The Frist Center will exhibit "State of the Art" from May 26th - September 10th. The exhibit celebrates the quality & diversity of contemporary art created throughout the United States, both in major art centers & smaller cities & communities across the country. The exhibition debuted at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2014 after the museum’s curatorial team traveled more than 100,000 miles, crisscrossing the United States to visit nearly 1,000 artists. This exhibition features 45 artists, including John Douglas Powers from Tennessee. Working in mediums ranging from paint & canvas to video, these artists provide a view from the ground of a wide range of subjects: the impact of history on identity, challenges relating to race & immigration, the importance of family & community, & the protection of the natural environment. This exhibition was organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.