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Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Jack Corn / Courtesy of the Frist and The Tennessean

Some of the closest witnesses to the Nashville Civil Rights movement were photographers from the city's two major newspapers at the time, The Tennessean and the Nashville Banner. A selection of their photos — and the Frist Art Museum's latest exhibit that displays them — offer a glimpse into how media outlets chose to cover the events.

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville has officially changed its name. While the re-branding is subtle, the museum hopes the shift will bring more visitors inside.

© The Irving Penn Foundation / Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Irving Penn Foundation

The 2017 exhibit season at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts shows a particular emphasis on American art, with solo shows, a retrospective and an examination of how war contributed to the development of American Modernism.

Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Keith McLeod Fund

For the first time in more than a decade, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is putting together a major exhibition of Islamic art.

Organizers hope it'll widen Tennesseans' conception of art from the Muslim world.

"Ink, Silk & Gold" has been three years in the making. It includes more than 100 works from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.