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Temporary Exhibitions

Museum patrons view the Red Grooms temporary exhibit.

The Tennessee State Museum features multiple Temporary Exhibitions that complement our permanent exhibitions in telling the story of Tennessee from its First Peoples to the Present Day. 

Currently on view:

Let's Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food (Through February 2, 2020)

The State of Sound: Tennessee’s Musical Heritage uses artifacts, images, performance costumes and audio-visual media to introduce you to the stories of the people, places and events that transformed Tennessee into an internationally celebrated music center. (Through February 2, 2020)

Tennessee and the Great War: A Centennial Exhibition explores the state’s role in the Great War. (Ongoing)

Early Expressions: Art in Tennessee Before 1900 (Ongoing)

In Search of the New: Art in Tennessee Since 1900 (Ongoing)

Previous Temporary Exhibitions

Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts (February 8, 2019 - July 7, 2019)

Red Grooms: A Retrospective (October 4, 2018 -  January 13, 2019)

Tennessee State Museum
Ashley Howell, Executive Director

1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
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