Arts & Galleries: May 2020

While it's still not deemed safe to go to the theater or a museum just yet, Nashville's performing and visual arts companies are bringing the shows to you. Here's a look at some of the virtual performances and exhibits you can check out from the safety of your home.


Frist Art Museum

“Shakespeare in the Galleries” has the actors and musicians of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival presenting music and drama inspired by the exhibition J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime. Fri., May 15, 6:30 p.m.,

“Terry Adkins and Music” is a virtual happy hour conversation about the late visual artist and musician led by curators Katie Delmez of the Frist Art Museum, Jamaal Sheats of Fisk University Galleries and Stephanie Weissberg of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Thurs., May 21, 5:30 p.m.,

Nashville Ballet

“Saturday Night with Nashville Ballet” delivers Emergence in this latest digital installment, and it includes new choreography from the incredibly talented company artist Julia Eisen. Sat., May 16, 5 p.m.,


OZ Arts Nashville

This Holding: Traces of Contact, a dance and visual art event reimagined for the camera, was filmed in Nashville during isolation. A live Q&A with the artists follows this online premier. Fri., May 29, 8 p.m.,


Belcourt Theatre

The beloved arthouse is offering virtual screenings of new releases, hosting an online Living Room Film Club with our sister publication, Nashville Scene and creating watch parties and film chats in the spirit of Belcourt Midnights.


The historic estate and gardens brings the gardens to your screen any time, any day, with virtual tours through May 31. For the young and young-at-heart, the Tots! Program offers activities, crafts and more.

Frist Art Museum

We Count: First-Time Voters is the museum’s first online exhibit and features the work of five local artists inspired by the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Through Dec. 31.

Nashville Ballet

In anticipation of its fall performance of Peter Pan, local celebrities take turns reading chapters from the classic tale in the Peter Pan Book Club, while Story Time with Nashville Ballet teaches dances from the upcoming production.

Nashville Children's Theatre

Registration is now open for online summer camps for children ages 3-18 years old. New for this summer will be productions created specifically to be performed online.

Nashville Symphony

The wide assortment of entertainment and educational offerings include performances by orchestra musicians at home, demonstrations by conductors, at-home activities, archived concerts and