Past Special Exhibits

Along with our permanent exhibits, the museum has a Special Exhibits Gallery that measures 2,000 square feet. This space houses between two to three rotating exhibits per year – these exhibits are created in-house and by guest curators, or are traveling exhibits from other institutions and museums.

Since opening in August 2014, we have hosted “The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies,” an in-house exhibit, and “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit now owned permanently by our museum; a temporary outdoor exhibit about Music Maker musicians at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015.  Our current Special Exhibit is “Tennessee Ernie Ford: A Life on Stage,” an in-house exhibit.

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