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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Things Come Apart,  a Smithsonian traveling exhibit (July 15, 2017–October 8, 2017). Through extraordinary photographs, disassembled objects and fascinating videos, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s Things Come Apart exhibit reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Images of […]

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