The Main Library's Art Gallery and Courtyard Gallery present exhibitions that promote access to and stimulate interest in a wide variety of ideas. The galleries are open during the regular library hours. Admission is free and the public is welcome to all events.
Ongoing exhibits: Wilson Limited Editions Collection | Library Art & Architecture
Shaping the Healthy Community
August 24-November 22, 2015
Main Library, Courtyard Gallery (2nd floor)
The goal of "Shaping the Healthy Community," an exhibit organized by the Nashville Civic Design Center, is to engage the citizens of and visitors to Nashville in the conversation about how we can shape our communities to help improve health.
The Aesthetic of a Book
October 16, 2015 - May 29, 2016
Main Library, Art Gallery (1st floor)
As a powerful form of expression, art can be found just about anywhere you look and sometimes where you least expect it. Consider, for example, the art that's found in a book. Though a book's illustrations are commonly assumed to be its main artwork, there is still more beauty to be found throughout the book's design.
Our exhibit of framed prints and books from the Wilson Limited Editions Collection demonstrates this unexpected beauty.