What new museum exhibits are in Nashville?

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Claire Gibson

While known most for music, Nashville has plenty to offer when it comes to museums. From the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, to the Country Music Hall of Fame, there's always something new to look forward to and learn from. And this summer, there are several new museum exhibits worthy of your time (and ticket money).

Thought it only opened April 26, 2013, the new Johnny Cash Museum is already abuzz. Located at 119 Third Ave South, the museum is full of Cash paraphernalia including clothing worn by Johnny and June, custom guitars, recordings organized by decade, awards, photos, handwritten lyrics, and more. In its short life, the Johnny Cash Museum has already become a must-see on any trip to Nashville. 

From June - September, 2013, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is hosting a rare exhibit curated by Ken Gross called Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles. With 18 cars and 2 motorcycles that range from 1929 to 1941 models, the exhibit displays the extravagence of an era of luxury and sumptuousness far removed from our culture of efficiency. Each car looks like it could have been used on the set of The Great Gatsby or Boardwalk Empire, and was created with sleek lines, bold colors, and high-end materials characteristic of the "Art Deco" delineation. Visitors should stop in to see the exhibit before it rolls out of town!

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