Changing Exhibitions

Changing Gallery Exhibitions

The National Civil Rights Museum’s Changing Exhibitions are generally displayed in the State of Tennessee Gallery or Legacy Building Lobby.  The museum hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, from artistic interpretations, artifacts, audio visual or interactive displays or objects from its collections.  Traveling exhibitions may be presented, or on loan, from other institutions or artists for a limited time.  At times, there are guest photography restrictions in the changing gallery space even though photography is allowed in the permanent exhibition space.  The special exhibition are included with the general admission to the museum.

Coming Exhibitions:

Romare Bearden: Vision and Activism

This photography exhibit to shine a light on the inhumane practice of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border. Showing on the top floor of the Legacy Building.


Current Exhibitions:

Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame

This banner exhibit features the first-hand experiences of those individuals who witnessed and shaped the Ferguson uprising. The people of Ferguson have a story to tell–in their own words and through their own eyes–and this story is even more urgent today. 


Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

A collection of videos from eyewitness, activists and icons of the Movement hosted on a touch-screen platform.  On a multi-year loan to the museum from Comcast NBC Universal.