Haley Gallery

Working in collaboration with renowned visual artists, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s Haley Gallery organizes and displays a variety of visual art exhibitions each year. A portion of proceeds from artwork purchased in the gallery supports the nonprofit Museum’s educational mission. The Haley Gallery is free and open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The Haley Gallery is operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, along with CMF Press, CMF Records, CMA Theater, the Frist Library and Archive, the Taylor Swift Education Center, Hatch Show Print® poster shop and Historic RCA Studio B®. The museum collects, preserves and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of an array of audiences. In exhibits, publications, digital media and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is among the most-visited history museums in the United States.

Current Exhibition

Willie Cole: Lyrical Reconstructions

March 28 – May 16, 2024

Cole’s creative process blends familiar consumer objects with references to the appropriation of African and African American images, resulting in sophisticated hybrids. His most recent bodies of work repurpose discarded water bottles or musical instruments, such as his 2022 commission, “Ornithology,” for the Kansas City International Airport, a work comprised of twelve larger-than-life birds made entirely from alto saxophones with an accompanying soundscape in honor of jazz legend Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.

Upcoming Exhibition

Lori Field: Saints, Tigers, Warriors, Lovers, Flowers

May 23 – July 19, 2024

Lori Field: Saints, Tigers, Warriors, Lovers, Flowers, a solo exhibit for the internationally acclaimed artist Lori Field, opens Thursday, May 23, at Haley Gallery.

Field worked as an illustrator and textile designer before returning to her fine art practice in 1996. Since that time, she’s had numerous solo exhibitions around the globe, including New York City, Berlin, Toronto, Chicago, and Noyers-sur-Serein.

Field’s mixed media drawings, paintings, moving images and sculptures straddle a border between reality and dream, past life and present. By playing with her own fairy tales and mythology, Field inserts a reoccurring cast of characters into post-apocalyptic romantic landscapes, imagining an altered future that might be tolerable after all.

Past Exhibitions

Jan. 24, 2024 - Mar. 22, 2024

Marilyn Murphy is a professor emerita of art at Vanderbilt University. Her work has been shown in over 390 exhibits nationally and abroad, including mid-career surveys at the Frist Art Museum and a two-person exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Murphy’s work often addresses issues of women’s identity and roles, creating curious situations that imply a larger story. Many of her current pieces focus on the act of seeing, the creative process, or aspects of the human experience.

Dec. 7, 2023 - Jan. 19, 2024

In collaboration with Hatch Show Print, the Haley Gallery is pleased to present Everywhere is Beauty: 2023 Print Invitational. Over 60 printmakers from across the country will be represented in the exhibition, and their works showcase a broad spectrum of printing methods, ranging from letterpress to cyanotypes. On Thursday, December 7, the gallery will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition.

Oct. 5 – Nov. 27, 2023

Language is a Trick, a new exhibit by award-winning artist Wayne White, opens Thursday, October 5, in Haley Gallery. The Chattanooga-born artist, art director, illustrator, and puppeteer has used his memories of the South to create inspired works for film, television, and the fine art world for almost four decades.


Open Daily • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


224 Rep. John Lewis Way S
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: (615) 577-7711
Email: info@haleygallerynashville.com

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