Temporary Exhibits

Passing Through: The Musical Friendships of Don Nix

Exhibit opening + conversation

Friday, March 1, 2019 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

For nearly two decades, Memphis’ own Don Nix lived an unparalleled musical life, from helping build Stax Records and the Memphis Sound from the ground up, to calling Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, and George Harrison close friends. Throughout it all, Nix kept a camera handy and documented his adventures at home in Memphis, on the road, on stage, and in the studio, creating an archive that stretches from Muscle Shoals to Los Angeles and beyond. At the heart of this collection are Nix’s relationships with his fellow musicians. A true rock and roll survivor, Nix has outlived many of his famous friends, but his loving portraits of Furry Lewis, Albert King, Freddie King, and others remain to document a golden era in music. The exhibition features nearly 40 photographs from Nix’s personal archive.

The photo exhibition will run from February 15 through April 30, 2019.