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Frist Center for Visual Arts

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822
+1 615-244-3340
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Since opening in 2001, the Frist Center for Visual Arts has hosted a spectacular array of art from around the world. Not only an important cultural focal point for the city of Nashville, it is also a significant architectural structure, occupying one of Nashville’s great historic landmarks, the former main post office. Constructed from 1933 to 1934 under the direction of the local architectural firm of Marr & Holman, it displays both of the most distinctive architectural styles of the period: Classicism and Art Deco.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822
Downtown Nashville
+1 615-244-3340
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recently I went to the frist art gallery in Nashville for the Australian Aboriginal art exhibit. It excelled my expectations and was very educational as well as aesthetically enjoyable. I also enjoyed the gift shop!

Thank macherry
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful art deco building with great art exhibits and helpful staff. WWI art work phenomenal ...do not muss

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the WWI art exhibit at the Frist. Very interesting to see the art & "propaganda" of the time. Learned things I did not know about WWI, and about the thinking of the time. The short film clip, made in the early 1900's, about...More

Thank texastravelfan1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful museum. Very manageable and lovely exhibits. Photography exhibit of Irving Penn was very thorough and extremely enjoyable. The secrets of Buddhist Art was well worth it. Glad to have made a visit.

Thank SashaGRose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If they have a exhibit you want to see they always do a good job. Check out the calendar and go. You wont be disappointed.

Thank mmiller6785
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building that houses the Frist was formerly a post office and has a unique Art Deco style. The lower floor has a cafe and gift shop in addition to a small exhibit space. The upper gallery hosts rotating exhibits and we were very pleased...More

Thank CLwriter
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The ArtQuest for kids is awesome. Kids can learn to make an animated short video or learn to weave. A great activity for kids, parents and grandparents.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Frist Center features rotating exhibitions of the visual arts. The galleries ant presentation spaces are well-laid out and easy to navigate. Parking is adjacent and is discounted with admission.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Walking up Broadway, I've had tourists ask if there is anything to see beyond 5th. I always encourage them to consider a visit to the Frist Center. They'll be surprised at the broad range of exhibits.

Thank Rex P
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Frist Center has rotating exhibits of a varied nature and a big mixed activity room for children to interact.

Thank Nancy C
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Response from Dr_Xaos | Reviewed this property |
If you're only looking at the exhibit portions of the museum, you should be able to comfortably cover them without rushing in a couple hours. Exhibits do change, so timing could vary a bit due to actual exhibits at that time... More