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Frist Center for Visual Arts

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Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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Address: 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822
Phone Number: 615-244-3340
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Since opening in 2001, the Frist Center for Visual Arts has hosted a...
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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Great place to visit!!

We went with family and toured the Italian Fashion exhibit. Beautiful dresses and great explanations! Super helpful staff. Great restaurant and gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went with family and toured the Italian Fashion exhibit. Beautiful dresses and great explanations! Super helpful staff. Great restaurant and gift shop.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful building. The exhibits were well displayed & informative. They had many employees stationed throughout the museum & at times it seemed like too many. They watched every move you made.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the best examples of art deco interior design I've seen. The building has a great history with its Great Depression heritage, and the gallery is top-notch. It's definitely worth a visit the next time you're in Nashville.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

saw great italian design 1945-present- exhibition in renovated old post office. helpful guides. small and do able

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Frist is a true gem! I have to keep reminding myself that it should be a regular destination, and a genuinely great alternative to the night life in Nashville. The exhibits are world class and the admission is very reasonable. The gift shop and café are equally nice, and make for a great early evening or weekend outing.

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Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Our family has seen a couple of exhibits here, and every time we've had a lovely visit. Getting in and out of the museum is quite convenient with parking right out front. We have also enjoyed both the little café as well as the gift shop. The latest exhibit, Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, is such a treat!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This really is a fine museum. Very lovely inside, very nice exhibits, but a bit on the pricey side. Make sure it's an exhibit you'll want to spend a couple of hours looking at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Italian Fashion exhibit was very interesting especially on a free day. There were no other exhibits open. If it weren't free I probably would have been disappointed.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

they have a great art center that is free to kids under 18 with so many activities. This is great for homeshcoolers, too. The exhibits and the giftshop is fun. I think teachers get in free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It was my first visit to The Frist and It was great. They had an Italian fashion exhibit that was awesome.

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Address: Address: 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822
Phone Number: 615-244-3340
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville

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