Great history in this Art center, Never thought I would see such a great museum so close to downtown. Right on Broadway and near Vanderbilt University.
We went to the Frist to see a traveling exhibition of Norman Rockwell's work, which we loved, then toured a second exhibit on the ground floor entitled 30 Americans which showcased of a variety of African American artists in an interesting counterpoint to the mostly whitebread America depicted by Rockwell.
We recently visited the Frist at the recommendation of my cousin. The special exhibit included Norman Rockwell - a jaw dropping compilation of his work and history. Must sees include the walls of his magazine covers, rooms of his special drawing, and a humbling exhibit of his process of creation, using the chilling painting he created on the subject of... More
One of the best museums of its type in the South. World class visiting exhibits and very user friendly... and reasonably priced. Great restaurant! Don't miss the Frist!
This museum formed from the original main post office downtown and across from fantastic hotel created from the original train station gives great depth to a visit to this "country" town. Impressive special shows and programs make this a place to visit. Named for the famous Frist family who donated most of funds for it and a good use of... More
While this is a smaller fine arts museum they truly take this limited space into account and seem VERY selective when choosing their exhibits. There is always something surprising, interesting, thought provoking and unique!
A variety of exhibitions makes the Frist intertesting. If you visit with chuldren be sure to take advantage of the area dedicated to the kids. They'll love it!
This is a gem of a museum. We went to the Norman Rockwell exhibit which was fantastic. Seeing his paintings in person was breathtaking. It was a bit crowded but not unexpected. Prior to going to that exhibit we enjoyed the 30 Americans exhibit downstairs. it was thought provoking. I wish all the patrons upstairs (Rockwell) had taken the time... More
I love art!,I have to admit the car show was amazing and one of the best shows I have seen inside the Frist. The lighting was amazing.... The cafe needs much better food. I would saw get a local chef. Example the NC Art Museum and Nasher at Duke both have local fresh healthy chef driven cafés. Let's step it... More
I have been to the Frist several times and I have never been disappointed. The exhibits are always changing but always excellent. My teenagers have loved going to Art Quest since they were toddlers. It is an art studio within the Frist that also changes to reflect the current exhibits. The kids can take their time and make various projects... More
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