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“Fabulous Frist Supports Our Troops...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Frist Center for Visual Arts

Frist Center for Visual Arts
919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822 (Downtown Nashville)
615-244-3340
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$28*
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Nashville Trolley Tour
Ranked #29 of 197 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Fabulous Frist Supports Our Troops...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

...in thought, art and deed. Recently I visited the Frist with a National Female Veterans group which included WWII veterans. I am currently serving. I was SO impressed with our groups treatment as we toured the East West exhibit & Steve Mumford's amazing war art with our own tour guide. She indicated that the Frist honors military service by having frequent free Veterans events. I had a meaningful and memorable experience and appreciate the Frist's treatment of the US military and veterans. Thank You.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great art venue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a remarkable venue for the display of the visual arts. I have attended several wonderful displays of art at the Frist Center, and am amazed at the well-known art displays held there ... Allow yourselves plenty of time for this affordable venue!

Visited June 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“SMALL COLLECTION, AMAZING ART DECO BUILDING”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It is an incredible art deco building, really worth a visit. There is an eclectic collection with nice paintings (nice Monet´s). People is very kind and helpful, there were no crowds so the visit is really peaceful.
Could be the audioguide explanations are a little bit long

Visited April 2014
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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great small museum with rotating exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

You can only review the exhibits you saw as they change out frequently. I saw the Looking East: Western Artists exhibit which was excellent. Had many fabulous impressionist paintings and showed the link between East and Western art that I had never thought about. Steve Mumford's War Journals were also excellent- pen and watercolor sketches from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan primarily. Worth a visit when you're in town but check out what is showing first.

Visited May 2014
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Waupun, Wisconsin
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“Great visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I am not into art in the least but like everyone have heard of all the painters worth millions. To get to see some of those paintings was pretty cool. The staff was very friendly.

Visited May 2014
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