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Frist Art Museum

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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...more
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919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3822
Downtown Nashville
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As well-traveled art museum junkies, we've learned how to appreciate (and never pass up) a well-curated special exhibit. Seems to us, that the Frist know what they are doing as they ONLY do exhibitions as they do not have a permanent collection. It's pretty special...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philip C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not sure the Frist is technically a museum, since it doesn't have a permanent collection. But that doesn't matter. When I visited, the exhibits were very interesting. There was an exhibit about Paris in 1900 which had a number of interesting paintings. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ray F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This outstanding 1938 art deco post office building opened as a museum in 2001. The building and interior spaces are worth a visit. The current Do Ho Suh and Paris 1900 exhibits are exceptional. Don’t know about their permanent collection.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good exhibits with a good variety through the years. We go every three to six months to catch the new exhibitors.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful renovated space! Wonderful exhibits!! Student show in the long hallway between the front and back doors was also very special.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have been told that backpacks are not permitted to be worn on both shoulders inside the museum, despite there being nothing that says this anywhere in the museum. Also, the lady who told me this was extremely rude and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Frist museum is a must see as they have interesting displays for adults and educational programs for children; (children under 18 are free!) The Paris 1900: City of Entertainment exhibit on now is well done. But I really enjoyed the 2018 young Tennessee artists...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vegan21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two levels of galleries were showing some really good work. I was also highly impressed by the interactive space upstairs which is designed for all ages and ability levels. There were many activities happening at once, printmaking, water color, wire sculpture, drawing and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Thank goodness this fabulous old building was repurposed. With no actual collection of its own art- it showcases traveling shows on a rotating basis. This visit had a visiting show from France on 19th century life in Paris. One of 3 U.S. venues. Do stop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Been doing a lot of traveling the past year and hit a lot of great art museums/exhibits in that time (The Met, MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, Seattle Art Museum, Chihuly Garden & Glass, VMFA, NCMA, etc.) so thought I'd hit the Frist...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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