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Frist Center for Visual Arts

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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 June 22, 2017

I was walking to the Marathon Motor building in Nashville and I walked past this beautiful building. The Frist Centre is a fabulous building that was originally the postal building. It has been refurbished and maintained in all it's glory and now houses regularly changing...More

Thank 822SusanC
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Only thing to note was decor of building inside, otherwise found this so uninviting that we did not go into museum.

Thank Leah D
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This historic building has undergone an amazing restoration from a post office to a modern art gallery. Fantastic Art Deco interior also. Well worth the walk up to the top of Broadway.

Thank Marianjrye
Reviewed May 27, 2017

A great place to visit if you enjoy art. The first floor has variety of exhibits that are worth seeing. However, for those with kids, the upper floor is the place to visit. There is an area that allows for creative interaction with all sorts...More

Thank Dr_Xaos
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

I have always like paintings, sculpture, and drawings ..but never much on photography until now. The gallery at Frist was setting up the first floor and it was closed to the public. The second floor gallery was having a photo exhibition..great I thought...not really. However...More

Thank cabLouisville_KY
Reviewed May 20, 2017

We stopped in here just to have a look around. We only paid $6 each since one of the main exhibits was closed. The other exhibit was an exhibit of photography. It was interesting and somewhat educational. I would recommend seeing exhibits here. The gift...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

A fellow reviewer said eat at the cafe and this was very good advice. The building is an old Art Deco repurposed post office. Fun to look around at the building. The gift shop is interesting and the galleries are small so your visit won't...More

Thank kedColorado
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Fascinating photography exhibit, well-curated with plenty of information provided. I learned a lot. There was a family-oriented program going on in the top floor, so I skipped that area.

1  Thank Elana E
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

It was a dud; but the Cafe was wonderful! Good coffee and the most delicious dessert, teramisu! Many items are made right on premise; so they are fresh; and not loaded with chemicals. The art was only black and white photos; that were like snapshots!

1  Thank Nicki S
Reviewed May 9, 2017

It's normally $12 entry for an adult (under 18 are free) but I went the Monday which was President's Day and I got in for free. It's a fantastic space so I still left a donation. I saw college students get in free for certain...More

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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