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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
A museum with no permanent collection, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, housed inside an old U.S. Post Office building, relies on traveling exhibits and creates its own original shows. Wide, open galleries that cover 2,200 sq m (24,000 sq ft) are filled with artwork and interactive art education. At the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, visitors can experience 30 hands-on displays. Big names, such as Kandinsky, share the space with emerging artists who are just beginning to make their mark. Exhibits and events rotate frequently. Arrange to visit The Frist Center for the Visual Arts and other attractions in Nashville using our Nashville trip itinerary planner.
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  • Frist Center for Visual Arts is my favorite interior in all of Nashville. It is worth a visit to enjoy the beauty of art deco detailing. The gallery shows features world renown art exhibits and collec...  read more »
  • If you can visit the Frist while Bellissima is still there, do it. This collection of Italian designed cars from 1945 to 1975 is incredible. A must see, even if you are not a car nut. 
  • We stopped by in the late afternoon to catch the display of Italian Automotive Art and were absolutely blown away. The display, the friendly and talkative staff were unlike most stuffy museums. The fo...  read more »
  • This place always a great visit. Their exhibits are top notch and the kids art area is very fun when you have a little one (or even if you're just young at heart!)
  • Granddaughter and I, years ago, viewed 'Whistler's Exhibit' at Frist. Incredible! Granddaughter and I also were given opportunity by Frist to actually do process of Intaglio...etching on glass. (I am now trying to find out when that art exhibit took place; year and month.) Whistler's exhibit was outstanding. Shown was black and white foto next to completed painting of Whistler actually painting his famous oil painting, 'Whistler's Mother'! Perfect! A most wonderful experience provided by Frist Museum! Thank you! Kathleen Hughes
  • This museum was really cool. I loved the Power of Pictures exhibit. It explored the relationship between art and politics, revisiting a point in history when artists were a primary engine of social change. Unfortunately that was the only exhibit open (as of May 8th), but tickets were half off. Also, anyone 18 years and under is completely free!
  • Amazing building, renovated post office. Great setting for museum. Current exhibit of Italian post war cars is great and not just for car buffs
  • A Nashvillian of 15+ years, we frequently visit the Frist. Today the Cobb salad at the Cafe was delicious. The Italian Automotive Renaissance exhibit was outstanding! A must do for all who visit Nashville, as well as the locals.
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