Frist Art Museum, Nashville

4.5
Frist Art Museum, housed inside one of Nashville’s great historic landmarks--the former main post office, opened in April 2001, and since that time has hosted a spectacular array of art from the region and from around the world. The mission of the museum is to present and originate high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities.Unlike other traditional museums, this one has become a magnet for Nashville’s rapidly expanding visual arts scene. With an exhibitions schedule that has new art flowing through the art deco building every 6 to 8 weeks, no matter how often you visit, there is always something new and exciting to see in the spacious galleries. Find the current exhibitions on the website. The museum was conceived as a family-friendly place and one of the most popular locations in the center is the innovative Martin ArtQuest Gallery. It’s a colorful space alive with the sounds of learning through making art, suitable for people of all ages. Frist Art Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Nashville Edition.
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  • We happened on this museum by chance, and to my great good fortune, a special exhibit of Paul and Bunny Mellon's artwork was on display. For $10 (kids are free!) we saw some wonderful art in a beautif...  more »
  • My first time to the Frist and I was not dissapointed. They had a terrific Impressionism exhibit with all the masters from Monet and Van Gogh to Degas. Crowds were light on a Tuesday afternoon with a ...  more »
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  • Very small art museum, but nice nonetheless. Went here on a school field trip and thoroughly enjoyed. Upstairs they have an entire interactive kids area with different stations set up for kids to do fun art activities. My daughter, age 5, who loves art, really loved this section. They had everything from stamping to stenciling to videography and free drawing, water color painting and more. Awesome for kids on a rainy day .
  • My family and I enjoy the variety of exhibits they have here. There is a fairly regular rotation of exhibits and small, ancillary rooms for modern art pieces. We particularly enjoys the Impressionist exhibit. Upstairs there is an interactive art room for children (and adults too).

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