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Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

The Frist Center

Inspiring people through art to look at their world in new ways

Opened in 2001, The Frist Center has become a hub for Nashville's rapidly expanding visual arts scene. Its regional and global exhibitions change every six to eight weeks to provide new and returning guests a fresh and exciting experience. The Frist Center also recognizes that art is about more than looking; it's about feeling, creation and engagement. The innovative Martin ArtQuest Gallery offers guests of all ages the opportunity to learn through activities with 30 interactive stations including sculpting and watercolor painting. The museum also offers a café and shop loaded with exhibition-related works and other gifts. 

  • The Frist building was constructed in 1933-1934 in Art Deco style 
  • It was formally the main post office in Nashville
  • The building is on the National Register of Historic Places


  • Located less than one mile from Omni Nashville Hotel
  • Free live music in the café every Thursday and Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Free architecture tours every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Ticket prices range from $7 - $12
  • Hours: Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Thursday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. (ArtQuest closes at 5:30 p.m.); Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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