The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is the perfect destination for art-lovers on a vacation in Tennessee. This art museum in Nashville that is housed in a beautiful Art Deco building that used to be Nashville's main post office. In a joint venture with the US Postal Service, Thomas F. Frist Jr converted the former post office into an art museum.
A trip to the Frist Center Nashville allows the visitor to gain an idea of what is currently happening in the art scene in Nashville and around the nation. Unlike more traditional art museums in Nashville, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts does not have any permanent collections, but instead showcases traveling exhibitions, with new art flowing constantly through the museum. The interior galleries are spacious and decorated in a spare Art Deco style, with smooth marble and granite, and beautifully crafted aluminum doors.
The Frist Center Nashville is also a great place to bring kids and help instill in them a love of art. The ArtQuest Gallery is a space with numerous activities for children to do to gain a hands-on art experience. They can create sculptures, paintings, art prints and more, with the help of museum staff and volunteers, and it's free for young people under the age of 18. If you're a college student, you can visit the gallery for free every Thursday and Friday night.
If you’re planning a Nashville vacation, check with the Frist Center before your trip for details on upcoming events, such as art camps, art classes, and more. Come prepared to learn, and your visit to this art museum in Nashville is sure to be an amazing cultural experience, and it’s a great complement to learning about local music or seeing exhibits at the Adventure Science Center.