Frist Center for Visual Arts

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Afar Magazine

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in its art deco digs has hosted a continuous and inspiring collection of exhibitions from the area and the world. Full review →



The lack of a broad permanent collection allows the Frist Center to operate like a large gallery for a rotating roster of big-name installations organized by other museums.


Condé Nast Traveler

Hosts a series of rotating exhibits and works borrowed from other museums. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

This art gallery boasts 24,000 square feet of exhibit space and hosts first-class exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, and other visual art. Full review →


Frommer's 33

If the sleek architecture isn't enough reason to visit the Frist Center, then the art exhibits and the family-friendly Martin ArtQuest Gallery are likely to pull you in. Full review →



In addition to an always-compelling roster of exhibits, the Frist has an entire gallery—the Martin Artquest Gallery—devoted to art activities for kids, every day of the week. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Hosts traveling exhibitions of everything from American folk art to Picasso in the grand, refurbished post office building. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Permanent attractions include the 30-station, interactive Martin ArtQuest Gallery and Music at the Frist, a program of live performances in the Grand Lobby or café every Friday and Saturday. Full review →



Located in what was once Nashville’s landmark downtown post office, the Frist is probably the only art museum in the country that houses a working post office Full review →

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