Housed in a renovated marble building that once served as Nashville’s main post office, the Frist Art Museum is a non-traditional exhibition space that showcases traveling collections from around the world. The museum also displays works from local, state, and regional artists and hosts programs and events that inspire creativity.
Get inspired by this video that introduces you to the Frist:
Consistently ranked as one of the top family-friendly attractions in Nashville, the museum is an engaging learning environment. Hands-on activities at stations in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery will have kids begging to stay just a little longer as they draw, paint, and play with shapes and colors. Programs designed for adults include workshops, lectures, gallery talks, and films that cover a wide range of art forms including music, because well, you’re in Music City after all. Free concerts are held regularly in the Frist Café. While you enjoy the performance, you can have a bite to eat and upload your photos from #theFrist to Instagram using the café’s free Wi-Fi. There are several tour options for learning more about this historic building and its current exhibitions. Guests can explore on their own with the help of audio tours available through the museum’s dedicated app or join a docent-guided walk-up tour at 1:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Take home a unique souvenir from the museum’s gift shop where you’ll find handmade pieces from around the world as well as a selection of art supplies, books, and videos.
Cover image courtesy of the Frist Art Museum