The Frist Center is a non-collecting organization, dedicated to presenting exhibitions of art from the region, the country, and around the world. The exhibition schedule mounts new work every 6 to 8 weeks.
The Frist is located in one of Nashville’s great historic landmarks—the former main post office. Constructed from 1933 to 1934 it is a significant architectural structure, now on the National Register of Historic Places. The building manifests both of the most distinctive architectural styles of the period: classicism and Art Deco. A spare classical exterior belies the decorative Art Deco interior which features cast aluminum doors and grillwork, and colored marble and stone on the floors and walls.
An Architecture Tour is offered the first Saturday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
Nearly 100 works spanning five decades of Carle’s picture-book career