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.
130 images illustrate the power of photography as a form of social activism
Works evoke universal themes of time, absence, memory, and silence
Works by 30 students selected by a panel of local professionals
Explores sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts
70 works represent 150 years of French art
Photographs explore the impact of rapid growth on community and socioeconomic issues
Some 45 items of Italian household and ritual furnishings
Brazilian identical twins share a visual language of fantasy, family, & social change
Features a selection of sculptures and wall reliefs
Explore Surrealist portrayals of monsters through 79 works
100+ masterworks across time, place, and media
100 of the most significant private holdings of 20-century Mexican art
Nearly 100 works spanning five decades of Carle’s picture-book career