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Frist Center For The Visual Arts


The vision of the Frist Center is to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways.

The mission of the Frist Center is to present and originate high quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities.


Susan Perry

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
We have been several times over 5 years and the family always enjoys the visit. The kids art center is the carrot I dangle to my kids (now 10 &12) so they will agree to visit. The art exhibits have never failed to draw them in and explore and enjoy before remembering that they came for the kids center. The renovated kid center still has their favorites (print making, stop motion video making, painting, and drawing stations). In addition they have added a changing color wall, color with your shadow, and several other new favorites. The Frist Center is still a Nashville must go!


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
What a great addition to the Nashville arts community!! This museum holds some treasures.. I’ve visited during many different events and exhibits and all of them have been satisfying and rewarding.. My children love visiting the interactive exhibits on the top floor.. They spend hours creating their own works of art.. And the artwork that they are exposed to through the larger exhibits is just amazing.. Memberships can be expensive if you’re not a student, but we always go with the family membership.. It offers us some good options and it gives us a constant source of entertainment and inspiration throughout the year.. If you haven’t stopped into the Frist yet, do yourself a favor and check it out!!

Jessica Bach

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Lovely place but seemed a short experience because there was just one exhibit. Would love to go back when there was more. Friendly staff and cute little cafe inside with an outside patio area. Check out the Flying Saucer pub right behind the museum on your way out though!! Super cool place! The Frist will validate some of the cost of parking if you are in the correct parking lot but be advised... The lot that is behind the Flying Saucer is pricey! We paid $15 to park and were in and out of both places in 2 hours or less.

Brianna Miller

Friday, June 8, 2018
We visited on girl scout day this past Saturday. It had nice activities for the girl scouts to do to earn patches and a 'different' type of art than I am used to seeing. Not a large quantity of available art in my opinion. Overall our scouts enjoyed themselves. Parking is not bad for Nashville. Would return for another event.

Stephen Nunn

Friday, July 6, 2018
Not bad. Cafe was ok, could have been better. We later ran into a very talkative, big security guard with glasses and he told us about where they store the art downstairs and stuff. They have some extra events throughout the year. The building is worth seeing!

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