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.


Martin Faulks

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

Definitely worth scheduling time to visit this arts centre, there is more to it than meets the eye. The interest starts with the building that is a converted mail sorting centre, and hence the architecture stands out, elegant, deliberate, and lavish in features, materials and execution e.g the special wood block flooring, amazing corridors and staircases, impressive doors and other features... look up go see... anyway it makes a perfect building to house art and expression of all forms and genres in their galleries, and this is what it does... be blown away the moment you go through the front entrance and enjoy... you need a good two / three hours if you want to take time and see everything. Aside the exhibitions which they change regularly, there is a strong connection to the community, and areas for community art and activities, which I found vibrant, fun, and nourishing to the soul.. You will enjoy what ever is on, and the gift shop is extensive and worth a browse... Go for it, enjoy!

Victor Wang

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Absolutely amazing museum with a ton of exhibits. The artifacts are wide ranging and the timeline is quite wide. There's something here that everyone will enjoy. I like the fun interactive exhibits as well. The modern/contemporary pieces were also fantastic. Best part is the admission is included in to the ticket for the country museum and hall of fame.

Micah G Robinson

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Always a great time at the Frist. Relevant and fresh exhibits that are curated very well. The cafe is a great spot to stop in and the music nights that they have during the summer or just a good time. Everything about the Frist is just fantastic. A big fan of the opening night parties they throw for members as well, it's worth it to be a member.

Ric Rini

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

I was totally impressed by this museum from the exterior architecture to the interior. It's a fabulous structure to admire, balance and symmetry throughout. The visiting exhibit was Nick Cage, and I found the exhibit to be visually stunning, like nothing I've ever seen before. They had a fun interpretive area that actually was very entertaining, even though it is designed for children. Expect to be here 2+/- hours. They also honor AAA discounts which was a nice addition.

Kathy Stout

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Revolving exhibits. Mummies and rare vintage cars have been favorites. Nice gift shop. Cafe expensive but no bad. Beautiful building. Kids art room is the best. Kids free all the time.