About Frist Art Museum 

The mission of the Frist Art Museum is to present and originate high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Their vision is to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. Located in the building that once housed Nashville’s main post office, erected in 1934, the Frist Art Museum opened on April 8, 2001. This unique space in Nashville is truly a gem that our city is fortunate to have. Offering notable exhibitions from Nashville, the region, and around the world, their ever-changing schedule assures you’ll always find something new and engaging to explore when you enter the Frist’s doors.

Location & Info:

919 Broadway 

Nashville, TN 37203

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How they are making an impact in Nashville:

The Frist Art Museum is an active part of the community working with local artists, engaging with youth, and providing opportunities for community dialogue in unique ways that foster impact. 

The museum regularly engages local artists from the community on a number of levels: in exhibitions such as Murals of North Nashville which included a number of noted muralists, including Norf Collective, Thaxton Waters, and Elisheba Israel Mrozik who, with her husband, Aaron (known collectively as EXO:DUS), brought their Blood at the Root pop up installation to the Turner Courtyard at the Frist in the Fall of 2020.

On March 3, 2021, the first anniversary of the tornado in 2020, the Frist opened an online exhibition, N2020: Community Reflections, curated by Woke3. He collaborated with photographers, videographers, dancers, and spoken word artists within his community to reflect on the destruction of the March 3, 2020 tornado, the impact of COVID-19, and the urgent calls for racial justice.

The Frist’s ever-changing schedule of exhibitions offers a new experience with every visit. Periodically, Nashville is the only place in the US that an exhibition can be seen, as is the case right now with Picasso. Figures which comes to the Frist from the Musée national Picasso-Paris. The exhibition is on view through May 2, 2021. This summer, the museum will present the work of Kara Walker, an artist whose work was first seen at the Frist in the exhibition 30 Americans. 

Free exhibition-related online lectures, discussions, tours, family activities, and classes offer continuous opportunities for meaningful dialogue, entertainment, learning and active engagement. Visit to see a list of upcoming events and current exhibitions. 

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