Frist Center for the Visual Arts
To see one of the most ‘spectacular arrays of art from the region and around the world’ then take your group straight to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville’s downtown art museum located in a classic Art Deco building featuring ever-changing art exhibits and educational programs perfect for art lovers and students of all ages. Opened in 2001, the Frist is a literal ‘magnet for Nashville's rapidly expanding visual arts scene’, with new art coming in every 6-8 weeks. This means that there is always new and different art to appreciate and ogle over here during your visit. While we can’t exactly tell you what you will be seeing during your own visit, we can tell you a couple of current displays to give you an example, the center currently hosting such exhibits as Australian Aboriginal Art and Art and Music Videos in Middle Tennessee.
Aside from the currently featured art displays, you will also want to save time to visit the Martin ArtQuest Gallery within the 24,000 square foot center, this space allowing groups of all ages to learn and create in over 30 different interactive stations. Here you can print, paint, or sculpt your own colorful masterpiece, an excellent hands-on way to involve your group in the entire art process, from learning and admiring to creating and publishing. There are opportunities for several different group tours as well, in such themes as Adult, Architecture, College, and K-12.
If you work up an appetite here head to the onsite cafe for some delicious homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Afterward, make your way to the gift shop and pick up educational books, art supplies, and famous prints.