The Frist Center opened in April 2001, and since that time has hosted a spectacular array of art from the region and from around the world. Their vision is to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. We are grateful to have them be a part of the Nashville community, and very proud to have them partner with Porter Flea.
Unlike any traditional museum you’ve ever visited, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts has become a magnet for Nashville’s rapidly expanding visual arts scene. With an exhibitions schedule that has new art flowing through the magnificent art deco building every 6 to 8 weeks, no matter how often you visit, there is always something new and exciting to see in the spacious galleries. See a list of current and upcoming exhibitions.
The Frist Center is open seven days a week and will offer free admission on Mondays to guests bringing nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, through December 18. This Holiday season, the Frist Center gift shop stocks a diverse array of beautiful handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, textiles, decorative arts, stationery, art supplies and gifts for children, books, exhibition catalogues, etc and to top it off, will wrap your gifts free of charge. You can also give the gift of art with a Frist Membership!