Frist Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum, originally the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, is an art gallery located in Nashville, Tennessee, and is situated inside the city's iconic U.S. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Post Office building.

The Frist Art Museum has displayed an amazing variety of artwork from all around the world since its opening in 2001. The former main post office, one of Nashville's great historic buildings, is now occupied by a prominent architectural structure that serves as both a cultural and architectural focal point for the city. It was built between 1933 and 1934 under the leadership of the local Marr & Holman architectural firm, and it exhibits the two most recognizable architectural styles of the time: classicism and art deco.

The museum is housed in a 1930s-era white marble structure that was also Nashville's main post office. It cost $1.5 million to construct the Marr & Holman Architects-designed structure in 1933–1934. Since most mail at the time was sent by train, its proximity to Union Station made it easy for mail distribution.

The Frist is a non-collecting museum, therefore it does not maintain a permanent collection. Instead, it focuses on organizing temporary exhibitions and arranging touring exhibits from all over the world. Information about previous, ongoing, and upcoming shows may be found on Frist's website.

Each exhibition page includes comprehensive information on the programs linked to the exhibition as well as a variety of resources, such as gallery guides, audio guides, videos, and supplemental material from many sources.

The Frist Art Museum opened in 2001 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center committed to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Thomas F. Frist, Jr., M.D., and his family pledged to lead the effort to create a center through the charitable Frist Foundation.

The Frist Art Museum's art deco structure is supported in its upkeep by the Art Deco Society. This former federal post office, which was built in 1934, stands as a testament to the city's illustrious past and promising future. Your support as an Art Deco Society supporter allows us to preserve this historic gem so that upcoming generations can admire its beauty and gain knowledge from its rich history.

The earliest art museum is regarded as Kunstmuseum Basel, which started out as Amerbach-Cabinet, which the city of Basel acquired in 1661 and with which it became the first museum held by the local government. In 1671, Basel's Kunstmuseum opened to the public. The Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, which was founded in 1683, is the world's first university art museum.

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