Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville
Nashville , Tennessee
Tel: 615 244 3340
Concierge.com's insider take:
The lack of a broad permanent collection allows the Frist Center to operate like a large gallery for a rotating roster of big-name installations organized by other museums, ranging in topic from Pre-Raphaelite paintings to contemporary light displays. Housed in a marble Art Deco–era post office, the center offers programs for all ages (kids under 18 visit gratis) and is a hot spot for young professionals wanting a cheap date-night option, thanks to the frequent periods of free admission (check the Web site). During the summer, a "Frist Friday" ticket includes live local music at sunset on the manicured back lawn, hors d'oeuvres, and access to galleries.
Open Mondays through Wednesdays 10 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays and Fridays 10 am to 9 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 5:30 pm, and Sundays 1 to 5 pm.