Art Deco Tour at The Frist
Docent Guided Architectural Tour
Saturday, May 7
Built during the throes of the Great Depression between 1933 and 1934, the original Nashville Post Office on Broadway offers one of the area’s most distinctive examples of the Art Deco architectural style. Repurposed as an acclaimed visual arts center, The Frist opened to the public fifteen years ago, in April 2001. Enjoy a free guided tour of the landmark building’s Grand Lobby and impressive grillwork with one of the museum’s engaging docents on the first Saturday of each month. The Nashville architectural firm of Marr & Holman directed the design of the impressive federal building. Today it is also a great example of a successful public private partnership between Metropolitan Nashville government and Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. and the Frist Foundation.
Enjoy a video about the distinct architecture of The Frist and learn more about the tour and upcoming exhibits at fristcenter.org.
Pictured is ‘Frist Stairwell Interior’ by Nashville photographer Jay Farkas.