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A Landmark Repurposed: From Post Office to Art Museum

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

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A Landmark Repurposed:  From Post Office to Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum presents A Landmark Repurposed: From Post Office to Art Museum, an exhibition that celebrates the historic building that the Frist is privileged to occupy—Nashville’s former main post office. The exhibition will be on view in the always-free Conte Community Arts Gallery from January 8, 2021, through January 9, 2022.

Commemorating the Frist Art Museum’s 20th anniversary, this reimagined exhibition with updated design and expanded narrative highlights the building’s role as a civic institution, from its creation as the city’s main post office in 1934 to its reopening as an art museum on April 8, 2001. Through archival images, architectural drawings, “Then and Now” photographs, news clippings, and original planning documents, guests will learn about the building’s distinctive architectural styles, as well as how historical events affected the construction and function of the post office. The exhibition will also address how buildings can be repurposed, making connections with American Art Deco: Designing for the People, which will be on view in the Ingram Gallery from October 8, 2021, through January 2, 2022.

Constructed in 1933–34 under the direction of local firm Marr & Holman, the building was financed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Construction. Following guidelines from the Office of the Supervising Architect, the building displays the two most distinctive architectural styles of the period: “starved” or “stripped” classicism and art deco.

The building began its second life as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts on April 8, 2001, with the mission to present and originate high quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities.

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ADMISSION INFO

FREE/Frist Art Museum members and visitors 18 and younger
$15/Adults
$10/Seniors (65+)
$8/Military (with ID)

*To receive military or senior rates, please call (615) 744-3277 Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

Every Monday, reservations for a new week will become available. Advance timed tickets may be purchased up to three weeks in advance. Frist Art Museum members must obtain advance timed tickets as well, at no charge. Memberships may be purchased online.

Contact: (615) 244-3340

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jul 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 1, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 2, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 3, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Tue)
  • Aug 4, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 5, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 6, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 7, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 8, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 9, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 10, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Tue)
  • Aug 11, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 12, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 14, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 15, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 16, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 17, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Tue)
  • Aug 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 19, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 20, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 21, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 22, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 23, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 24, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Tue)
  • Aug 25, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Wed)
  • Aug 26, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 27, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 28, 2021 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 29, 2021 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)

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Additional time info:

Beginning on January 2, 2021, the Frist Art Museum will be open Thursdays through Sundays. Service in the café will be suspended, but vending machines and seating will remain available. The gift shop will be open, and Martin ArtQuest accessible on a timed entry basis.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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