Upcoming Occurrences:

  • December 24, 2016 – 4:30 pm
  • December 31, 2016 – 4:30 pm
  • January 7, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • January 14, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • January 21, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • January 28, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • February 4, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • February 11, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • February 18, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • February 25, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • March 4, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • March 11, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • March 18, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • March 25, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • April 1, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • April 8, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • April 15, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • April 22, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • April 29, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • May 6, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • May 13, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • May 20, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • May 27, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • June 3, 2017 – 4:30 pm

Architecture Tour

"When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?"

  • Interior stairwell. Photography by Jay Farkas.   http://jaylightphotography.com

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  • Frist Center exterior. Photography by Jay Farkas. http://jaylightphotography.com

“When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are just some of the questions answered in the Frist Center’s popular architecture tours. 

Stroll around the Frist Center and learn more about our landmark building from one of our always-engaging docents. Constructed between 1933 and 1934, during the throes of the Great Depression, the former post office is a prominent Nashville architectural treasure from the art deco period.

Architecture Tours are offered every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and are free to attend. An ASL interpreter will be available the first Saturday tour of every month.


For our visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing
On the first Saturday of each month, certified American Sign Language interpreters are available for both the 1:30 p.m. Docent Walk-up Tour and the 4:30 p.m. Architecture Tour. Our Docent Walk-up Tours focus on one of the current exhibitions and require gallery admission. Our Architecture Tours explore the Frist Center’s landmark art deco building and are free. No advance reservation for either tour is required. ASL interpretation is generously supported by Bridges, a Nashville-area nonprofit resource for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities. Learn more about accessibility at the Frist

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Watch a short video about the Architecture Tour produced by The Tennessean.



For more information about the Frist Center building and its history, visit “The Building” section of the website.


Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

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