Upcoming Occurrences:

  • August 5, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • August 12, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • August 19, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • August 26, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • September 2, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • September 9, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • September 16, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • September 23, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • September 30, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • October 7, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • October 14, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • October 21, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • October 28, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • November 4, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • November 11, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • November 18, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • November 25, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • December 2, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • December 9, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • December 16, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • December 23, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • December 30, 2017 – 4:30 pm
  • January 6, 2018 – 4:30 pm
  • January 13, 2018 – 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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