The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is not only an important cultural focal point for the community, but it is also a significant historic structure. The Frist is privileged to occupy one of Nashville’s great landmarks—the former main post office. Constructed in 1933–1934, the building interior is a stunning example of art deco architecture.

The Art Deco Society was created to support the ongoing care and maintenance of the Frist’s historic building. Founded in 2013 with a gift from Barbara, Jack, Sara, and Richard Bovender, the Art Deco Society helps maintain the building as a vibrant gathering place for future generations to enjoy, through annual gifts by its members. 

Participate in the Art Deco Society at the level you choose.

Patron – $2,500 
Friend – $1,000 
Supporter – $500
Member – $499 and below

Patrons and Friends will be recognized on-site at the Frist Center and on the Art Deco Society webpage, and will be invited to special events, including An Art Deco Affair. Gifts to the Art Deco Society are tax-deductible. Contact Helen Herring at 615-744-4927 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more. 


Leave a Legacy
Have you remembered the Frist Center in your estate plans? Did you know you can make a gift to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ endowment? Please contact our deputy director, Ashley Howell, at 615.744.3337 to discuss supporting the Frist’s historic building through bequests.

Click here to learn more about the Frist Centers historic buliding.

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our current Art Deco Society members.

Barbara and Jack Bovender
Sara and Richard Bovender

Patrons ($2,500)

Barbara and Jack Bovender
Robert and Carol Frist
Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr. and Patricia C. Frist
Patricia and Rodes Hart
Mrs. Charles W. Hawkins, III
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Klaritch
Lynn and Ken Melkus
R. C. Mathews Contractor
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Scarola
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sohr

List current as of December 22, 2016



Friends ($1,000)

Ann and Frank Bumstead
Debbie and Fred Cassetty
David and Karen Conrad
Colleen Conway Welch
Kim and Eddie DeMoss
Susan H. Edwards
Karyn McLaughlin Frist
Jonathan Harwell
Corinne and Brock Kidd
Ellen Harrison Martin
Patricia and James Munro
Teresa and Michael Nacarato
Robert and Kathy Olsen
Peggy and Hal Pennington
Jan and Stephen Riven
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Spitz
Marge Tamberino

List current as of November 29, 2016


Anonymous (2)
Carolyn and David Amiot
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hunter Atkins, Jr.
Dr. Robert and Mrs. Barbara Begtrup
Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boehm
Merle Born and Gregory Hersh
Jere and Crystal Brassell
Philip Bredesen and Andrea Conte
Ellen B. Byrd
John C. Cate and Ellen W. Cate
Laura and John Chadwick
Scott C. Chambers
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Clay, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cook, Jr.
Jose E. Dirube
Mr. and Mrs. George Gadsby Creagh in honor of Susie Creagh Elder
Elaine and Edward Eskind
Sandra and Don Fields
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Amy P. and Frank M. Garrison, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. V. Carl George
Bob and Julie Gordon
Dr. Ken Grambihler
Mrs. Kate R. W. Grayken
Jean S. Harris
Pat and Marc Hollander
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ingram
Mrs. Martha R. Ingram

Catherine and Clay Jackson
Sally Levine
Trish and John Lindler
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lowe, Jr.
Lisa and David Manning
Tommy McEwen
Anne and Peter Neff
Craig Philip and Marian Ott
Delphine and Ken Roberts
Ken Roberts, Jr.
The late J. Ronnie Scott
James C. and Laurie B. Seabury III
Alan and Jón Snetman
Becky and James Summar
David and Kathryn Thompson
Alex and Emily Townes
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Turner, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Karl VanDevender
Dr. Jan van Eys
Candace and William Wade
Dr. Alix Weiss Sharp and Ms. Monica Weiss Sharp
Stacy Widelitz
Katherine and Jay Williams
Beth A. Zaborny

List current as of December 22, 2016


Michael Aurbach
Claudette Beasley
Nancy R. Berry
C. Scott and Mary Ann Chase
John O. Colton
Martha Davenport
Donna DeStefano
Em J. Ghianni
Dr. and Mrs. C. K. Hiranya Gowda
Helen Herring and Clayton Lainhart
Pamela Johnson in honor of Ken Roberts
Wayne and Fran Kirkpatrick
Mr. and Mrs. Gene C. Koonce
Theresa F. Lapidus
Mrs. Barbara W. Love
Mrs. Catherine M. Lowe
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Miller
Dr. and Mrs. James A. O’Neill, Jr.
Ophelia and George Paine
Steve Sirls and Allen DeCuyper
Mrs. Madison Smith
Deborah Story
Dr. Jeff Thompson
Julie and Breck Walker
Patricia A. Ward
Richard and Cathy Warren
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. White
Vivian R. and Richard A. Wynn

List current as of November 29, 2016



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