Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Frist Center for the Visual Arts Nashville, Tennessee, November 2015, USA

Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located in Nashville, Tennessee. The center is built in the 1930s Central Post Office. A fantastic beaux arts structure, well converted into modern art museum. There is a nice write up here.

We saw an excellent set of exhibitions including Michelangelo drawings, Islamic art from the Museum of Art in Boston and modern art from Shinique Smith, an artist from NYC I had not previously heard of. She does very interesting work with fabric and paint -- exciting.  

The beaux arts exterior in the main entrance on Broadway.

This is the original lobby, where the public bought stamps. The aluminium frieze work is very interesting.

The upper stairs are an addition in the renovation -- nicely done.

Exterior at dusk

The entrance at dusk

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