The building was originally a post office and was constructed in the 1930s. It’s a stunning building with beautiful walkways and grand staircases. It was built with white Georgia marble and gray-pink Minnesota granite.
After the new post office was built in the 1980s, the building had little purpose and was mostly unused. Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. worked with the city of Nashville to convert the building into a visual arts museum, which opened to the public on April 8, 2001.
There are still large areas under construction, so the gallery was smaller than I anticipated based on the size of the building. However, I did enjoy my time there and fell in love with the architecture.