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Frist closes ancient Roman art exhibit early because of construction ...

Frist closes ancient Roman art exhibit early because of construction …

Nashville‘s rapid growth is having an impact on the fine arts.

The Frist Art Museum is closing down its exhibit of Roman antiquities one month early, because of construction across the street. 

Museum officials say blasting and other construction work at the nearby Nashville Yards project could potentially rattle and break the fragile ancient art. 

The “Rome City and Empire” exhibit has been open for about two months. 

About 200 precious pieces are on loan from the British Museum

The museums decided to close the exhibit to keep the works of art safe. 

“Everyone has worked very hard together, from the British Museum, the Frist Art Museum and our neighbors across the street at Southwest Value Partners, who are developing Nashville Yards,” said Susan Edwards, CEO, Executive Director of the Frist. “There have been a lot of compromises and those compromises have led to us being able to have the exhibition here for two full months.”

The exhibit has been a popular attractions.  And you still have time to check it out. 

You can see it for free on Friday.  The last day for the Rome exhibit is Saturday.  

 

 

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