Join us for Frist Arts Fest, Sunday, July 21!

Make plans to join us for Frist Arts Fest—a day of creative fun for the whole family filled with performances, art making, live music, and extraordinary art! Create masks to wear, pose for a personal watercolor portrait, shop our fashion market, learn double Dutch jump roping, listen to the music of Scottish bagpipes and a mariachi band, and more!

Interested in a career in the arts?

Are you or someone you know in the job market and interested in working in a creative environment that inspires people?

We are currently accepting applications for several positions including Manager of Digital Systems, Maintenance Engineer, Guest Services and Gift Shop associates, and facilitator in Martin ArtQuest, our interactive artmaking space for all ages.


ArtQuest Gets a McQueen-Inspired Makeover!

Martin ArtQuest is looking super stylish with stations inspired by our Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous exhibition! We are thrilled to present twelve design sketches by McQueen to inspire guests to create looks for their own spring/summer ’24 collection. The Drawing in the Round station features our mannequin glamorously dressed in a McQ garment with a headpiece inspired by McQueen collaborator Philip Treacy’s elaborate creations. Other exhibition-focused activities include dress-up magnets, a photo framing exercise, and books about fashion and friendship.

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Sunday, July 21, 1:00–5:30 p.m.

Frist Arts Fest

Thursday, July 25, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Frist After Five Film: Psycho (35mm)

Thursday, August 1, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Drop-In Drawing

Saturday, August 3, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

The Sweetness of Life Culinary Experience

Sunday, August 4, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Family Ice Cream Social  

Sunday, August 11, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Family Drop-In ARTlab: Let’s Go Print LEGO®

Sunday, August 11, 1:00–5:30 p.m.

Family Sunday

Thursday, August 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Sound Bath Meditation

Saturday, August 17, 10:30–4:00 p.m.

Adult ARTlab: Poetic Sculptures

Sunday, August 18, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Persian Afternoon Tea

Thursday, September 19, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Music in Rechter: The Andrews  

Thursday, September 26, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Performance: “A Mother’s Rivers of Tears”

Thursday, October 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Curator’s Perspective: Journey Through Japan

Thursday, November 21, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Sound Bath Meditation

Please consider supporting the Frist Art Museum with a donation. Your gift is essential to our mission of serving the community through the arts and art access in particular. We truly appreciate your generosity.