Discover the Frist Art Museum where we bring art and people together in one of Nahville’s most beloved architectural landmarks.

Explore our ever-changing exhibitions from around the world, ranging from international displays of classical masterpieces to immersive contemporary installations and local projects. Every time you visit, you’ll see something new.

Don’t miss our current and upcoming exhibitions, as well as Martin ArtQuest , an interactive art experience where visitors can draw, animate, paint, create prints, and more! The Frist Art Museum is easily accessible in the heart of downtown Nashville on Upper Broadway, making it the perfect destination for art lovers and curious minds alike. Plan your visit today!


Current & Upcoming Exhibition Highlights

Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French
Through May 27, 2024

Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) and Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) were the preeminent American sculptors of the Gilded Age. As friendly rivals, they transformed sculpture in the United States, producing dozens of the nation’s most recognizable public artworks—from Saint-Gaudens’s Diana atop New York City’s Madison Square Garden to French’s Seated Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. Monuments and Myths is the first exhibition to explore the artists’ intersecting careers and features approximately 70 sculptures, models, maquettes, and more.

Man looking up at a large sculpture with Monuments and Myths on the wall beside him


Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous
May 30–Aug 25, 2024

Rendez-Vous offers a rare glimpse into the life and mind of McQueen and introduces French photographer Ann Ray to audiences in the United States. With a partnership built on friendship and trust, Ray was provided unfettered access to McQueen’s world and captured everything from contemplative moments in the design studio to models posing backstage.

The exhibition features 65 captivating photographs hand-selected by Ray herself from her archive of over 32,000 negatives and more than 60 dress objects spanning the entirety of McQueen’s career.

Model in a bring red dress standing with her back facing the camera while a person sits on the floor behind her adjusting her hem


Martin ArtQuest is a space for everyone!

Martin ArtQuest® is the Frist Art Museum’s interactive art-making space where guests of all ages get creative with activities that delight and inspire. This award-winning space in Nashville’s premier destination for interactive art experiences—and with good reason.

In ArtQuest, accessible art-making stations—where visitors can draw, animate, make prints, paint, and more—help people of all ages discover their unique talents and voices, celebrate their creative energy, and just have fun!

Father leaning over his daughter watching her paint

Guests 18 and younger are always free at the Frist!

Admission

Tickets may be purchased onsite at the museum or online.

  • Frist Art Museum members: FREE
  • Guests 18 and younger: FREE
  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors (65+): $10*
  • Military (w/ID): $8*
  • College students (w/ID): $10*
  • EBT/SNAP/WIC Card: $3 per adult with photo ID for up to 4 adults
  • Groups of 10 or more: $12 with advance reservations

*Discount only available when purchasing tickets in person.
Tickets purchased online are non-refundable.
College students receive free admission on Thursdays from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

People walking into the Frist Art Museum as on the Frist employees holds open the door
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