The Frist Art Museum is a nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state, and regional artists, as well as major U.S. and international exhibitions. The Frist occupies Nashville’s former main post office building, a 124,400-square-foot facility with nearly 40,000 square feet of exhibition space. The city’s treasured art deco building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
The Frist Art Museum’s building sits on land that Cherokee and Shawnee Native peoples and elders call their homeland. We acknowledge and pay respect to them. We also acknowledge and offer deep gratitude to the ancestral land and water that support us.
The Frist Art Museum is a place for inspiration, learning, and enjoyment. Please help us maintain a welcoming and respectful environment for all.
Health and safety protocols
The Frist has instituted new health, procedural, and safety protocols. Learn more about these procedures before you plan your visit to the Frist.
We are currently open four days per week, Thursdays through Sundays.
- Thursday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m.
- We will also be open on Mondays in April to accommodate the current demand for tickets.
Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) will be open Thursday–Sunday (and Mondays in April) from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day. Request your free MAQ ticket at Guest Services when you arrive at the museum. MAQ tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. MAQ is operating at reduced capacity, so there may be a modest wait.
Open hours and days of the Frist Art Museum are subject to change due to local COVID-19 health and safety regulations.
The Frist Art Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Tickets purchased include entry into all exhibitions on view the day of your visit, including Picasso. Figures.
Frist Art Museum members: Free
Guests 18 and younger: Free
Please note that all general admission ticket sales are final, and no refunds or exchanges will be given. If you are a member looking to cancel your reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior, military, and college student discounts are not available during Picasso. Figures (February 5–May 9, 2021).
Plan your visit
See what’s going on at the Frist during the dates you are planning to visit.
Visit our FAQ page for for information on where to park, our photography policy, accessibility, and more.
Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for Frist Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff only. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Frist Art Museum parking is accessible from Demonbreun Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. The Visitor Lot is adjacent to the south side of the building, with the entrance kiosk located near Demonbreun Street. We will provide you with a validation coupon when you check in at Membership or purchase admission at Visitor Services.
There are accessible parking spaces in the northeast corner of the lot, with a barrier-free crosswalk and entry into the Turner Courtyard at the entrance marked with an accessibility sign.
Parking lot hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3:00 a.m. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3:00 a.m. and 30 minutes before opening.
Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
(Credit cards only; no cash accepted)
A flat rate parking fee may apply for certain special events.
Parking is at a premium in our area, but there are other lots close by. Unfortunately, the Frist Art Museum does not control them, nor are we able to validate tickets from them. There is a parking lot on Tenth Avenue directly across the street from Cummins Station. There is also parking available in the Gateway Parking Lot behind Union Station, accessible from an entrance just past the Flying Saucer restaurant on Tenth Avenue.
919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203
Traveling west on I-40 or north on I-65, take I-40 West when the interstate splits, then take Exit #209A, “Broadway.” Turn right on Broadway. Turn right on Ninth Avenue South, just past the Frist Art Museum. Take an immediate right past the Frist Art Museum (onto McGavock) to access Frist Art Museum parking and main entrance.
Traveling east on I-40 or south on I-65,take Exit #209B, “Broadway/Demonbreun.” Turn left on Broadway. Turn right on Ninth Avenue South, just past the Frist Art Museum. Take an immediate right past the Frist Art Museum (onto McGavock) to access Frist Art Museum parking and main entrance.
Traveling from Downtown Nashville on Broadway,take a left onto Ninth Avenue South, just past the Kefauver Federal Building. Take an immediate right past the Frist Art Museum (onto McGavock) to access Frist Art Museum parking and main entrance.
Coat and bag check services will be suspended until further notice. Self-serve coat check will be available. Visitors are asked to leave bags at home or out of view in the trunks of their cars.
SMOKING AND VAPING ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE FRIST ART MUSEUM BUILDING.
Visit the Metro Nashville Arts Commission’s website to learn more about Nashville’s vibrant art scene, which includes museums, public art, self-guided tours, and art crawls.
Visit NowPlayingNashville.com to see a calendar of visual arts activities located within walking distance of the Frist.
For additional information about area hotels, attractions, and cultural events, please visit the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp website.
Some other cultural institutions in the area:
Adventure Science Center
Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery
Belmont University Leu Art Gallery
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lipscomb University Galleries
Nashville Public Library
Tennessee State Museum
Tennessee State University Galleries