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 US 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, elders, and their ancestors 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.

Información en español

Current hours

  • Monday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:  10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m.

Martin ArtQuest is open the same hours as the museum.

We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Open hours and days of the Frist Art Museum are subject to change.


  • Frist Art Museum members: Free
  • Guests ages 18 and younger: Free
  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors (65+): $10 (discount only available when purchasing tickets in person)
  • Military (w/ID): $8 (discount only available when purchasing tickets in person)
  • College students (w/ID): $10 (discount only available when purchasing tickets in person)
    College students (w/ID) receive free admission on Thursdays from 5:00–8:00 p.m.
  • EBT/SNAP/WIC Card: $3 per adult with photo ID for up to 4 adults
  • Groups of 10 or more: $12 with advance reservations

Guests may purchase tickets in advance online or on-site when they arrive at the museum (we are open Thursdays through Mondays). 

Learn more about Frist Art Museum annual memberships.

Free youth admission is supported in part by

Sharing Change logo
CAT Financial logo

Plan your visit

See what’s going on during the dates you are planning to visit.


Visit our FAQ page 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 Guest 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 Guest 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.

Nashville is buzzing! Tourist season is upon us, and our extremely popular exhibitions combined with an increase in the number of visitors, fills our parking lot much of every day. If you do find our lots full, 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 Finch restaurant (formerly Flying Saucer) on Tenth Avenue. Unfortunately, the Frist does not control these lots so we are not able to validate the tickets for a discounted rate.

The Nashville Downtown Partnership offers a great interactive parking map for finding parking near the museum.

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.

We encourage carpooling and using rideshare services. You may also want to consider using MTA’s Park & Ride service.

Parking rates

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. 

Map of the building


919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203

Google map image showing the location of the Frist


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 check

Coat and bag check services are suspended until further notice. Self-serve coat check is 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.

Explore Nashville

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.

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 Mansion
Belmont University Leu Art Gallery
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Fisk University
The Hermitage
Lipscomb University Galleries
Nashville Public Library
National Museum of African American Music
Tennessee State Museum
Tennessee State University Galleries
Vanderbilt University

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.