Pre-K–12 grade students in public, private, or home schools, college students, and adult groups may participate in online exhibition or architecture tours.
School tours of selected exhibitions support Tennessee State Standards by introducing themes that are relevant to visual arts, language arts, and/or social studies curricula.
Scheduling Your Visit
The Frist Art Museum offers live (synchronous) docent-guided tours and prerecorded (asynchronous) docent-facilitated exhibition discussions.
All student groups must be accompanied by their teacher for the entire live (synchronous) docent-guided tour.
Live (synchronous) Docent-Guided Tour
Live (synchronous) tours are led by a Frist Art Museum docent. They offer a preview of select works in an exhibition and encourage close study and conversation. These tours are slideshow-based, and each is approximately 30 minutes long.
Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance for groups of 8 or more. Live (synchronous) docent-guided tours are scheduled on a case-by-case basis in conjunction with your school district’s requirements and docent availability. You may ask the Frist Art Museum to host the tour on Zoom, or a Frist Art Museum docent can join a meeting on your school’s or organization’s preferred video conferencing software. Click on the appropriate link below to complete the request form to schedule a tour.
Exhibitions on view during this timeframe include:
- Knights in Armor (July 1–October 9)
- Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (October 7–December 31)
- Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood (November 11–March 5)
- Architecture Tour
Prerecorded (asynchronous) Docent-Facilitated Exhibition Discussion
Prerecorded (asynchronous) docent-facilitated exhibition discussions are video conversations between Frist Art Museum docents about select works in an exhibition. These discussions are approximately 15-20 minutes long. Links to the video will be sent via email.
- Architecture Tour
Contact our Engagement Coordinator at learning@FristArtMuseum.org.