While the CDC has announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to mask in many instances, for the time being, we will continue to require all guests, staff, and volunteers to wear masks while in the museum.

While advance tickets are no longer required, they will continue to be available through our website as a convenience to our guests. Walk-up admission is also now available each day the museum is open.

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.

Guests may purchase tickets in advance online or on-site when they arrive at the museum. Tickets are limited to maintain capacity recommendations from the Association of Art Museum Directors.

The Frist Art Museum has implemented enhanced health, procedural, and cleaning protocols to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. Learn more here. These efforts are designed to create a safer environment. By visiting the Frist Art Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Failure to comply with the Frist’s procedures, including wearing an appropriate protective face covering and observing proper physical distance guidelines, may result in refusal of entry into or dismissal from museum property.

Admission prices

Frist Art Museum members: Free
Guests 18 and younger: Free
Adults: $15
Seniors (65+): $10 (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
Military (w/ID): $8 (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
College students (w/ID): $10 (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
Groups of 10 or more: $12 with advance reservations

Please note that there are no refunds on general admission tickets.

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

Learn more about Frist Art Museum annual memberships.

Group tours

Interested in bringing a group or participating in a virtual tour? Find out how to make group reservations.

Plan your visit

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

Inclement weather notice

If the museum must close due to inclement weather, ticket holders may use their tickets within three weeks of the date for which the ticket(s) were issued. Currently, the Frist is open four days a week, Thursday–Sunday. No rescheduling is necessary. When arriving at the museum, please check in at Guest Services. If a timeslot is completely full, there will likely be a wait, especially on weekends.


Museum etiquette

Rules at the Frist Art Museum and other museums are designed to make visiting an enjoyable experience, to protect guests, and protect the art. We ask for your help. Here are things you should know:

  • Please keep a distance of at least 18 inches from the art. There is no touching of any art at any time.
  • Follow any stanchions or gallery guidelines for distancing from artworks.
  • Photography is often now allowed in the galleries. Please consult the signs in each gallery. Sometimes, there are constraints our lenders place on us; in those instances, we ask your cooperation.
  • Silence your phone. Exit galleries to take calls. Use headphones or earbuds when listening to an audio tour.
  • Food, drink, gum, and tobacco products are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Self-serve coat check is available for outerwear and umbrellas. We cannot accommodate large bags or backpacks at this time, and they are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Do not carry children on shoulders.
  • Strollers are allowed in the galleries, but they must be pushed by adults at all times.
  • We ask that children younger than 13 be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Use only #2 pencils to sketch or take notes. No pens are allowed in the galleries.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Art Museum is a nonprofit art exhibition center with approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space. It is dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state, and regional artists, as well as major U.S. and international exhibitions.

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.