PLEASE NOTE: The Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) Gallery is the Frist Art Museum’s experiential learning space for guests of all ages. MAQ is open on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and is free with gallery admission but requires a separate ticket. Learn more about MAQ.

The gift shop is now open, and the café is offering a limited selection of nonalcoholic beverages.

In an effort to create a contactless visitor experience and promote effective physical distancing, advance timed tickets, which allow for scheduled viewing of the exhibitions, are required.

Every Monday, reservations for a new week will become available. Advance timed tickets may be purchased up to three weeks in advance. 

Frist Art Museum members must obtain advance timed tickets as well, at no charge. Memberships may be purchased online.

In following federal, state, and local guidelines, 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 Art Museum’s new 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.

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Admission prices

Frist Art Museum members: Free
Visitors 18 and younger: Free
Adults: $15
Seniors (65+): $10*
Military (with ID): $8*

*To receive military or senior rates, please call 615.744.3277 Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Learn more about Frist Art Museum annual memberships.


Museum etiquette

Rules at the Frist Art Museum and other museums are designed to make visiting an enjoyable experience, to protect visitors, 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.
  • 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.

The Frist shop is stocked with specialty items for the holidays.
If you purchase a new Frist Art Museum membership on-site at the museum, you will receive a special 20% discount on items purchased in the gift shop the day that membership is purchased.