PLEASE NOTE: As a reminder, the museum is currently open four days a week—Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—and closes at 5:30 p.m. each day. The Frist will be open on Mondays in April to accommodate the current demand for tickets. Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the days the museum is open. You may obtain MAQ tickets at Guest Services upon arrival based on availability. Space is limited. Learn more about MAQ.

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

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’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.

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.

Admission prices

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
Adults: $15

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

Senior, military, and college student discounts are not available during Picasso. Figures (February 5–May 9, 2021).

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 for Picasso. Figures and our other exhibitions.

Plan your visit

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



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.
  • 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.