Experience the Frist Art Museum through many tour options for both groups and individuals.

Tours are offered during the following times:

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

Click here to see our current health and safety policies.

To assist with your planning, click on the buttons below to see a list of our current and future exhibitions.

Scheduling Your Visit

Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.
1. Review all group tour options.
2. Request a group tour by completing the appropriate request form.

Once your request is processed, you will receive confirmation of your scheduled visit with information about check-in procedures for tickets, directions for parking, and tour guidelines.

Please allow two weeks for confirmation of tour date and time.

Questions? Contact our Engagement Coordinator at learning@FristArtMuseum.org (email preferred) or 615.744.3247.

Group Admission

Ticket price includes admission to all current exhibitions including the Martin ArtQuest Gallery.

  • Adult Groups: $12.00 (per person in groups of 10 or more) with advance group reservation
  • College Groups: FREE admission with advance group reservation
  • School Groups: FREE admission (Pre-K–12th grade) with advance reservation

Final participant count and payment for adult groups is required three weeks prior to the scheduled tour. The Frist Art Museum accepts checks made payable to Frist Art Museum and all major credit cards. One form of payment is required for each scheduled tour and no refunds are given.


School Tours

School tours are offered to K-12 (public, private, homeschool and charter), scouts, and teen groups. Reservations are required.

Docent-guided, self-guided, and virtual tour options are available.

Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) reservations can be added to your visit and will be scheduled based on availability. Learn more about MAQ.

Homeschool Families and Groups

We invite homeschool families to visit any day we are open. We encourage larger groups to make advance reservations, which allows for an exhibition tour and group discount. You can also drop in during one of our Homeschool Mondays.

Please check our calendar of events for the next Homeschool Monday and other programs.

We also offer a variety of online resources, and be sure to review our in-person tours and online tour options.

Adult and College Tours

Adult tours are offered to all adult groups and college students.

Docent-guided, self-guided, and virtual tour options are available.

Community Partners

Community Partner groups can make reservations for self-guided, docent-guided, or online virtual tours.

Not sure if you are a Community Partner? Find out here.

Online Tours

Live (synchronous) virtual tours are led by a Frist Art Museum docent. They offer real-time looks at select works in an exhibition and encourage close study and conversation. These tours are each approximately 30-45 minutes long.

These tours are offered to school-age and adult groups.

Architecture Tours

When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?

These are just some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours.

Stroll around the Frist Art Museum and learn more about our landmark building from one of our always-engaging docents. Constructed between 1933 and 1934, during the throes of the Great Depression, the former post office is a prominent Nashville architectural treasure from the art deco period.

Architecture Tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and are free to attend. An ASL interpreter is available on the first Saturday of each month.

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Docent-Guided Walk-Up Tours

Visitors may join an informal guided tour without a reservation Thursday through Monday at 1:30 p.m. as well as at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Visitors must purchase gallery admission prior to the tour. All tours originate at the Information Desk just inside the entrance to our galleries. Our Guest Services staff can advise visitors about the availability of tours each day. Call 615.744.3277 for advance scheduling information.

Accessibility Tours

For our visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

On the first Saturday of each month, certified American Sign Language interpreters will be available for both the 1:30 p.m. Docent Walk-up Tour and the 3:30 p.m. Architecture Tour. No advance reservation for either tour is required. ASL interpretation is generously supported by Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Middle Tennessee nonprofit serving the deaf and hard of hearing community. Learn more about accessibility at the Frist.

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.