Hours + Directions
The Frist Art Museum is located in downtown Nashville at 919 Broadway.
The Frist Art Museum is a nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists, as well as major U.S. and international exhibitions. The Frist occupies Nashville’s former main post office building, a 124,400-square-foot facility with nearly 40,000 square feet of exhibition space. The city’s treasured art deco building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
The Frist Art Museum’s building sits on land that Cherokee and Shawnee Native peoples and elders call their homeland. We acknowledge and pay respect to them. We also acknowledge and offer deep gratitude to the ancestral land and water that support us.
The Frist Art Museum is a place for inspiration, learning, and enjoyment. Please help us maintain a welcoming and respectful environment for all.
For guidance on what to wear or bring, our photography policy, and more information, see our FAQ.
We are open seven days a week:
- Monday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
- Friday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m.
The Frist Art Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. The museum will close at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Frist Art Museum members: Free
Visitors 18 and younger: Free
The Frist Art Museum has established a plan for reopening in stages, beginning on June 22 with an initial members-only period. With continued improvement/stability of Davidson County COVID-19 metrics, the exhibition galleries will reopen to the general public on July 1, with required advance timed ticketing. Learn more.
MAP OF THE BUILDING
Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for Frist Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff only. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Frist Art Museum parking is accessible from Demonbreun Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. The Visitor Lot is adjacent to the south side of the building, with the entrance kiosk located near Demonbreun Street. When parking in the lot, bring your parking ticket with you into the building. We will provide you with a validation coupon when you check in at Membership or purchase admission at Visitor Services.
There are accessible parking spaces in the northeast corner of the lot, with a barrier-free crosswalk and entry into the Turner Courtyard at the entrance marked with an accessibility sign.
PARKING LOT HOURS
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3:00 a.m. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3:00 a.m. and 30 minutes before opening.
Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
(Credit cards only; no cash accepted)
A flat rate parking fee may apply for certain special events.
Parking is at a premium in our area, but there are other lots close by. Unfortunately, the Frist Art Museum does not control them, nor are we able to validate tickets from them. There is a parking lot on Tenth Avenue directly across the street from Cummins Station. There is also parking available in the Gateway Parking Lot behind Union Station, accessible from an entrance just past the Flying Saucer restaurant on Tenth Avenue.
919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203
Traveling west on I-40 or north on I-65, take I-40 West when the interstate splits, then take Exit #209A, “Broadway.” Turn right on Broadway. Turn right on Ninth Avenue South, just past the Frist Art Museum. Take an immediate right past the Frist Art Museum (onto McGavock) to access Frist Art Museum parking and main entrance.
Traveling east on I-40 or south on I-65, take Exit #209B, “Broadway/Demonbreun.” Turn left on Broadway. Turn right on Ninth Avenue South, just past the Frist Art Museum. Take an immediate right past the Frist Art Museum (onto McGavock) to access Frist Art Museum parking and main entrance.
Traveling from Downtown Nashville on Broadway, take a left onto Ninth Avenue South, just past the Kefauver Federal Building. Take an immediate right past the Frist Art Museum (onto McGavock) to access Frist Art Museum parking and main entrance.
Coat and bag check services will be suspended until further notice. Self-serve coat check will be available. Visitors are asked to leave bags at home or out of view in the trunks of their cars.
The Frist Art Museum is an informal place. Casual attire is welcome, and we encourage our visitors to dress comfortably.
SMOKING AND VAPING ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE FRIST ART MUSEUM BUILDING.
Visit NowPlayingNashville.com to see a calendar of visual arts activities located within walking distance of the Frist.
For additional information about area hotels, attractions, and cultural events, please visit the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp website.
Some other cultural institutions in the area:
Adventure Science Center
Belle Meade Plantation
Belmont University Leu Art Gallery
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lipscomb University Galleries
Nashville Public Library
Tennessee State Museum
Tennessee State University Galleries