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.

We are open seven days a week on the following schedule:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (Martin ArtQuest closes at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m. (Café opens at noon on Sunday) 

The Frist Art Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The museum will close at
3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 


Frist Art Museum Members: Free
Visitors 18 and younger: Free
Adults: $12.00
College Students with ID*: $9.00
Seniors (65+): $9.00
Active Military (with current military ID): $7.00
Groups of 10 or more (with advance reservations): $10.00

*Admission is free for college students with school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (including Frist Fridays)

An iPod Audio Tour is available to purchase for $3.00 (Members free).

The Frist Art Museum takes the following major credit cards: Discover, Master Card, Visa and American Express

NOTE: The Frist Art Museum will introduce new admission rates on January 2, 2019.
Frist Art Museum members: Free
Visitors 18 and younger: Free
Adults: $15
Seniors: $10
College students: $10
Active-duty military: $8
Groups (10+ with advance reservations): $12 per adult


Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for those visiting the Frist Art Museum and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Frist Art Museum parking is accessible from Demonbreun Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. The Visitor Lot is located adjacent to the south side of the building with the entrance kiosk located near Demonbreun Street. When parking in the Frist Art Museum lot, please bring your parking ticket with you inside the building. We will provide you with a validated parking ticket when you purchase an admission ticket, order something in the café or make a purchase in the gift shop. Rates are posted at the entrance.

There are accessible parking spaces in the northeast corner of the Frist Art Museum lot, with a barrier-free crosswalk and entry into the Turner Courtyard at the entrance marked with an accessibility sign.

Discounted Parking Rates (when validated):

First 1/2 hour: $1.00
Second 1/2 hour: $1.00
Additional hour: $1.00
Maximum: $8.00

NOTE: The Frist will introduce new parking rates on January 1, 2019.
Parking for Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Parking for non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum


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 10th 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 10th Avenue.

Here’s a really helpful interactive map from Nashville Downtown Partnership's Park It Downtown


919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203

Frist Art Museum Google Map










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 9th 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 9th 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 9th 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.


In return for its favored tax-status, a charitable nonprofit promises the federal government that it will not engage in “political campaign activity” and if it does, IRS regulations mandate that the charitable nonprofit will lose its tax-exempt status.

All donations to the Frist Art Museum are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Frist Art Museum is an informal place. Casual attire is welcome, and we encourage people to dress comfortably.


To explore Nashville's vibrant visual arts scene, CLICK HERE to visit Metro Nashville Arts Commission's Explore Nashville Art website to learn about museums, public art sites, self-guided tours and art crawls. 

CLICK HERE to see a calendar of visual arts activities located within a walk of the Frist Art Museum powered by NowPlayingNashville.com

Nashville Area Tourism / Travel Information
For additional information about the city of Nashville, area hotels, attractions and cultural events, please visit the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp website

Please visit other cultural institutions in the Nashville area:
Adventure Science Center
Belle Meade Plantation
Belmont Mansion
Belmont University Leu Art Gallery
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
David Lipscomb University Galleries
Fisk University
The Hermitage
Nashville Public Library
Tennessee State Museum
Tennessee State University Galleries
Vanderbilt University

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