Hours + Directions
The Frist Art Museum is located in downtown Nashville at 919 Broadway.
CLICK HERE to see what precautions the Frist Art Museum is taking related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
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 is a place for inspiration, learning, and enjoyment. Please help us maintain a welcoming and respectful environment for all.
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
College students with ID*: $10
Military (with ID): $8
Groups (10+ with advance reservations): $12 per adult
*Admission is free for college students with school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (not 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, Mastercard, Visa and American Express
MAP OF THE BUILDING
Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for those visiting the Frist Art Museum, volunteers and staff only and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 validation coupon when you check in at the Member Desk or purchase your admission ticket. Rates are posted at the entrance to the parking lot.
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.
PARKING LOT HOURS
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open (10:00 a.m. Mondays–Saturdays and noon on Sundays—please note, the cafe opens at noon on Sunday, but the galleries don't open until 1:00 p.m.). 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.
We encourage carpooling and using rideshare services. You may also want to consider using MTA's Park & Ride service.
Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
(Only credit cards are accepted for payment for parking; 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 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 helpful interactive map from Nashville Downtown Partnership's Park It Downtown.
919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203
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.
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.
COAT CHECK IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DUE TO THE POSSIBLE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS
A coat check area is available free of charge to museum visitors for the storage of coats, jackets, backpacks, small bags and packages. Limited coat check space does not allow the storage of luggage except for bags the size airlines approve as carry-ons (22" x 14" x 9"). The museum is not able to store musical instruments in Coat Check.
Please keep valuables with you while on site. Small tote bags are available free upon request so you may keep valuables with you while purses, bags, etc. are checked.
The Frist Art Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items or items left overnight.
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 our visitors to dress comfortably.
THE FRIST ART MUSEUM IS A NON-SMOKING, NON-VAPING BUILDING.
CLICK HERE for Metro Nashville Arts Commission's Explore Nashville Art website and learn more about museums, public art sites, self-guided tours and art crawls in Nahsville's vibrant visual arts scene.
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 University Leu Art Gallery
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
David Lipscomb University Galleries
Nashville Public Library
Tennessee State Museum
Tennessee State University Galleries