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Your generosity directly supports the Frist Art Museum’s mission to present high-quality exhibitions with related educational programming and its vision of inspiring people through art to see their world in new ways.

Explore the giving choices below to discover the best fit for you!

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Circle

Circle comprises the Frist Art Museum’s leading donors. As a member of Circle, you ensure the long-term sustainability of the museum and help us bring the art of the world to Middle Tennessee.

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Friends of Contemporary Art

If you share our passion for the work of contemporary artists from across the globe, join our Friends of Contemporary Art (FoCA) to support the organization and presentation of cutting-edge contemporary art at the Frist Art Museum. 

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Art Deco Society

Interested in preserving the architectural integrity of a prominent Nashville landmark? Learn more about the Art Deco Society and how your contribution will support the ongoing care and maintenance of the Frist Art Museum’s historic building.

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Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is comprised of generous and forward-thinking donors committed to the Frist Art Museum’s long-term success. If you are interested in supporting the museum through a planned gift, consider joining today.  

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Warhol Society

The Warhol Society is a vibrant group of young professionals (ages 21–40) who represent the next generation of Frist Art Museum supporters in Nashville. Learn more here!

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Fundraising Events

The Frist Gala and its accompanying Patron Party are among the premier social events in Nashville. As the museum’s largest fundraiser, the Frist Gala raises well over half a million dollars each year to benefit the museum.

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Corporate and Foundation Giving

Frist Art Museum sponsors can meet their philanthropic goals while enjoying widespread recognition, VIP events, employee entertainment, and many other marketing and hospitality benefits.

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ArtQuest Friends

Show your support for all-ages art making in ArtQuest by joining ArtQuest Friends today! Your gift helps ensure that thousands of guests each year can develop lifelong skills and a passion for making and engaging with art.

Additional Methods of Giving

There are many different ways to make your contribution to the Frist Art Museum including matching gifts, contributing from an IRA or DAF, and more.

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By the Numbers is a brief report about the Frist Art Museum’s impact on the community during the previous year. The Frist Art Museum is honored to serve the Middle Tennessee region by fulfilling its mission and enacting its vision statement. The museum looks forward to continuing to nurture appreciation of and engagement with both international and local art.


Support the arts . . . bolt them to your car!

Support the Tennessee Arts Commission by purchasing one of its four Tennessee specialty license plates. TAC provides funding and support through its grant program to the Frist Art Museum and to arts organizations throughout Tennessee. Its mission is for all citizens of Tennessee to have access to and participate in the arts.

DONATE. GIVE. SUPPORT.
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.