Frist Art Museum
The Frist Art Museum opened in April 2001, and since that time has hosted a spectacular array of art from the region and from around the world.
The Frist Art Museum was conceived as a family-friendly place and one of the most popular locations in the center is the innovative Martin ArtQuest Gallery. It’s a colorful space alive with the sounds of learning through making art! ArtQuest activities abound for people of all ages. With 30 interactive stations, and the assistance of knowledgeable staff and volunteers, ArtQuest teaches through activity. Make a print, paint your own original watercolor, create your own colorful sculpture! It’s all there in ArtQuest, and it’s free with gallery admission for adults and always free for youth 18 and under.
While at the Frist Art Museum, be sure to stop by the Frist Art Museum’s beautiful Gift Shop. There, you’ll find a fabulous array of art prints, books, educational materials, art supplies, clothing, blown glass, pottery, and magnificent jewelry made by local and regional artisans. Items are available in a wide range of prices, so there’s always something to fit your budget. Because much of the merchandise relates to the Frist Art Museum’s exhibitions, the array changes often. No wonder it’s often called the best gift shop in Nashville. Discounts for Frist Art Museum members can make it a bargain hunter’s dream!
The popular Frist Art Museum Café features a variety of delicious homemade soups, luscious desserts, salads, and sandwiches, making the Café a popular gathering place for brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings when the Frist Art Museum stays open until 9pm.
**Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am–5:30pm; Thursday and Friday 10am–9pm (Martin ArtQuest closes at 5:30pm); Saturday 10am–5:30pm; Sunday 1pm–5:30pm (Café opens at noon on Sunday). The Frist Art Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
**Beginning on January 2, 2021, the museum’s temporary schedule will be to open four days a week—Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—and close at 5:30pm each day. Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) will be open from 1pm to 5pm on the days the museum is open. You can now obtain free tickets to visit MAQ when you check in at Guest Services upon arrival.
ADMISSION PRICES (As of January 2019)
Free/Frist Art Museum members
Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$10/College students with ID*
$12/Adult for Groups (10+ with advance reservations)
*Admission is free for college students with school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5pm to 9pm (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
Source: Frist Art Museum