Knights in Armor showcases stunning examples of European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. More than one hundred rare objects—including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords, and other weaponry—tell the tale of the European knight from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through to the medieval revival of the nineteenth century. The exhibition explains the historical and functional contexts of arms and armor of this period while also highlighting the undeniable beauty and artistic appeal of these works.
Included in General Admission
Free/Frist Art Museum members
Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$10/Seniors (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$10/College students with ID (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$8/Active-duty military (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$12/Person for Groups of 10 or more with advance reservations
Guests may purchase tickets in advance online or on-site when they arrive at the museum (Open Thursdays through Sundays).
Phone: (615) 244-3340
2022/07/01 - 2022/10/09
Additional time info:
We are currently open four days per week, Thursdays through Sundays.
Thursday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m.
Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) is open the same hours as the museum and is operating at reduced capacity, so there may be a modest wait. Masks or face coverings are required for guests ages two and older. All visitors to the interactive space are required to hand sanitize before entering the space.
Open hours and days of the Frist Art Museum are subject to change.
The Frist Art Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
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.
Parking Lot Hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3AM. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3AM and 30 minutes before opening.
Guests are encouraged to carpool and use rideshare services. You may also want to consider using WeGo Public Transit.
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.