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919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
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.
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 Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
ADMISSION PRICES (As of June 2017)
Free/Visitors 18 years of age and younger
$9/College Students with ID*
$9/Seniors (65 and older)
$7/Active Military (with current military ID)
$10/Groups of 10 or more (with advance reservation)
*Thursday and Friday evenings from 5pm to 9pm. (with the exception of Frist Fridays) admission is free for college students with school ID.