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The Frist Center presents world-class visual art on a schedule of changing exhibitions so there is always something new! To see what’s happening when you are planning a visit, check our our website, www.fristcenter.org. In addition to our exhibitions, events and programming, enjoy our interactive Martin ArtQuest® Gallery and create your own masterpieces. Enjoy our service Café and Gift Shop. It’s a place for the whole family. Visitors 18 and under always free!

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Broadway entrance of the Frist Center
The Frist Center is housed in the city's former main post office built in 1933-34.
Children creating art in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery
The award-winning Martin ArtQuest Gallery, the Frist Center’s intergenerational learning space, has 30 hands-on art-making stations.
The Frist Center Gift Shop
The Frist Center gift shop features art-related merchandise and gifts, including original works by local and national artisans.
The Demonbreun Street entrance
The Turner Courtyard is used for café seating, concerts, and outdoor art-making activities.
The Grand Lobby
Featuring original Art Deco and stripped classicism architectural designs, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visitors at a recent exhibition
With an exhibition schedule that brings new art every 6 to 8 weeks, there is always something new and exciting to see in the spacious galleries.
Frist Fridays Concert Series
The Frist Fridays concert series takes place the last Friday of June, July, and August
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

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Admission Rates
Frist Center members: FREE
Visitors 18 years of age and younger: FREE
Adults: $12.00
College Students with ID*: $ 9.00
Seniors (65 and older): $ 9.00
Active Military (with current military ID): $ 7.00
Groups of 10 or more (with advance reservation) $10.00
*Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays) admission is free for college students with school ID.
Dates Closed
Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.;
Christmas Day;
New Year's Day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays: 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)
Discounts Offered
  • Student Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount
Payment Methods Accepted
  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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