The Frist Art Museum is a nonprofit art museum featuring fine art in a classic art deco building in Nashville, Tennessee. The museum is housed in the original post office building of Nashville, which was constructed in the 1930s and received a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

The historic building spans 124,400 square feet and boasts 40,000 square feet of exhibition space, including the renowned Martin ArtQuest gallery with 30 interactive art-creation stations. An important cultural as well as artistic landmark of the city, the Frist Art Museum displays multiple distinctive styles even in its architecture.

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What are the highlights of the Frist Art Museum in Nashville?

Educational programmes that reach out to the community for the purpose of learning together are regular events at the Frist Art Museum. American art deco and medieval styles are prominently featured, with as many engaging and informative activities as possible that relate to the world and history of art.

The museum is non-collecting, meaning it commonly changes out its exhibitions as it has no permanent collections aside from the interactive space of Martin ArtQuest. When you’re ready to take home something that catches your eye, there’s a gift shop selling beautiful handmade crafts and a variety of other appealing, souvenir-type items.

What else is good to know about the Frist Art Museum in Nashville?

Visitors generally spend about 2 to 3 hours at the Frist Art Museum. The museum is wheelchair accessible and includes 5 disability parking spaces in its car park, with 5 additional spaces in the employee car park available during large special events. Two of the spaces in each car park are made for van accessibility.

Wheelchairs are also available free of charge for use at the museum, requiring an ID to be left in exchange. In addition, there is a larger wheelchair with a 24-inch seat, 2 4-foot adjustable canes, and rolling walkers available for checkout at the front desk.

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Frist Art Museum in Nashville

Location: 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Open: Thursday–Saturday from 10 am to 5.30 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 5.30 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday)

Phone: +1 615-244-3340