About This Spot

Housed in the magnificent Art Deco building that for many years served as Nashville’s main post office, the Frist Art Museum is a museum dedicated to bringing the finest art in the history of the world to Nashville. With the museum’s wide array of traveling and Frist-organized art exhibitions, the museum is widely known as a cultural hub of the city. Because the Frist has no permanent collection, there is always something new for visitors to see as exhibitions rotate in and out of museum galleries every few months.

The Frist is an extremely family-friendly environment. At the heart of the museum is the Martin ArtQuest Gallery featuring interactive stations inviting visitors of all ages to make their own art and become participants in the visual arts experience.

The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was dedicated in 1934 and acquired by the city in 1999 from the U.S. Postal Service expressly to become the museum.

The Frist opened its doors in April 2001, and since then, has brought to Nashville and Middle Tennessee a magnificent array of exhibitions from the region, the U.S. and around the world. In addition to world-class exhibitions in the galleries, the Frist Art Museum also has an active program of cultural events including lectures, gallery talks, music, dance, film, and activities for families, students and seniors.

Admission to the Frist Art Museum is always free for Members and visitors age 18 and younger and reasonably priced for all others. The museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

Meeting Spaces
Meeting Spaces
Name Room Dimensions Square Footage Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Reception Capacity Theatre Capacity
Upper Terrace Courtyard 98 X 26 2548 120 - 200 -
Turner Courtyard 120 X 50 6000 500 - 700 -
Rechter Room 42 X 20 840 56 40 75 70
Grand Lobby 205 X 20 4100 200 - 500 100
Frist Art Museum 64 X 42 2688 240 160 285 270
Full Venue - - - - 3000 -