The Frist Art Museum will restore its opening hours to Thursday evenings and Mondays. From June 16, the galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and will be free for middle school students with proof of payment from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Starting June 20, Monday hours will be 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday evening, the Frist will once again offer public programming and event opportunities. “As opening hours increase, we look forward to expanding access and learning opportunities for guests of all ages and backgrounds,” said Frist Art Museum Executive Director and CEO, Seth Feman. “Through public programming, we will continue to explore creative connections in our Middle Tennessee community to help visitors engage with the exhibits in new ways.”
Interpretation director Meagan Rust, who oversees the Frist’s public programs, said there will now be more opportunities for guests to connect with fellow art lovers, with something different planned every week. “For Thursdays, we’re very excited to bring back activities more suited to the evening hours like live music, film screenings, tours, art-making activities, gallery programs, themed food tastings and drinks, and more. month, we also look forward to activating our Turner Courtyard space with activities and offers for our guests.”
The Martin ArtQuest Gallery (MAQ) and the Frist Art Museum gift shop will also be open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grams Coffee and Tea and The Southern V, which currently serve in the Café of the first art museumwill be open during all opening hours.