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Art resources at NSCC.

The Frist Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum is a nonprofit art-exhibition center, with approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space, dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists, as well as major U.S. and international exhibitions.

College students receive FREE admission Thursday and Friday nights from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

The Frist Art Museum plans to open to the general public July 1, 2020.


Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

MISSION: Preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

Much of the Cheekwood property remains in its natural historical state with hills and uneven footing. Please use caution and wear appropriate shoes for walking. There are several areas that are not accessible to wheelchairs and strollers; please refer to the accessible map that outlines these areas.

The Parthenon

The Parthenon stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals.

The Parthenon also serves as the city of Nashville's art museum. The focus of the Parthenon's permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.

Tennessee State Museum

Find art, history and culture at one of the largest museums in the nation, Tennessee State Museum. Interpretive exhibits begin 15,000 years ago with prehistoric people and continue through the early 1900s,with special displays of furniture, silver, weapons, quilts, and paintings. The museum’s Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation. Visit the museum’s changing gallery for special exhibitions.

There is no admission charge to museum exhibits. Occasionally, the museum charges admission to special temporary exhibits.