Centennial Art Center

25th Avenue North & Park Plaza in Centennial Park. Contemporary art from local and regional artists. (615) 862-8442,

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

1200 Forrest Park Drive. Cheekwood’s art collection include broad collections of American art, American and British decorative arts, contemporary art, outdoor sculpture acquired for the Woodland Sculpture Trail, and the Cheek Mansion itself. Open Tuesday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 65+, $10 for college students with ID, $7 for children ages 3-17, free to children ages 2 and under. There is a 50% discount for military personnel with current ID. (615) 356.8000,

Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway. The Frist Art Museum offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new way. Admission is $15 for adults; $10 for seniors 65+ and college students with ID, and active military; free for visitors ages 18 and younger. Admission is free for college students with school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5 to 9 pm (with the exception of Frist Fridays). Members free. (615) 244-3340,

Nashville Downtown Library

615 Church Street. The Civil Rights Collection at the Nashville Public Library features black & white photos from the civil rights era in Nashville and a circular table in the center of the room representing the lunch counters of Nashville – locations of many sit-in protests that fueled the Civil Rights Movement.

The Parthenon Museum

The Parthenon, 2600 West End Avenue. 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’s permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th-century American artists, emphasizing the landscape and seascape. Open 9 am-4:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday; 12:30 pm-4:30 pm Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors 62+ and children ages 4-17, free to children 4 and under. (615) 862-8431, or call (615) 254-2040 for more information.

Tennessee Executive Residence

Tennessee’s Executive Residence, a classic example of stately Georgian architecture, is a three-story, 16-room home on 10 acres in Oak Hill. Thanks to the generosity of Tennesseans, the Tennessee Residence has a collective display of antiques and artwork that demonstrate the rich and robust history of the state. Tours of the residence and grounds are offered free of charge on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Tour requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance online at

Tennessee State Museum

301 Sixth Avenue North. The new 137,000-square-foot Tennessee State Museum is designed to bring history to life. It includes a “Tennessee Time Tunnel” chronicling the state’s rich history and leading visitors though the Museum’s permanent collection, a hands-on children’s gallery, six rotating galleries, a state-of-the art digital learning center and a two-story Grand Hall. Exhibitions include significant artifacts related to the state’s history, along with displays of art, furniture, textiles, and photographs produced by Tennesseans. The Museum’s Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation. Located in the heart of Nashville at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street, the new Museum sits at the foot of Capitol Hill at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. No admission charge.

First Saturday Art Crawl

Downtown Nashville. A festive atmosphere with participating venues from Fifth Avenue of the Arts to the Historic Arcade to 8th Avenue to Broadway from 6 to 9 pm.


Art Galleries in Nashville

The Arts Company

215 5th Ave. N., 254-2040,

Cumberland Gallery

4107 Hillsboro Cir., 297-0296,

In the Gallery

624-A Jefferson St., 255-0705

LeQuire Gallery

4304 Charlotte Ave.,

Leu Gallery at Belmont University

1900 Belmont Blvd. ,460-6770,

Midtown Gallery & Frames

1912 Broadway, 322-9966

Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Center for the Arts

110 W. College St., Murfreesboro, 904-2787,

The Parthenon

Centennial Park, 862-8431,

Richland Fine Art

Grace’s Plaza, Green Hills, 292-2781,

The Rymer Gallery

5th Ave. N., 752-6030,

Sarratt Gallery

Sarratt Student Center, Vanderbilt University,

TAG Art Gallery

429-7708, (no brick and mortar gallery anymore, but see the website)

Tennessee Art League

219 5th Avenue,

Tennessee State Museum

1000 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, 741-2692,

Tinney Contemporary

237 5th Avenue N., 255-7816,

Twist Art Gallery

73 Arcade, 888) 535-5286,

Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

23rd and West Aves., 322-0605,

Woodcuts African American Fine Arts

1613 Jefferson St., 321-5357,

York and Friends Fine Art

644 West Iris Drive, 352-3316,


1819 21st Ave. S., 256-4805,