Nashville has become a huge cultural hub and our flourishing art scene is at the forefront of it. To get the most out of this scene, here is a guide to the best galleries and museums in Music City.
Best Art Galleries and Museums in Nashville
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2104 Crestmoor Road, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 297-3201
Bennett Galleries is both a curated gallery space providing original fine art and a premier frame shop that specializes in custom framing. This gallery houses works from world renowned artists as well as local artists. With their amazing collection of contemporary painting and sculptures, this is a great place to shop if you are in the market for a new piece of fine art.
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 356-8000
Built in 1929, Cheekwood was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960. Today, it features 12 distinct gardens and a woodland sculpture trail, all showcasing the stunning natural landscape, and an 8,000-piece permanent art collection — all surrounding a stunning Georgian-style mansion with historically furnished rooms and galleries.
1015 West Kirkland Avenue, ste. 414, Nashville, TN 37216 • (615) 496-2402
Ed Nash has gained widespread popularity for his ability to create great art and curate artistic spaces. His large acrylic paintings feature colorful gradations that formally reference landscapes. Conceptually, these strokes and textures allude to profound sensations like memory and longing. Abstract but approachable, these works fit seamlessly into a number of settings.
919 Broadway, Nashville, TN, 37203-3822 • (615) 244-3340
The Frist Art Museum is one of Nashville’s most prestigious art institutions. Bringing new exhibitions every 6 to 8 weeks, they feature artists from the region and around the world. The Frist also offers educational programs for all ages and their multi-level venue includes the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, an interactive center for engaging activities both for individuals and groups.
6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN, 37209 • (615) 350-7200
Ranging from musical and theater performances to art exhibitions and dance pieces, OZ Arts has it all. This nonprofit is filled with world-class contemporary art in multiple mediums. With events such as artist talks and showcases as well as educational outreach and performances, OZ is truly one of the most cutting-edge exhibits in the Nashville area.
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