Special rates and activities for seniors on the third Monday of each month
The Frist Center presents Senior Mondays, a series of events for those who admit their “senior” status. On these days, gallery admission is half price for seniors, and a special senior parking flat rate fee of $3.00 in the Frist Center lots is offered, based on availability. Seniors receive a 15 percent discount on purchases made in the gift shop and on refreshments purchased in the Frist Center Café during the event.
Snappy Pappy plays music of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. LIVE in the lobby.
A docent-guided tour of one of the current exhibitions is offered at 1:30 p.m.
Programming on Senior Mondays also features tours and in-gallery activities, all included with discounted admission.
Frist Center Visitor Parking
The Frist Center Visitor Parking Lot is located on land adjacent to the building. The lot contains 90 parking spaces. Barrier-free entrances are located on 9th Avenue near Broadway and at the rear of the building near the accessible parking spaces. The barrier-free distance from the accessible parking spaces (located in the northeast corner of the Visitor Parking Lot) to the building’s entryway in the Turner Courtyard is approximately 125 yards.
Five designated accessible parking spaces are available in the Frist Center Visitor Parking Lot for vehicles displaying the appropriate hang tags and license plates. The spaces are located in the northeast corner of the Frist Center Visitor Parking Lot nearest the barrier-free crossing and entrance to the Frist Center and are clearly marked.
•. A limited number of accessible public parking spaces are also available on 9th Avenue near the service court entrance on the Demonbreun Street side of the building. (These spaces are designated by Metro Traffic and Parking, not specifically for the Frist Center.)
• Barrier-free building access is available from both the Frist Center Visitor Parking Lot and via a ramp at the corner of 9th Avenue and Broadway.
Barrier-Free Entry into the Frist Center
• Via the entrance to the Turner Courtyard on the southeast side of the building nearest the Federal Courthouse. The barrier-free entry to the Turner Courtyard is located near the Frist Center’s large generator which is clearly visible from the accessible parking spaces in the Frist Center Visitor Parking Lot. The barrier-free distance from these accessible parking spaces to the building entrance is approximately 125 yards.
• Via the ramp located at the entrance on 9th Avenue near the corner of Broadway and 9th Avenue The distance from the entrance to the Visitor Services Desk through the Grand Lobby is approximately 80 yards.
A group from Signature Healthcare recently visited the Frist on a Senior Monday and had this to say:
This was a great opportunity for the crew to tie in our Cultural Diversity highlight for the month, Italy. Our staff and residents from Signature Healthcare of Clarksville and Madison enjoyed an educational trip to the Frist Center to take in the sights and absorb the facts. Our crew of 30 were guided through the exhibit and were shown Italian Fashion Styles that dated back to 1945. We learned about the different designers including Valentino, Gucci, Dolce and Gabana, Simonetta, etc. Our tour guides were able to relate to the different fashions because they had lived in Italy and were able to give personal stories related to wearing some of the fashions. We also learned about the celebrities and political figures that had worn the styles. Our group was also able to enjoy some of the musical sounds from "Snappy Pappy" who played music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s!
We sure did enjoy a fun loaded trip and some of our folks enjoyed a trip through the gift shop, where they were able to get a momento of the event! What a great day and I want to thank Emily at the Frist Center for being such a gracious and patient hostess to our crowd. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Ashley Graham, CTRS