ExHibitions - Current
Charles Brindley: Trees of Myth and Legend
February 4 - April 19
In early 2015, Cheekwood will host A Celebration of Trees, tying together Tennessee’s Arbor Day, National Arbor Day, and Tu B’Shevat, Jewish Arbor Day, or “the New Year for Trees,” in honor of its Level IV Arboreteum status. The Celebration will be rooted with an exhibition in Cheekwood’s Museum of Art featuring works by noted landscape artist Charles Brindley, who is best known for exquisite renderings of his best loved subject: trees. With approximately 70 drawings and paintings, Trees of Myth and Legend will be a fitting tribute to an artist who has dedicated much of his painting career to bringing viewers into communion with the trees and landscape of Tennessee. Brindley will be exhibiting a new drawing of Cheekwood’s historic Swan Lawn Oak Tree along with other new work and many tree-related drawings and paintings from the past three decades, including his studies of trees at Glen Leven, the staircase at the Tennessee Governor’s Residence and the Wisteria Arbor at Cheekwood. Brindley held his first exhibition here in 1982 and exhibited as part of the Temporary/Contemporary series in 1996. More ...
Scholastic Art Competition and Exhibition
January 31 - April 19
For the 24th consecutive year, Cheekwood is proud to partner with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to host the Scholastic Art Awards, one of the oldest and most prestigious student art competitions in the country. Creative, imaginative and talented teens from across Middle Tennessee are invited to submit works of art in a variety of categories. More ...
Patrick Dougherty: Little Bitty Pretty One
March 22 2014 - April 19
Cheekwood is thrilled to welcome North Carolina native Patrick Dougherty to Nashville as our 3rd Annual Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence. Dougherty is known for his giant, tangled works, described by The New York Times as “startling (and delightful) … woolly lairs and wild follies, gigantic snares, nests and cocoons.” Over the last two decades, Dougherty has installed over 200 projects in many public and private places including museums, botanic gardens, college campuses, and private residencies. His sculpture at Cheekwood, Little Bitty Pretty One, is inspired by an English Oast house. More ...
September 22 2012 - ongoing
Operating Hours: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Weather-Dependant)
Train lovers, young conductors and engineers of all ages, let’s hear it for the Trains! The exhibit features two amazing outdoor trains on three separate tracks, with so many wonderful details to explore, you’re sure to find something new every time you visit.