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Fashion: Flowers (Andy Warhol Film Screening)

August 1 - September 5

Approximately 27 minutes
In 1979 Warhol opened his own production studio and created three cable television series between 1979 and 1987. The first series, Fashion, was a video magazine similar to Warhol’s Interview with the emphasis on the fashion industry and the fashion designer as celebrity and the fashion show as the new spectacle. This episode features interviews with four New York City florists: Jim Gosslee, owner of the trend-setting flower shop Goslee & Company at Madison Avenue and 80th Street; Frank Tomaino, the founder of Rhinelander Florist who sold flowers to the Rockefellers, Astors and Whitneys; Ed Steck of Fantasy Flowers who talks about the interesting people who patronize a flower shop that is open 24/7, in New York’s Chelsea Flower District; and Tommy Pashun who supplies and cares for the fashion designer Halston’s famous collection of orchids.

The florists discuss the types of arrangements they carry, based on the tastes of their clientele; their celebrity or "society" customers; the varieties of flowers that are most popular in their shops; the biggest jobs they have done for politicians, churches, and celebrations; the history of the orchid’s popularity; fashionable flowers such as calla lillies; the key to flower arranging; and many other flower stories.

Andy Warhol’s Flowers

June 14 - September 7

Andy Warhol began working on silkscreen paintings of flowers fifty years ago, and they became the only subject that he revisited throughout his entire career and in almost every medium. Take this rare opportunity to experience Warhol’s artificial flower images in the floral abundance of our very real summer garden.  More ...

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

May 23 - September 7

Summer 2014 will be Cheekwood’s wonderful summer of bugs! This exhibition will feature giant ants, a massive praying mantis, an enormous dragonfly along with many more predators and critters thanks to David Rogers’ Big Bugs installation. Explore 10 enormous insect sculptures created from fallen or found wood, cut saplings, twigs, raw branches, twine, bark, and other natural materials.

Photo by Elise Inman

Patrick Dougherty: Little Bitty Pretty One

March 22 2014 - March 31 2015

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

Winter Train Operating Hours:
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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.
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