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Exhibitions - Upcoming

William Edmondson and Friends: Breaking the Mold

September 27 2014 - January 4 2015

Almost fifteen years after organizing a major William Edmondson traveling exhibition, Cheekwood is honoring this African-American artist from Nashville with a new exhibition. It will feature the Edmondson sculptures from its permanent collection supplemented by selected loans from other collections. This will be the first survey exhibition of Edmondson’s work since Cheekwood Edmondson is a luminary in the story of 20th century American art and has served as a source of inspiration for many younger artists, even during his lifetime. This exhibition presents select works by Edmondson in the company of sculptors and painters who have followed in his footsteps.  More ...

Pop-Up Gallery


Location to be determined
For the third year in a row, Cheekwood is planning a Pop-Up Gallery in conjunction with Nashville’s ArtOber art crawl. The Pop-Up gallery will feature work by acclaimed “outsider” artist Lonnie Holley. An artist and musician from Alabama who now lives and works in Atlanta, Holley creates sculptures out of found objects by himself or in community collaboration. His works are now in the collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art as well as the Smithsonian Institution. He and the artist Thornton Dial recently received commissions from the Metro Arts Commission and with support from the NEA to create an outdoor sculpture for Nashville’s Edmondson Park.

Scholastic Art Competition and Exhibition

January 31 - March 8 2015

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.

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