Events for February 2013Open: Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cheekwood is closed on Mondays
ExhibitionsThrough August 25 Permanent Residents: Artists from Cheekwood’s Collection
February 1 - March 3 The Scholastic Art Competition & Exhibition
Through August 25 Affectionately Yours: American Miniature Portraits and the Stories They Tell
Tuesdays for Tots
February 5 The Wild World of Cheekwood
Cheekwood is home to several botanical collections that will spark your imagination. From silly plant names to funky tree shapes, join us as we use our imaginations and create ‘The Wild World of Cheekwood’! This week’s project is inspired by Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
February 12 heARTworks
Show your special someone how much you care with a custom-made valentine.
February 19 Tissue Topiaries
Follow along on this charming adventure as a grandson hears about his grandfather's life while exploring his topiary garden. Learn about family, love, and how to sculpt a bush with Grandpa Green by Lane Smith! Stop by the studios to build your own 'sculpted' topiary!
February 26 Yarn Art!
Enjoy cutting, twisting, weaving and gluing your own yarn masterpiece! This week’s project is inspired by Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett.
Lunch and Lecture
February 21 House & History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In the early twentieth century, the combination of fresh fortunes, expansive land purchases, and the emergence of a new profession – landscape architecture – gave rise to grand landscape designs across the country. Learn how Cheekwood, one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate, fits into this movement. Join us to discover the history of the Cheek family, learn of the design and construction of the mansion and grounds, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era. After the lecture, recognize the grand design and view the fine detail of the estate as you tour Cheekwood’s mansion. More ...