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Events for September 15 - 22, 2013

Open: Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open: 9:30 am - 11:00 pm

Cheekwood is closed on Mondays including Memorial Day & Labor Day


May 24 - November 10 LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood - SPECIAL CLOSING WEEK HOURS! Open EVERY night until 11pm!
September 20 2013 - January 5, 2014 More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing since the 1990s
September 21 LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood CELEBRATING FALL EQUINOX

Tuesdays for Tots

September 17 Love Is All You Need

There’s lots to love at Cheekwood! Visit the More Love exhibition in the Museum of Art and come to the studios to make a heart-felt project for someone you love.

Lunch and Lecture

September 19 More Love

More Love explores the deep human need for connection in a world heavily influenced by technology, global capitalism, and gender and sexual politics. It is the first major exhibition to investigate the ways in which contemporary artists have addressed love as a political force, as a philosophical model for the exchange of ideas, and as personal interaction with a rapidly changing landscape of text messages and social media. Join guest curator Claire Schneider as she discusses some of the most preeminent contemporary artists working today.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Garden Shows and Lectures

September 21 - September 22 Tennessee Gesneriad Society Annual Show and Sale

September 21, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
September 22, 11:00am - 4:30 pm
Botanic Hall

There will be many rare and unusual plants on display as well as for sale. For more information, call Julie at 615-364-8459.

Public Programs

September 21 Cheekwood Harvest

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities

Join us in the studios every weekend for interactive art and nature-themed activities. Using unique materials and methods, visitors young and old can create an art project all their own!

Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden

Tap your feet, clap your hands, and sing-along as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to Cheekwood. Program in partnership with Bluegrass Nation.

Garden Tales Storytime

Join us for an exploration into the wide world of literature! Using songs, dance, and interactive reading, your favorite nature-themed books will spring to life.

Live Music: Piano in the Museum of Art
featuring Tennessee State University faculty & students

September 21 TACA Day

Craft Demonstrations & Pumpkin Carving
Watch, listen and prepare to be amazed as demonstrators from the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) create works of art right before your eyes. They’ll also use their expert skills to carve pumpkins from our patch!

September 22 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Belmont University’s School of Music: Faculty Brass Quintet and Faculty Flute & Harp Duo

Cheekwood is honored to partner with Belmont’s School of Music for a second time to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room.

Special Lectures and Tours

September 15 Guided Tours

Cheekwood House and History
Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM

September 21 Guided Tours

Guided Garden Tours
Every Saturday at 11:00am, September & October
Meet one of our knowledgeable guides at Visitor Services to take a guided tour of Cheekwood’s living exhibitions. It’s a great opportunity to lean more about our incredible gardens, and a fun way to discover something new about Cheekwood. Tours are free and no reservation is required.
September – Martin Boxwood Garden
October – Wills Perennial Garden

Guided Museum Tours
Every Saturday
Tours are free and no reservations are required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.
11:00am – Collection & Exhibition Tour
Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition, More Love.
1:00pm – House & History Tour
Learn about the design and construction of the mansion and grounds in the early 20th century, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the American Country Place Estate Era.

September 22 Guided Tours

Guided Garden Tour
Take a tour of our living exhibitions with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable guides, stopping to “dig deeper” and further explore the gardens.

Guided Museum Tour
House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate. Join one of our expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era.

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