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Women to Watch: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

February 06, 2021 – May 02, 2021

In light of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, this exhibition presents works from Cheekwood’s works on paper collection by female artists.

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Permanent Collection Galleries

February 26, 2021 – Ongoing

Cheekwood’s permanent collection galleries contain paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from 1875-1940.

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Wellness 360

March 03, 2021 – October 27, 2021

The launch of Wellness 360 will bring new menu offerings from Café 29, yoga, outdoor classes led by local instructors, and mindfulness walks on The Carell Trail.

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Storytime in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden

March 09, 2021 – Ongoing 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us outside in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden as we read nature and art inspired children’s books each week!

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In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940

March 13, 2021 – July 04, 2021

This exhibition provides a thought-provoking historical context for American Impressionism.

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Dogs and Dogwoods

April 17, 2021 – April 18, 2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Treat your four-legged friend to a stroll through the gardens at the height of spring and take advantage of some gorgeous pet photo opps!

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Arbor Day

April 30, 2021 9 AM - 5 PM

Celebrate Arbor Day on April 30 with a nature walk through the Arboretum at Cheekwood!

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Art al Fresco

May 01, 2021 – May 30, 2021

Enjoy programs combining art and nature with at least 10 art happenings daily!

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Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! Made with LEGO® Bricks

May 01, 2021 – September 05, 2021

From acclaimed artist Sean Kenney and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this exhibition features over 40 sculptures made from more than 800,000 LEGO® Bricks.

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Exploring Nature through Poetry with The Porch

May 01, 2021 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

The Porch instructor Melissa Jean, PhD, will guide participants in writing poetry while outdoors and engaged with nature!

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Member Appreciation Day

May 03, 2021

Come out, bring a picnic, and enjoy 55 acres of breathing room this May!

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Thursday Night Out

May 06, 2021 – October 28, 2021 5 PM - 9 PM

Beginning in May, join us on Thursday nights for live music and programming combining art and nature!

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Floral Photography: Composition 101 with Tennessee Photographs

May 08, 2021 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

In this workshop, David Duplessis of Tennessee Photographs will teach you the basic ins-and-outs of composition and flower photography.

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MINIMALISM

May 08, 2021 – August 29, 2021

MINIMALISM welcomes visitors to explore how the artists from in 1960s America learned how to paint in the wake of Abstract Expressionism.

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Plein Air Painting Demonstrations with The Chestnut Group

May 15, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Join The Chestnut Group for a closer look at the basics of plein air painting!

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Pop Art Screen Printing with Hip Hues

May 22, 2021 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

This screen printing workshop with Hip Hues covers the basics, from learning about the history of screen printing to coating a silkscreen to printing!

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Pop Reuse Sculpture with Turnip Green Creative Reuse

May 29, 2021 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Join Turnip Green Creative Reuse to learn about sculpture, pop art, and reuse materials!

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En Plein Air

June 04, 2021 – September 05, 2021 9 AM - 5 PM

For the second year, Cheekwood will invite established Nashville painters to use our spring blooms as inspiration in the annual En Plein Air exhibition.

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Summer Camp

June 07, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Nashville’s favorite Summer Camp will be back for 2021! Kids ages 5-15 can come explore our gardens, make masterpieces and more.

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Annual Bonsai Show

July 17, 2021 – July 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 3 PM

Join us for our Annual Bonsai Show featuring 40 displays with over 50 bonsai trees, bonsai styling demonstrations, and prize raffles. 

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Member Appreciation Day

July 19, 2021

Come out, bring a picnic, and enjoy 55 acres of breathing room this summer!

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Dog Nights of Summer

August 05, 2021 – August 26, 2021 5 PM - 9 PM

We're going to the dogs! Pack up the whole family and join us for dog-friendly nights in the garden Thursday evenings in August.

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The Sculpture of William Edmondson: Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework

August 12, 2021 – October 31, 2021

The Sculpture of William Edmondson: Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stone Work is the first large-scale museum examination of the artist’s career in over twenty years.

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Songwriters Under the Stars

August 27, 2021 – August 28, 2021

Join us for an evening of song and symphony on Cheekwood's gorgeous Swan Lawn featuring the critically acclaimed show Music City Hit-Makers and backed by the Music City Symphony.

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Classic Car Show

September 04, 2021

Stroll among impeccably maintained classic cars from the early to mid-twentieth century during our Classic Car Show!

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INTERVENTIONS: Beth Katleman

September 18, 2021 – January 02, 2022

Beth Katleman, will install her whimsical and satirical work offering a creative temporary shift in perspective on the museum’s permanent collection.

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Cheekwood Harvest

September 18, 2021 – October 31, 2021

We're celebrating all things fall with 6 weeks of harvest activities and entertainment!

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Japanese Moon Viewing

September 19, 2021

Join us for our seventh annual celebration of Otsukimi, the Japanese Moon Viewing festival!

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Symposium: William Edmondson in Context

September 24, 2021 – September 25, 2021

Cheekwood and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Vanderbilt University will hold a two-day scholarly symposium on the work and legacy of William Edmondson.

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Member Appreciation Day

September 27, 2021

Come out, bring a picnic, and enjoy 55 acres of breathing room this fall!

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Halloween Pooch Parade

October 23, 2021

You're invited to our canine costume paw-ty! Parade around the gardens with your pup during our Halloween Pooch Parade.

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El Día de los Muertos

October 30, 2021 – October 31, 2021

Cheekwood brings the traditions of Mexico and Latin America to Nashville during the 22nd Annual El Día de los Muertos festival.

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Holiday LIGHTS

November 20, 2021 – January 09, 2022

Delight in the joy of the holiday season during Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood. Nashville's favorite tradition returns with Santa's reindeer, trains, and one mile of lights!

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