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Events for April 18, 2015

Open: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibitions

Ongoing TRAINS!
Through April 19 Patrick Dougherty: Little Bitty Pretty One
Through April 19 Scholastic Art Competition and Exhibition
Through April 19 Charles Brindley: Trees of Myth and Legend

Public Programs

April 18 Cheekwood in Bloom: Saturdays

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join us in the studios each weekend and create an interactive springtime-themed art project – open to all ages!

*New for 2015* Garden Demonstrations
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy garden-themed activities on Saturdays in April in the Color Garden, from investigating bugs and making a fairy gardens to learning to care for trees and more. Open to green thumbs of all ages!

     April 18
     Creating Fairy Gardens

Live Music: Jazz in the Herb Garden
with the Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensemble

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Take a seat in the garden and enjoy the soothing sounds of our talented friends from Nashville Jazz Workshop.

Garden Tales
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy songs, dance and interactive reading as we bring your favorite nature-themed children's books to life in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden.

Live Music: Piano in the Museum Drawing Room
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Local pianist Gunther Knaup will create a beautiful soundtrack for the perfect Saturday stroll through the galleries and historic mansion.

Fairytale Day
Enjoy an enchanted day at Cheekwood! Our weekly Garden Demonstration, Garden Tales storytime and Studio 'Art'ivities will all take on a fun fairytale theme for the day.

     Franklin School of Performing Arts
     11:00 a.m., Howe Garden
     Join us in the Howe Garden for an enchanting presentation of The Lion, The Witch and the     
     Wardrobe.


     Cremona Strings Ensemble
     1:00 p.m., Howe Garden
     Join us in the Howe Garden for a string performance that will fill the garden with lovely springtime
     melodies.

Special Lectures and Tours

Through April 19 Guided Tours: Saturday & Sunday

Tours are free and no reservations are required.

     Guided Arboretum Tour
     11:30 a.m.
     A walk among Cheekwood’s magnificent dogwoods is one of Nashville’s favorite spring rituals!
     Join one of our expert garden guides to explore over 14 species and 23 cultivated varieties of
     dogwoods as well as many other flowering trees.

     House & History Tour
     12:30 p.m.
     Learn about the early 20th Century design and construction of our Mansion and grounds, and
     explore Cheekwood's place in the American Country Place Estate Era.

     Collection & Exhibition Tour
     1:30 p.m.
     Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition by noted landscape artist Charles
     Brindley, Trees of Myth and Legend, on view until April 19.

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