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Events for May 12 - 19, 2013

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

Cheekwood is closed on Mondays including Memorial Day & Labor Day


March 31 - August 25 Permanent Residents: Artists from Cheekwood’s Collection
February 14 - August 25 Affectionately Yours: American Miniature Portraits and the Stories They Tell

Courtyard Gallery

April 6 - June 30 Dorothy O’Connor: Martin Shallenberger Artist in Residence in 2013

Tuesdays for Tots

May 14 Sweet Treat

What’s your favorite sweet treat? Join us in the studios as we paint our own banana splits or cupcakes! With big paper, shaving cream paint & confetti, we will create some beautiful treats.

Lunch and Lecture

May 16 Miniatures: In the Service of Sentimentality—Miniature Portraits as ‘Small Remembrances’

As evident in the exhibition Affectionately Yours: American Miniature Portraits and the Stories They Tell, painting portrait miniatures was a widespread professional practice among male and female artists in 18th and 19th c. America. Notices were published in newspapers in which artists offered their “services” in creating “satisfactory likenesses” to all who wished to visit their “painting rooms” and “patronise (sic) this mimic art.” Join us as Dr. Judy Bullington, Chair of the Department of Art at Belmont University, explores the technique and process of creating miniatures, and discusses portraits by notable painters and their subjects within a broader cultural context.  Click here to register.

Public Programs

May 18 Guided Garden Tour: Japanese Garden

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Take a tour of our living exhibitions with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable guides, stopping to “dig deeper” and further explore Cheekwood’s amazing gardens. Tours are free and no reservation is required. Garden tours begin at the Visitor Center.

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