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Events for October 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

Exhibitions

Ongoing TRAINS!
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
October 5 - November 2 More Love Pop-Up Gallery

Tuesdays for Tots

October 1 HARVEST Time!

Learn about fall crops and create your own Harvest-inspired art project!

October 8 Pumpkin Patch

Be inspired by Cheekwood’s pumpkin patch before stopping by the studio. We will be painting and gluing to create our own unique pumpkins!

October 15 Harvest Moon

Join us in the studio to play with shadows, shapes and sunsets. We will be making a pop-up paper art project!

October 22 Silly Skulls

In honor of All Saints Day and the 14th annual El Dia de los Muertos festival at Cheekwood, drop by the studios to create your own silly skull! Come back for another great festival on Saturday, November 2nd from 11am – 5 pm.

October 29 Goblins in the Garden

Scare up your favorite silly or spooky costume and join us for a ghoulish good time at the 7th annual Goblins in the Garden. We’ll be trick-or-treating our way through the gardens at 10:30am from Botanic Hall’s Massey Auditorium, as well as enjoying frighteningly fun entertainment and crafts. Count on spooky surprises and special treats. We’ll see you here on October 29th from 10:00am – 12:00pm for a howling good time!

Lunch and Lecture

October 17 LAND-ART-NATURE

Emerging in the late 1960s and early 1970s, artists of the Land art movement turned their attention to creating art in and about nature. While acknowledging important practitioners of the art form in North America, such as Robert Smithson, Walter de Maria, and Michael Heizer, Joseph Mella, Director of Vanderbilt's Fine Arts Gallery, will focus more so on the British tradition including the artists Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Chris Drury, and Andy Goldsworthy. The presentation will also touch on controlled, highly articulate installations within gardens, as seen in the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay, whose art can be found on Cheekwood’s Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail. The ultimate goal is to provide a context for which to view Bruce Munro’s interventions in the gardens of Cheekwood.  
Click here to purchase tickets.

Public Programs

October 5 Cheekwood Harvest

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
10am-2pm

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
10am-1pm

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
10:30am

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
11am-1pm

 

October 5 Harvest Family Concert with The Happy Racers

12:00pm
Who’s ready to rock?! Grab your dancin’ shoes and pack a picnic for this family-friendly concert in the beautiful autumn air. The Happy Racers will have you on your feet in no time!

October 6 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Belmont University’s School of Music: String Orchestra

2:00pm
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.

October 12 Cheekwood Harvest

SATURDAYS: September 21 - October 26

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
10am-2pm

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
10am-1pm

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
10:30am

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
11am-1pm

October 12 Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presents: Hansel and Gretel

12:00pm
Once upon a time a very poor woodcutter lived in a tiny cottage in the forest with his two children, Hansel and Gretel. Watch as the Nashville Public Library and Wishing Chair Productions bring the adventures of this brother and sister team to life. This version of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale is told with the charming and historic Peeko Puppets.

October 13 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Belmont University’s School of Music: Belmont Camerata

2:00pm
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.

October 19 Extreme Pumpkin Carving

10:00am–2:00pm
Tis the season for pumpkin carving! Watch as expert carver and sculpture Lundy Cupp transforms ordinary pumpkins into incredibly detailed works of art. As he works, he’ll explain his process, inspiration and reveal tricks of the trade.

October 19 Cheekwood Harvest

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
10am-2pm

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
10am-1pm

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
10:30am

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
11am-1pm

October 20 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Belmont University’s School of Music: Brass/Flute Ensemble

2:00pm
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

October 26 Canopy Climb Experience

10:00am-2:00pm
Climb to new heights and get a ‘tree’s-eye view’ of Cheekwood with the help of a certified International Tree Climbing Specialist. The experience will lasts about 20 minutes and includes gear-fitting, tutorial, ascent, exploration, and descent. This activity is a first-come, first served and open to children ages 7 and older.

October 26 Cheekwood Harvest

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
10am-2pm

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
10am-1pm

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
10:30am

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
11am-1pm

October 27 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Belmont University’s School of Music: Classical and Jazz Strings

2:00pm
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.

October 29 Goblins in the Garden

10:00am-12:00pm
10:30am – Trick or Treat Trail begins!
Scare up your favorite silly or spooky costume and join us for a ghoulish good time at the 7th annual Goblins in the Garden. We’ll be trick-or-treating our way through the gardens at 10:30am from Botanic Hall’s Massey Auditorium, as well as enjoying frighteningly fun entertainment and crafts. Count on spooky surprises, special treats, and a howling good time!

Special Events

October 13 Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee Fall Harvest Dinner

5:30 pm, $150.00 per person / $250.00 per Patron Reservation
Cocktails & Southern Bourbon Tasting in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden.  Sumptuous Harvest Dinner showcasing the fresh autumn bounty of Tennessee farmers in the Wills Perennial Garden overlooking the Mustard Meadow.   Visit hsmtn.org/harvestdinner for more information or to purchase tickets.

Special Lectures and Tours

October 5 Guided Museum Tours

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. 

Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

October 5 Guided Garden Tours: Wills Perennial Garden

11:00 am
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.

October 6 Guided Garden Tours: Wills Perennial Garden

12:00 pm
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. All tours begin at Visitor Services.  Tours are free and no reservation is required.

October 6 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – 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. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

October 12 Guided Garden Tours: Wills Perennial Garden

11:00 am
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.

October 12 Guided Museum Tours

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. 

Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.

 

 

October 13 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – 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. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

October 13 Guided Garden Tours: Wills Perennial Garden

12:00 pm
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. All tours begin at Visitor Services.  Tours are free and no reservation is required.

October 19 Guided Garden Tours: Wills Perennial Garden

11:00 am
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.

October 19 Guided Museum Tours

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. 

Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.

 

October 20 Guided Garden Tours: Wills Perennial Garden

12:00 pm
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. All tours begin at Visitor Services.  Tours are free and no reservation is required.

October 20 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – 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. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

October 26 Guided Museum Tours

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. 

Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.

 

 

October 26 Guided Garden Tours: Wills Perennial Garden

11:00 am
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.

October 27 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – 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. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

October 27 Guided Garden Tours: Wills Perennial Garden

12:00 pm
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. All tours begin at Visitor Services.  Tours are free and no reservation is required.

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