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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 – September 14, 2021 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM

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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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 38 sculptures made from more than 800,000 LEGO® Bricks.

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Sound Bath Meditation with The Yogi Bassist

May 02, 2021 – August 29, 2021 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Join “The Yogi Bassist” Jo-Jo Jackson for a 60-minute sound bath meditation experience.

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Member Mornings

May 05, 2021 – October 27, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Members enjoy an extra morning hour on Wednesdays to explore the gardens and trails before we open to the public.

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Thursday Night Out

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

Join us on Thursday nights for live music and programming combining art and nature! Please note Cheekwood will not be hosting Thursday Night Out on September 2 or September 9.

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Downward Dogs at Dusk with Triluna Wellness

May 06, 2021 – August 26, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Celebrate the longer days with a yoga class at dusk!

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Sunset Sound Bath Meditation with The Yogi Bassist

May 06, 2021 – August 26, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join “The Yogi Bassist” Jo-Jo Jackson for a 60-minute sound bath meditation experience.

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May 08, 2021 – August 29, 2021

MINIMALISM invites visitors to explore works on paper by American artists of the 1960s - 1970s in the wake of Abstract Expressionism.⁠

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En Plein Air

June 04, 2021 – September 05, 2021

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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Thirsty Third Thursdays | Cocktail Crawl

June 17, 2021 – October 21, 2021 5 PM - 9 PM

Join us for Thirsty Third Thursdays on this specially ticketed Cocktail Crawl throughout the gardens!

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Garden Closures

July 05, 2021 – September 22, 2021

Wills Perennial Garden, Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden, and the Reflection Pool in the Martin Boxwood Gardens will be temporarily closed for renovations.

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Sensing Nature with Tai Chi and Qigong

July 07, 2021 – August 25, 2021 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Join Cindy Lio of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine of Vanderbilt to experience the flow of gentle Tai Chi and Qigong movements and to tune into the rhythm of nature.

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Forest Bathing Immersion with Forest Therapy Nashville

July 07, 2021 – August 25, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Explore a unique way to immerse yourself in nature through Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of forest bathing.

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Intermediate Yoga with Small World Yoga

July 11, 2021 – August 29, 2021 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

This popular class aims to build mental awareness and challenge your flexibility, balance, and strength.

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Art Bark Exhibit: Crayon Sculptures by Nashville Artist Herb Williams

August 03, 2021 – August 29, 2021

Cheekwood will feature four canine sculptures made entirely out of crayons by Nashville artist Herb Williams in the Frist Learning Center.

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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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Wellness 360 Talk: Summer Gazpacho with Fresh Herbs with the Herb Society of Nashville

August 08, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The history of Gazpacho and how this chilled dish became one of Spain’s most treasured soups will be shared along with recipes to make your own version of this summer cooler!

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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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African American Cultural Family Celebration

August 14, 2021 – August 15, 2021

Cheekwood is excited to debut its inaugural African American Cultural Family Celebration, featuring a weekend of activities, highlighting both the visual and performing arts.

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Block Printing Workshop

August 14, 2021 9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Work with local artist Ashley Seay to create your own linocut blocks and print on various materials.

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Portrait Photography Workshop

August 14, 2021 10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Local photographers DaShawn Lewis and Kim Manson will discuss content, composition, and more in this photography workshop examining the art of William Edmondson.

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Sound Bath Meditation In the Galleries

August 15, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join “The Yogi Bassist” Jo-Jo Jackson for a special 60-minute sound bath meditation experience in the galleries as part of the African American Cultural Family Celebration.

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2021 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Michael McMath

August 20, 2021 – October 17, 2021

Michael D. McMath works in Venetian plaster and encaustics, also known as the technique of painting with hot wax.

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SOLD OUT – 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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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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Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday

September 18, 2021 – Ongoing 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Beginning Saturday, September 18, Tots! returns with hands-on activities, storytime, and the curiosity cart five days a week.

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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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September 18, 2021 – October 31, 2021

Silly and serious, big and small, frightening and friendly-scarecrows created by our Nashville community are invading our gardens again this fall.

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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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Manhattan Memories: Soaring Towers and Park Visions of Jefferson Hayman and A.C. Webb

November 20, 2021 – February 13, 2022

Manhattan Memories: Soaring Towers and Park Visions of Jefferson Hayman and A.C. Webb explores how two artists, generations apart, are captivated by New York City.

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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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