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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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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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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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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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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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INTERVENTIONS: Fortuna

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 – October 29, 2021 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Tots! returns this fall 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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Scarecrows!

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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SOLD OUT – Meditative Mandalas Workshop

September 25, 2021 10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Find the perfect blend of art, horticulture, and wellness with this therapeutic workshop led by Planted Self Care owner Christine Croom, MS.

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Member Appreciation Day

September 27, 2021 2:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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

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Member Appreciation Week

September 27, 2021 – October 01, 2021

We're celebrating our Members all week long!

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Member Orientation Sessions

September 27, 2021 – October 01, 2021

Learn more about the benefits of Cheekwood Membership by attending one of our Member Orientation sessions during Member Appreciation Week.

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The Hunt for Hero Escape Challenge

September 30, 2021 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Test your puzzle-solving skills while exploring the gardens!

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Exploring Nature through Poetry Workshop

October 02, 2021 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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

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Buzzing Bees Workshop

October 02, 2021 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Learn about the many ways in which bees contribute to our environment, from pollinating flowers and plants, to wax production, to making honey!

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Portrait Photography Workshop

October 02, 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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SOLD OUT – Botanical Watercolors Workshop

October 09, 2021 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Get in the harvest spirit with a botanical drawing and painting class featuring a quintessential fall bloom - the chrysanthemum!

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SOLD OUT – Tree ID Workshop

October 09, 2021 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Connect with Cheekwood’s Vice President of Gardens & Facilities Peter Grimaldi for a closer look into common trees in Tennessee.

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Pick Your Own Bouquet Workshop

October 16, 2021 10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Led by members of the Nashville Rose Society, this workshop will cover fall activities like fertilizing, spraying, watering, deadheading, and winterizing roses.

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SOLD OUT – Beginner Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and Hand Building Workshop

October 16, 2021 12:00 PM — 3:00 PM

This class offers an overview of the clay process — from forming a bowl on the potter’s wheel, to constructing vessels using a variety of hand-building methods.

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Pooch Parade

October 23, 2021 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Calling all costumed canines! Join the Pooch Parade and you might just trot away a winner.

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El Día de los Muertos Moving with Music Storytime with Rachel Rodriguez

October 26, 2021 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM

Join us outside in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden for a special Moving with Music Storytime with Rachel Rodriguez!

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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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