The Cheekwood Collections
The Cheek family collected and carefully displayed a collection of decorative arts, paintings, furniture, textiles, silver, and books. Today, the Cheekwood Collections encompass the Cheek family collection and archival materials, as well as paintings, works on paper, sculptures, decorative arts, and niche collections amassed since Cheekwood opened to the public in 1960. Some of the masterpieces we have on display include a large collection of William Edmondson sculptures, portraits of Andy Warhol and Jamie Wyeth, pieces by Childe Hassam, John White Alexander, and William Merritt Chase, and works by The Eight, an early twentieth-century artist collective in New York City.
William Glackens (American, 1870-1938). Village on the Seine No. 2, 1925. Oil on canvas. Gift of an anonymous donor in honor of the 2004 Collectors Group
Outdoor Sculpture Collection/Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail
Cheekwood offers a unique environment to experience outdoor contemporary sculpture. The permanent collection features a diverse range of artworks, many commissioned specifically for our grounds, created by regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists. Many of these works examine the relationship between art and nature in their own distinct way, creating beautiful, thoughtful dialogues with the surrounding landscape. With our free 30-minute audio tours, you can walk the trail at your own pace and enjoy the insights and knowledge of our curators and hosts. Audio tours are available on-site at Visitor Services.