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Sarah Nguyen. Install of Devorah Bee and Devorah- Songs of Judgement 76” H x 49” W Hand-cut Tyvek and wooden rod, spray painted paper. Photo courtesy of the Artist.
November 18, 2023 - January 7, 2024

2023 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Sarah Nguyen

Mixed media artist Sarah Nguyen is Cheekwood’s 2023 Artist-in-Residence. Working primarily with paper, Nguyen carves both recognizable and abstract forms...
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May 27, 2023 - September 10, 2023

Positioning the Body: Explorations in American Figural Studies

Positioning the Body Explorations in American Figural Studies This exhibition examines the development of figural studies in America in the...
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Bruce Munro, (British), Forest of Light, Cheekwood, 1992, On loan from Bruce Munro Studio. © 2023 Bruce Munro. Photographer Serena Munro. #130
May 4, 2023 - October 27, 2023

LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood

Featuring the work of British installation artist Bruce Munro, LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood celebrates the 10th anniversary of an exhibition by the same name held at Cheekwood in 2013.

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May 4, 2023 - August 27, 2023

Carmen Herrera: Estructuras

American artist Carmen Herrera will be featured in Cheekwood’s gardens. It’s an opportunity to celebrate this indomitable woman’s lifelong passion for creating art.

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January 30, 2023 - February 28, 2021

Orchids in the Mansion

The orchid show activates a third season at Cheekwood and celebrates the beauty of nature at a time when the...
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January 28, 2023 - May 14, 2023

The Agrarian Spirit: Cultivating Ruralism and Regionalism in American Art

In the early 20th century, Regionalist art celebrated American agrarianism and its adherents with emotion-laden landscape scenes.

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January 28, 2023 - April 2, 2023

Spanning the Atlantic: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America

Spanning the Atlantic: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America brings together over 100 objects from this period.

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October 8, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Inside the World of Charles Addams

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky,” so describes the characters to spring forth from the mind of Charles Addams.

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September 30, 2022 - January 1, 2023

Glamour & Style: Portrait Photography from the Golden Age of Cinema

Get a glimpse into Hollywood’s Golden Age through the photographs of George Hurrell.

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August 13, 2022 - November 6, 2022

INTERVENTIONS: Michael Eden

Made with 3D printing technology and displayed throughout the period rooms, Eden’s works are visual links to the historic objects in the Cheek’s collection.

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August 4, 2022

Two-Part Tour: Light, Space, Surface at the Frist Art Museum and James Turrell’s Blue Pesher at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Two-Part Tour:
Light, Space, Surface at the Frist Art Museum and James Turrell’s Blue Pesher at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

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June 25, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Chroma: The Exploration of Color Field Printing

This exhibition features works by artists who embraced the boldness of pure, saturated hues and regularly employed basic geometric shapes in their compositions.

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May 7, 2022 - September 4, 2022

COLORSCAPES

COLORSCAPES is an immersive, site-specific installation by the Chicago collaborative Luftwerk.

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March 26, 2022 - June 12, 2022

2022 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Craig Black

Craig Black is a Scottish visual artist who specializes in bespoke artwork, murals, and installations.

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February 5, 2022 - April 10, 2022

Spanning the Atlantic: The Arts and Crafts Movement

The Arts & Crafts movement was an international trend in the decorative arts that first developed in the British Isles...
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February 5, 2022 - February 27, 2022

2022 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards

For the 31st consecutive year, Cheekwood partnered with the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to host the Scholastic Art...
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January 29, 2022 - February 27, 2022

A Valentine’s Day Wedding Legacy

Cheekwood will celebrate the 80th wedding anniversary of Huldah Cheek and Walter Sharp with an installation of Huldah’s wedding gown...
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January 29, 2022 - March 6, 2022

Orchids in the Mansion

Orchids in the Mansion activates the historic Loggia with a lavish display of orchids that extends throughout the period rooms, offering...
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January 8, 2022 - February 27, 2022

The Wildly Weird World of Werner Wildner

Werner Wildner’s work consists of surrealist images and fantastical meditations that reflect humankind’s desires, vices, and virtues, as well as...
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November 20, 2021 - January 16, 2022

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

Manhattan Memories: Soaring Towers and Park Visions of Jefferson Hayman and A.C. Webb explores how two artists, generations apart, are captivated...
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October 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Capturing Culture

Louise-Dahl Wolfe spent 22 years at Harper’s Bazaar, working alongside Carmel Snow, Diana Vreeland, and Alexy Brodovitch to help redefine...
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September 18, 2021 - January 9, 2022

INTERVENTIONS: Fortuna

In the fall of 2021, Cheekwood launched its latest innovative arts initiative focused on activating the mansion’s period rooms. Intended...
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August 20, 2021 - October 24, 2021

2021 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Michael McMath

Michael D. McMath works in Venetian plaster and encaustics, also known as the technique of painting with hot wax. These...
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August 12, 2021 - October 31, 2021

The Sculpture of William Edmondson: Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework

The Sculpture of William Edmondson: Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework was the first large-scale museum examination of the artist’s career in...
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August 3, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Art Bark

Cheekwood will feature four canine sculptures made entirely out of crayons by Nashville artist Herb Williams. Williams has spent his...
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June 4, 2021 - September 5, 2021

En Plein Air

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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May 8, 2021 - August 29, 2021

MINIMALISM

One of the most important and influential art styles of the 1960s, Minimalism identifies works of art most often comprised...
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May 1, 2021 - September 5, 2021

Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! Made with LEGO® Bricks

From acclaimed artist Sean Kenney and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this exhibition features 38 sculptures made from more than 800,000...
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March 13, 2021 - July 4, 2021

In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870-1940

A sweeping survey of American Impressionism embracing precursor, contemporary and subsequent movements, In a New Light: American Impressionism 1870–1940 features over 130...
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February 6, 2021 - May 2, 2021

Women to Watch: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

In light of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, Women to Watch: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s...
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February 6, 2021 - February 21, 2021

2021 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards

The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a national nonprofit organization, was established in 1994 to provide guidance and support...
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September 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Umwelts 2019 (As the Crow Flies)

Cheekwood welcomes David Brooks as its 2019 Artist-in-Residence. Brooks will explore the connection between the built and natural worlds.

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