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Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

March 22 - May 25

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art is an exhibition exploring the innovative shape bamboo art has taken since the mid-twentieth century. With rare wall-hung installations and pieces never before seen in the United States, this exhibition both engages and educates audiences about a vibrant cultural art form.  More ...

Photo by Elise Inman

Patrick Dougherty: Little Bitty Pretty One

March 22 2014 - March 31 2015

Cheekwood is thrilled to welcome North Carolina native Patrick Dougherty to Nashville as our 3rd Annual Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence. Dougherty is known for his giant, tangled works, described by The New York Times as “startling (and delightful) … woolly lairs and wild follies, gigantic snares, nests and cocoons.” Over the last two decades, Dougherty has installed over 200 projects in many public and private places including museums, botanic gardens, college campuses, and private residencies.  His sculpture at Cheekwood, Little Bitty Pretty One, is inspired by an English Oast house.  More ...

Patrick Dougherty: Stickwork Photographs

March 22 - June 29

Over the last two decades, Patrick Dougherty has installed over 200 of his sculptures in private and public spaces around the world, from college campuses and botanical gardens to private residences. Each year, he creates about ten sculptures on location.  The photographs in this gallery document a few of the over 200 projects that Dougherty has installed in many public and private places around the globe.  More ...

Japanese Woodblock Prints: Selections from The Judith and Joseph Barker Collection

March 22 - May 25

Although Japanese bamboo sculpture and woodblock printing are distinct art forms, they share a long and revered tradition of craftsmanship. One is the skillful transformation of bamboo grass into a three-dimensional object, the other produces a stunning print by carving an image into a woodblock plate.  More ...


September 22 2012 - ongoing

Winter Train Operating Hours:
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Train lovers, young conductors and engineers of all ages, let’s hear it for the Trains!  The exhibit features two amazing outdoor trains on three separate tracks, with so many wonderful details to explore, you’re sure to find something new every time you visit.
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