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Exhibitions - Upcoming

International Playhouses

May 21 - September 4

Calling kids of all ages – Let’s play! This summer, Cheekwood will present International Playhouses, an exciting and interactive installation throughout our East gardens. The summer exhibition will showcase six new playhouses, each inspired by and artfully designed to represent the architecture of the global destinations the Cheek family visited in the 1920s and 1930s. 

The Cheek family spent many years traveling the world and finding international inspiration that would eventually lead to the construction and design of one of Nashville’s most beautiful and historic treasures.  As we look forward to 2017 and the restoration of the historic Cheek Mansion, visitors can plan to take a Grand Tour of their own, right here on the grounds of Cheekwood – interacting with the unique, internationally-inspired structures created to represent a city, country, or culture the Cheek family visited in the early 20th Century.

The playhouses were chosen by a juried panel from designs submitted by area architects, landscape architects, and artists who have let their imaginations run wild.  More information ...

Presented By:


American Artists at Home and Abroad


Selections from the Cheekwood Permanent Collection will be on view to tell the story of American artists who have journeyed across the world, experiencing and drawing influence from cultures near and far. Works by Childe Hassam, Man Ray, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell, Red Grooms, and many more will be on view.

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