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Steve Tobin: Southern Roots

February 20 - September 4
(Indoor exhibition ends on May 29)

Acclaimed sculptor and artist Steve Tobin will debut Southern Roots, a solo exhibition of monumental sculptures. The exhibition will also feature a special installation of one of Tobin’s sculptures in downtown Nashville’s Riverview Gardens at Riverfront Park, as part of Cheekwood’s partnership with Metro Parks.

Southern Roots will feature work from Tobin’s Steelroots sculptures, an evolution of his signature bronze Walking Roots series. In addition to his massive sculptures in steel and bronze, Tobin incorporates natural elements such as wood, glass and ceramics to create dramatic works of art.

At Cheekwood, the outdoor exhibition will encompass five areas in the West Gardens, while in the museum, visitors will have the opportunity to see these sculptures in the third floor gallery spaces. Tobin’s newest series, using wood from fallen trees in Costa Rica, has never before been exhibited and will be a highlight of the indoor exhibition.

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FIRST THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE GARDEN
Open late until 10:00 PM

Experience the magic of Tobin’s sculptures at night during our inaugural First Thursday Nights in the Garden. Tobin’s magnificent sculptures are the backdrop for an evening of music, dance, live performance and great food and drinks for the entire family.

Skip the line and purchase tickets ahead of time!

EVERY MONTH: LIVE POETRY PRESENTED BY SOUTHERN WORD
Written exclusively for the exhibition and presented by youth artists.

APRIL 7: GUIDED IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP WITH NEW DIALECT
Drop in for a contemporary dance movement outdoor workshop.

MAY 5: THE RADIAL CONSERVATORY
Neoclassical visual artists and musicians create an immersive light and sound installation in the Color Garden.

JUNE 2: SOUTHERN ROOTS FAMILY CONCERT FEATURING SAVANNAH KEYES FROM BIG MACHINE RECORDS

JULY 7: SOUTHERN ROOTS FAMILY CONCERT & ROOTS YARNBOMBING WITH BLISS YARNS
Yarnbombing, a type of street art the uses colorful displays of knitted yarn. Join Bliss Yarns as they yarnbomb one of Steve Tobin’s sculptures and make your own yarnbombing craft.

AUGUST 4: INTERSECTION CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
An evening of musical performances inspired by Tobin’s works.

SEPTEMBER 1: NEW DIALECT & INTERSECTION
Contemporary dance and music ensembles will intersect to present a site specific performance.

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