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Events for February 26, 2011


January 16 - August 7 William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
March 20 - June 5 The Matilda Geddings Gray Collection of Fabergé

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February 26 Super Sculpture

Celebrate Black History Month with a visit to the exhibition William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit. Stop by the studio to create a sculpture in the style of the great folk artist.

Special Events

February 26 The Princely Players: The Life of William Edmondson
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Black History Month as you learn about the stone carvings of William Edmondson, his contribution to African American Art, and the intriguing time in which he lived and worked. Join us as Nashville’s own Princely Players use traditional folk music, spirituals, and prose to tell the story of the great artist in their award-winning performance “The Life of William Edmondson”. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this interactive, educational and entertaining performance! 

In the tradition of the Jubilee Singers and the Fairfield Four, The Princely Players offer evocative and stunning programs on the enslavement and liberation of African-Americans. Performing together since the 1960s, the ensemble has presented their unique program of spirituals, work songs, hymns, and songs of freedom at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Yale University, Ryman Auditorium, Little Rock’s Festival of Religious Arts and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC- among many others. With song and poetry from the earliest sources of African American music in this country to the civil war and the civil rights movement, The Princely Players deliver performances with superb voices and exceptional stage presence. 

The program is free with admission. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Special Lectures and Tours

February 26 Guided Museum Tour: William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Explore our galleries with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable docents to learn about the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. 
Tours are free and no reservation is required.  All tours begin in the Museum foyer.

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