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Lunch and Lecture

3rd Thursday of every month
Botanic Hall / Potter Meeting Room
12:00 – 1:00 pm
$18 members / $30 non-members (includes lunch)

Cobb Salad:
Grilled chicken, sliced avocado, grape tomatoes, crispy bacon, hard cooked eggs, English cucumbers and crumbled gorgonzola served on a bed of mixed greens with Buttermilk Ranch or Balsamic Herb dressing.

Cold Salad Trio
: A delectable pairing of our famous Cheekwood chicken salad, Albacore tuna salad and fresh fruit salad served on leaf lettuce with cranberry cream cheese finger sandwiches and artisan crackers.

Chicken Salad Sandwich
: The Pineapple Room’s famous chicken salad with Granny Smith apples, celery, pecans and mayonnaise served with lettuce and sliced local tomatoes on wheatberry bread.

Southwest Veggie Wrap
: A seared chipotle tortilla filled with grilled vegetables, fire roasted corn and black beans, Pico de Gallo, shredded Romaine lettuce and cheddar jack cheese, accompanied by buttermilk ranch dressing.

Turkey Brie Panini
Hickory smoked turkey, roasted peppers, grilled onions, baby spinach, sliced avocado, melted Brie and basil pesto aioli on Panini pressed Cuban bread.

Drink Options include Fruit Tea or Water

*Lunches prepared as described above; no substitutions allowed.

After lunch, stay for an interesting, interactive, and educational program on exhibit-related or seasonal topics.  What a great way to spend your lunch hour! 

Caress the Art: Jaume Plensa’s Dialogue through Sculpture
Thursday, May 21
The Spanish artist Jaume Plensa is internationally famous for sculptural works that incorporate the body in new and exciting ways. Using letters from different alphabets the artist creates transparent steel sculptures that entice viewers to walk around, pause, and even touch the art. Drawing on examples of Plensa’s work, as well as that of other contemporary artists, this talk will explore the current trends in public sculpture, the use of the body, and the dialogue with the environment.

Wits’ End: A Collector’s Garden
Thursday, June 18
Garden designer and author Troy Marden will share the story of his personal garden, covering its creation and evolution over the past seven years. Get a rare glimpse into this one of a kind garden from its reclamation, design, and planting to the plants that define it.

In Between Spaces
Thursday, July 16
Cheekwood’s 2015 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Soo Sunny Park will discuss her experimentation with the ephemeral qualities of light and how light affects our perception of architectural spaces. Guests will get a glimpse into Park’s creative process as well as her inspirations both in nature and the broader art world.

The Art of Seeing
Thursday, August 20
Join us as photographer Paul More teaches us how to look at the world through the eyes of a photographer. Moore, who is known for his beautiful photographic exploration of nature and architecture, will inspire guests to look at their gardens in new ways, looking for inspiration in even the tiniest details.

Jaume Plensa: The Subtle and Tenacious
Local Roots of the Global Artist
Thursday, September 17
There are very few contemporary artists with the universal dimension, both in terms of inspiration and visibility, of Jaume Plensa. His work transcends political and cultural borders achieving a transnational quality perfectly attune to an ever more global world. However, underneath Plensa’s universality, and perhaps as an ironic cause of that condition, it is possible to find local substrata of Catalan, Spanish and Mediterranean layers which understatedly, but vigorously, manifest themselves in surprising and significant ways.

*Cheekwood is transitioning to a new ticketing system which will take you to a new secure page. In order to receive the Member discount, you must Sign In or Register at the top right corner of the new page. Thank you for your patience during the transition.

Call the Education & Public Programs Department at 615-353-9827 with any questions

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