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Events for April 5 - 7, 2013

Open: Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Exhibitions

March 31 - August 25 Permanent Residents: Artists from Cheekwood’s Collection
Ongoing TRAINS!
February 14 - August 25 Affectionately Yours: American Miniature Portraits and the Stories They Tell

Courtyard Gallery

April 6 - June 30 Dorothy O’Connor: Martin Shallenberger Artist in Residence in 2013

Garden Shows and Lectures

April 6 Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 6 – 10:00 am til all plants are sold!
Sponsored by the Garden Club of Nashville

Looking for some new garden treasurers to add to your garden? Check out the Native Plant Sale for an outstanding assortment of spring, summer and fall blooms. Don’t forget the early bird catches the worm at this annual springtime sale. Arrive early for the best selection! Do not miss out on trilliums, celandine poppies, columbines, black-eyed Susans and summer phlox plus our great selection of shrubs, vines, and small trees. There is something for everyone’s garden at the sale.

Public Programs

March 20 - April 30 Cheekwood in Bloom

Cheekwood is the best place in Nashville to experience one of nature’s most dramatic and exciting performances—the arrival of spring! We’ll welcome the new season during Cheekwood in Bloom, with 55,000 stunning tulips of every hue bursting from our gardens. We’ll also feature 60 varieties of daffodils, dogwoods, classic magnolias, vibrant iris, stunning viburnums and so much more. With a full calendar of special spring activities, gardening demonstrations and musical experiences, your perfect spring day is here at Cheekwood—don’t miss it!

April 6 Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join us every Saturday this spring to create spring-themed art projects – get creative, get inspired, and have a great time! Workshops are open to all ages.

April 6 Family Day in celebration of Dorothy O’Connor’s Shelter

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities & Community Art Project
12:00 PM - Artist Remarks in the Gallery

Join us for a day of art and activities for all ages in honor of the 2013 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence and in celebration of her exhibition’s opening.

April 6 Live Music: Steinway Piano Society Members in the Museum of Art

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Steinway Piano Society Members will share their talents on Saturdays this spring!

April 6 Garden Tales

10:30 AM
Using songs, dance, and interactive reading, storyteller Rachel Sumner will bring nature-themed children’s books to life in one of Nashville’s most beautiful spots, the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden.  Weather permitting.

April 6 Guided Museum Tour

Tours are free and no reservations are required. All tours begin in the Museum foyer.

11:00 AM – Collection & Exhibition Tour
Explore our galleries with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable docents to learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition, Permanent Residents: Artists from Cheekwood’s Collection.

1:00 PM – House & History Tour
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate.
Join one of Cheekwood’s expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family, learn of the design and construction of the mansion and grounds, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era.

April 6 Guided Garden Tour: Robertson Ellis Color Garden

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Take a tour of our living exhibitions with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable guides, stopping to “dig deeper” and further explore Cheekwood’s amazing gardens. Tours are free and no reservation is required. Garden tours begin at the Visitor Center.

April 6 Live Music: Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the Herb Garden

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us for special live performances by Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the Garden.

April 7 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music: Jared Hauser, oboe

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Don’t miss the spring edition of our Sunday Concert Series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room, featuring talented musicians from Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

April 7 Guided Greenhouse Tour

12:00 PM
Join our expert garden staff for an informative, behind-the-scenes tour of our Production Greenhouses. Come early-- space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Greenhouse tours begin in the Courtyard of the Frist Learning Center. Please wear appropriate footwear.

April 7 Guided Museum Tour

1:00 PM - House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate

Enjoy a guided tour with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable docents.
Tours are free and no reservation is required.  Meet in the Museum Foyer.

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