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Events for September 22 - 29, 2013

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

Cheekwood is closed on Mondays including Memorial Day & Labor Day

Exhibitions

Ongoing TRAINS!
May 24 - November 10 LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood - SPECIAL CLOSING WEEK HOURS! Open EVERY night until 11pm!
September 20 2013 - January 5, 2014 More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing since the 1990s

Tuesdays for Tots

September 24 Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

Decorate your own scarecrow book in the studios, then venture out to see the scarecrows in the Turner Seasons Garden! Young artists are encouraged to take their book and ‘to go’ crayons to color in the gardens.

Garden Shows and Lectures

September 21 - September 22 Tennessee Gesneriad Society Annual Show and Sale

September 21, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
September 22, 11:00am - 4:30 pm
Botanic Hall

There will be many rare and unusual plants on display as well as for sale. For more information, call Julie at 615-364-8459.

Public Programs

September 22 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Belmont University’s School of Music: Faculty Brass Quintet and Faculty Flute & Harp Duo

2:00pm
Cheekwood is honored to partner with Belmont’s School of Music for a second time to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room.

September 28 Birds of Prey Show

Demonstration and “Fly By” by S.O.A.R. (Save Our American Raptors)
11:00am & 1:00pm
Discover the South’s own birds of prey and explore their role in the natural world through music, video, and a live ‘fly by,’ as these creatures zoom over the audience. Part education and part environmental awareness, this exciting program will change the way you look at our local airborne hunters.

September 28 Cheekwood Harvest

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
10am-2pm

Join us in the studios every weekend for interactive art and nature-themed activities. Using unique materials and methods, visitors young and old can create an art project all their own!

Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden
10am-1pm

Tap your feet, clap your hands, and sing-along as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to Cheekwood. Program in partnership with Bluegrass Nation.

Garden Tales Storytime
10:30am

Join us for an exploration into the wide world of literature! Using songs, dance, and interactive reading, your favorite nature-themed books will spring to life.

Live Music: Piano in the Museum of Art
featuring Tennessee State University faculty & students
11am-1pm

 

September 29 Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Belmont University’s School of Music: Small Jazz Group

2:00pm
Cheekwood is honored to partner with Belmont’s School of Music for a second time to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room.

Special Lectures and Tours

September 22 Guided Tours

Guided Garden Tour
12:00pm
Take a tour of our living exhibitions with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable guides, stopping to “dig deeper” and further explore the gardens.

Guided Museum Tour
House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
1:00pm
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate. Join one of our expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era.

September 28 Guided Tours

Guided Garden Tours
Every Saturday at 11:00am, September & October
Meet one of our knowledgeable guides at Visitor Services to take a guided tour of Cheekwood’s living exhibitions. It’s a great opportunity to lean more about our incredible gardens, and a fun way to discover something new about Cheekwood. Tours are free and no reservation is required.
September – Martin Boxwood Garden
October – Wills Perennial Garden

Guided Museum Tours
Every Saturday
Tours are free and no reservations are required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.
11:00am – Collection & Exhibition Tour
Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition, More Love.
1:00pm – House & History Tour
Learn about the design and construction of the mansion and grounds in the early 20th century, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the American Country Place Estate Era.

September 29 Guided Tours

Guided Garden Tour
12:00pm
Take a tour of our living exhibitions with Cheekwood’s knowledgeable guides, stopping to “dig deeper” and further explore the gardens.

Guided Museum Tour
House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
1:00pm
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate. Join one of our expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era.

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