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Events for May 2014

Open: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open: Open until 10:00 pm on Fridays

Cheekwood is closed on Mondays including Memorial Day & Labor Day
Cheekwood is Closed

Exhibitions

Ongoing TRAINS!
March 22 - May 25 Japanese Woodblock Prints: Selections from The Judith and Joseph Barker Collection
March 22 - June 29 Patrick Dougherty: Stickwork Photographs
Through March 31, 2015 Patrick Dougherty: Little Bitty Pretty One
March 22 - May 25 Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art
Through August 31 David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Tuesdays for Tots

May 6 A Mother’s Momento

Stop by the studio to celebrate Mother’s Day and create a beautiful present to thank your mom for all that she does. And add more art appreciation to your morning with a visit to the galleries for the Museum Minute.

May 13 Playful Patterns

Hunt for patterns and texture all over Cheekwood’s grounds, throughout the Modern Twist exhibition, and in Patrick Dougherty’s natural sculptures. Then, enjoy creating your own playful patterns and cool textures!

May 20 BIG Bugs

After examining the bugs and blooms all over Cheekwood, venture into the studio to make your own bright bug. Get excited about the opening of David Roger’s Big Bugs exhibition on May 23rd!

May 27 Summer Break Send-Off

For our last Tuesdays for Tots before Summer Break, we will incorporate our current and upcoming exhibitions into a fabulous mixed media art piece! Enjoy learning about Andy Warhol’s Flowers, David Roger’s Big Bugs and Patrick Dougherty’s stick works. We will see you again September 2!

Lunch and Lecture

May 15 Bending Blades of Grass: Bamboo in Japanese Art and Culture

Celebrated for its flexibility and strength, the perennial bamboo has enjoyed diverse lives in Japanese art and culture, from delectable edibles and delicately carved tea utensils to bold ink splashes and conceptual sculptures. Join us as Dr. Halle O’Neal, Mellon Assistant Professor of History of Art at Vanderbilt, explores these various manifestations, many of which balance on the edge of function and art. After the program, tour Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art in the Museum of Art.

Public Programs

May 2 Fitness Fridays

Gates open at 7:00 am
Get moving and enjoy nature with great opportunities to stay active. You won’t find a more beautiful workout space in the city. All activities are free with gate admission and meet at the Visitor Services.
7:30 am – Yoga in the Garden*
8:30 am – Garden Circuit Blast*
9:30 am – Tai Chi in the Japanese Garden*
9:30 am – Stroller Strides
*Led by certified instructors from the Green Hills YMCA

May 9 National Public Gardens Day

Cheekwood is proud to be Nashville’s public garden! Join us for a day of celebration and learn of Cheekwood’s important role in promoting environmental stewardship, plant conservation, and education throughout the community. Visit nationalpublicgardensday.org to find out how to receive free admission (Parking not included).

This day will also include:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Live jazz in the herb garden
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Guided garden tours on the hour (5 tours total)

May 9 Fitness Fridays

Gates open at 7:00 am
Get moving and enjoy nature with great opportunities to stay active. You won’t find a more beautiful workout space in the city. All activities are free with gate admission and meet at the Visitor Services.
7:30 am – Yoga in the Garden*
8:30 am – Garden Circuit Blast*
9:30 am – Tai Chi in the Japanese Garden*
9:30 am – Stroller Strides
*Led by certified instructors from the Green Hills YMCA

May 16 Fitness Fridays

Gates open at 7:00 am
Get moving and enjoy nature with great opportunities to stay active. You won’t find a more beautiful workout space in the city. All activities are free with gate admission and meet at the Visitor Services.
7:30 am – Yoga in the Garden*
8:30 am – Garden Circuit Blast*
9:30 am – Tai Chi in the Japanese Garden*
9:30 am – Stroller Strides
*Led by certified instructors from the Green Hills YMCA

May 23 Fitness Fridays

Gates open at 7:00 am
Get moving and enjoy nature with great opportunities to stay active. You won’t find a more beautiful workout space in the city. All activities are free with gate admission and meet at the Visitor Services.
7:30 am – Yoga in the Garden*
8:30 am – Garden Circuit Blast*
9:30 am – Tai Chi in the Japanese Garden*
9:30 am – Stroller Strides
*Led by certified instructors from the Green Hills YMCA

May 30 Fitness Fridays

Gates open at 7:00 am
Get moving and enjoy nature with great opportunities to stay active. You won’t find a more beautiful workout space in the city. All activities are free with gate admission and meet at the Visitor Services.
7:30 am – Yoga in the Garden*
8:30 am – Garden Circuit Blast*
9:30 am – Tai Chi in the Japanese Garden*
9:30 am – Stroller Strides
*Led by certified instructors from the Green Hills YMCA

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