CHEEKWOOD ANNOUNCES 2017 EXHIBITION LINEUP
Exhibition Lineup Highlighted by Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cheekwood is pleased to announce its full exhibition lineup for 2017, featuring eight exhibitions centered around the historic restoration taking place in the Cheek mansion. The mansion will reopen on June 17 alongside blockbuster exhibition, Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.
“With the mansion restoration top of mind, we planned this year’s exhibition lineup to complement the rich history offered here at Cheekwood,” said Brian Downey, director of exhibitions and associate curator at Cheekwood. “We invite visitors to step back into the 1930s with us as we delight in the unique designs of the era through visual art.”
The full exhibition lineup is available for viewing below and on the Cheekwood website at cheekwood.org. Dates and exhibition titles are subject to change.
Scholastic Art Exhibition
February 4 - March 5
For the 26th consecutive year, Cheekwood is proud to partner with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to host the regional competition and exhibition for the Scholastic Art Awards, recognizing exemplary visual artwork created by Middle Tennessee students in grades 7 – 12. The exhibition will be on view in Cheekwood’s Courtyard Gallery. Presented by The Tennessee Credit Union.
2017 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence
April 1 - June 25
Artist Crystal Wagner will spend the month of March as our 2017 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, transforming Cheekwood’s Courtyard Gallery with one of her large-scale and site-specific installations. Colorful and contemporary, Wagner’s work will be a perfect complement to the spring foliage in bloom at Cheekwood.
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times
June 17 - September 10
One of the most widely watched dramas in the world is touring its wardrobe in an exhibition showcasing 36 period costumes from Downton Abbey®. Cheekwood is proud to host this exciting exhibition, which will open to the public the same day that Cheekwood unveils its historic restoration of the Cheekwood mansion / Museum of Art. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times is Co-Presented by First Tennessee Bank and Gullett Sanford Robinson and Martin PLLC. The Cheek Mansion Historic 1930s Refurnishing is made possible by The AWC Family Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. William F. Andrews, and the Founding Members of The 1929 Club.
Classic Cars in the Courtyard
July 1 - September 10
On view during the Dressing Downton exhibition, and in conjunction with the historic restoration of the Cheekwood mansion, two stunning antique cars will be exhibited in what was once the Cheek family’s garage (now Cheekwood’s Courtyard Gallery) at the Frist Learning Center. Step back into the 1930’s and experience these examples of classic automotive design.
Hands at Work
September 23 - November 12
Hands at Work is a heartfelt insight into the enduring satisfaction of work that relies on the tactile experience of using one’s hands. This exhibition documents different individuals in several different fields and explores the challenges, the mystery, the raw beauty, and the pure enjoyment inherent in what they do - captured in stunning black and- white photographs.
Visions from Above
The Life and Work of William Edmondson
October 7 - November 12
On the 80th anniversary of William Edmondson’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (the first African American artist to have that distinct honor) Cheekwood celebrates the incredible work, life and legacy of one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists - featuring over 20 Edmondson sculptures from our collection.
Estate Planning: Bryant Fleming and the American Country Place Era
October 7 - January 21
Bryant Fleming was the architect who designed Cheekwood, as well as countless other landscapes/structures around the world. Using Fleming as inspiration, this exhibition explores the elements of design while taking visitors on a journey through the process - with unexpected surprises along the way.
November 24 - January 21
Opening with Holiday LIGHTS and Cheekwood’s holiday programming, Snowbound highlights the incredible sculptural work of artists Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz. The duo’s contemporary snow globes and large-scale photographs present surreal scenes and vignettes that create a mysterious world of wonder for the viewer.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood presents world-class art exhibitions, showcases breathtaking gardens, and offers education programs and seasonal festivals to school children and families as well as to the citizens of Nashville and its visitors. Each year, Cheekwood welcomes over 250,000 annual visitors, making it one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 13,000 member households. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information, call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.