CHEEKWOOD ANNOUNCES DAVID ROGERS’ BIG BUGS EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 7
NASHVILLE, TN. – Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art’s summer exhibition David Rogers’ Big Bugs will be extended an additional week, ending September 7. The enchanting outdoor art exhibition features 10 enormous insect sculptures created from fallen or found wood, cut saplings, twigs, raw branches, bark and other natural materials. In addition to the giant bugs, Cheekwood commissioned two interactive pieces designed to engage visitors, enrich their experience, and draw connections between art and nature.
“We’ve had a tremendous response to the Big Bugs exhibition,” said Patrick Larkin, Vice President of Gardens and Facilities. “Families have really enjoyed seeing the bugs and playing on the interactive components. We’re happy to be able to give them one more week to have fun at Cheekwood.”
One of the programs families have enjoyed is the interactive safari journeys through the Big Bugs exhibition. Led by Cheekwood’s expert garden guides the tour explores the enormous insects one by one and delivers fun, fascinating facts about each, from its quirky habits to its unique job in nature. The safari highlights not only the fascinating world of insects but also the importance of bugs in the earth’s natural environment. Tours start every Saturday at 11 a.m., and will be offered through September 6.
The exhibition is sponsored by U.S. Pest and The Tennessean.
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Our 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. Its attendance and membership have dramatically increased in recent years, and the institution has become an increasingly accessible and relevant place in the Nashville community. In 2013, Cheekwood welcomed over 300,000 visitors, making us one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 12,000 member households.
Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, seniors $12 and children 3-17 are $7. Parking is $3 per car. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit www.cheekwood.org.