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    VISUAL ART & MUSEUMS

    Utopia: Can it Stay Dream by Culture Laboratory Collective

    Presented by Ground Floor Gallery at Ground Floor Gallery

    July 5 - July 30, 2014

    The digitally-communal, geographically disconnected, band of artists called Culture Laboratory Collective offer reflections on Utopia; a presentation of aesthetically designed trials with a shared aim to edify humanity and/or question social norms."

     

    Members participating in this show include: Piotr Chizinski (New York City, NY), Sarah Haven (Seattle, WA), Brian R. Jobe ...more



    Paint Nite

    Presented by Paint Nite at Fat Bottom Brewery

    July 29, 2014

    In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail of your choice*, our performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the...more

    Paint Nite

    Presented by Paint Nite at Tin Roof 2

    July 30, 2014

    In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail of your choice*, our performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the...more

    Arc of a Relationship: Stranger to Storyteller

    Presented by Nashville In Harmony at Nashville Entrepreneur Center

    July 31, 2014

    Ten years ago, Nashville in Harmony started in a church with only 18 members. Today, they have over 140 members and have headlined the historic Ryman Auditorium,...more

    Way Late Play Date: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center

    July 31, 2014

    Every few months we open our doors to adults-only for a night of science and fun. Each Way Late has a special theme with cool science activities to take part in. Plus, you'll have all the...more

    Summer Camp

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    June 2 - August 1, 2014

    Keep your kids busy and engaged this summer with time-tested favorites such as Clay Creations and Bugs & Blooms or new offerins like Art that POPS and Wild World of Art. With a variety of art...more

    Inveterate Composition for Clare

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    March 18, 2013 - August 1, 2014

    To be installed in March at the Demonbreun Street entrance to the Frist Center, Inveterate Composition for Clare (2011), by Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Owens, is composed of dismantled...more

    Passport to Imagination

    Presented by Michaels at Various Venues

    June 16 - August 1, 2014

    Michaels is launching Passport to Imagination on June 16, which is an in-store program that invites kids to explore culture through crafts. This year, Michaels has partnered with seven of North...more

    Makerspace exhibit at Discovery Center

    Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring

    June 1 - August 1, 2014

    If you can think it, you can make it. Makerspace provides all the tools, technology and materials you need to tinker, re-purpose, take apart, put back together or make anything you...more

    Family Workshop: Studio Animate

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 2, 2014

    Explore the history of animation in this collaborative workshop led by teaching artist Meredith Eastburn. Work with family members to create animated artworks using digital programs and drawing...more

    Architecture Tour

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 2, 2014

    Coming downtown to the First Saturday Art Crawl? Then start your evening at the Frist Center on the first Saturday of each month.

    “When was the Frist Center built? Who was the...more

    Pieces of Shelby Photography Exhibit

    Presented by Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

    May 10 - August 2, 2014

    Originally from Cairo, IL, Barry Noland has been a Nashvillian since 1980. He is self-trained and has been exhibiting since 2003. In 2012, this collection of alternate perspective nature...more

    A Field Guide to Getting Lost from Jenna Maurice & John Whitten

    Presented by WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery) and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film at WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery)

    August 2, 2014

    Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents A Field Guide to Getting Lost, featuring video work by alumni Jenna Maurice and John Whitten, at its...more

    GJCC August Art Exhibit

    Presented by Gordon Jewish Community Center at Gordon Jewish Community Center

    August 6, 2014

    Artists include Tennessee Water Color Society, Larry Martin, and Rhonda Wernick’s Oil Painting Class. Live music, complimentary food and wine will accompany the event.

     


    Leslee Lewis Betchel Opening Reception and Wine Tasting

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    August 7, 2014

    Each month The Shop at Belle Meade Plantation features works by a contemporary regional artist. This August The Shop at Belle Meade Plantation will feature the work of Middle Tennessee artist...more

    ScienceQuest Summer Camps 2014

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center

    May 27 - August 8, 2014

    Summer 2014 Registration Now Open!

    ScienceQuest Camp at Adventure Science Center provides a wide range of science enrichment programs for youth in grades K-9. Programs combine science,...more

    FAMILY DAY AT OZ featuring Dan Zanes & Friends

    Presented by OZ at OZ

    August 9, 2014

    Family Day at OZ is an annual, full-day event of indoor and outdoor arts activities for young people and families, designed to spark creativity and expression. Dan Zanes (of the legendary...more

    Haynes Galleries presents A Summer Retrospective

    Presented by Haynes Galleries at Haynes Galleries

    May 30 - August 9, 2014

    Haynes Galleries will kick off the summer season with a group retrospective that highlights masterful selections from a range of gallery artists. This diverse, carefully curated show covers...more

    Christopher Bost: Beyond-New California Landscapes

    Presented by The Red Arrow Gallery at The Red Arrow Gallery

    July 12 - August 9, 2014

    As an adolescent, Christopher Bost spent countless hours in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.  A...more

    Reclamation: Creative Repurpose with Collaborative Photography by Jeff Frazier

    Presented by Turnip Green Creative Reuse at Turnip Green Creative Reuse (TGCR)

    July 17 - August 9, 2014

    Reclamation: Creative Repurpose with Collaborative Photography by Jeff Frazier with Shelly Barger.

    This show, Reclamation: Creative Repurpose, explores the duality of pain and joy...more

    Science Explorers Club

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center

    June 1 - August 10, 2014

     

    Science Explorers Club: New program for young scientists!

    Join the club! Adventure Science Center invites young scientists ages 12-14 to participate in a new program where...more

    Sundays LIVE: Historic Mansker’s Station, Frontier Foodways

    Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

    August 10, 2014

    Experience Sundays LIVE!, a compelling living history series that explores the 19th century early republic and takes visitors further into the stories of the people that made The Hermitage...more

    Closer by Patrick Marber

    Presented by Bongo After Hours Theatre at Bongo After Hours Theatre

    August 8 - August 10, 2014

    Bongo After Hours will be hosting Children at Play Theatre for their premier production of Closer by Patrick Marber. Bethany Langford, Belmont alum, has chosen Closer to be...more

    Tennessee Timeline Home School Day

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    August 13, 2014

    Join us at this (one day only) special event to learn all about Tennessee’s rich History. Armed with a scavenger hunt and map students will explore the property to meet characters from the...more

    Artists’ Forum with Jonathan Rattner and Michael Lapinski

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 14, 2014

    Artists’ Forum is a program in which artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be part of the dialogue about the artistic process....more

    Highballs & Hydrangeas

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    August 15, 2014

    Don't miss a Friday night cocktail fling, designed to introduce Nashville's downtown denizens, media/art/music/film people, budding art collectors, and urbane professionals to a...more

    Film: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 15, 2014

    Inspired by the artistic examination of Surrealism in Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney...more

    The Arts Company presents the 18th Annual Avant-Garage Sale

    Presented by The Arts Company at The Arts Company

    August 1 - August 15, 2014

    The Arts Company on 5th Avenue of the Arts presents its 18th Annual Avant-Garage Sale, one of the gallery’s most popular annual traditions presented since the gallery’s inception. This...more

    An Art Deco Affair

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 16, 2014

    Come celebrate the glamour and luxury of the Jazz Age with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a chance to view our current exhibitions. Guests are encouraged to dress for the...more

    Craft South Pop Up Shop - Stretching

    Presented by Craft South at Studio Berry Hill

    August 13 - August 16, 2014

    August is all about STRETCHING FASHION at Craft South! Some of the simplest garments you will ever sew will be those...more

    Artful Tales: Brother Snake and Sister Possum

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 17, 2014

    Artful Tales is a FREE family program geared toward everyone ages three and up! Listen and play along as an art-related story comes to life. Then, head upstairs to the art studio and make an...more

    Sundays LIVE: Mecca Caron, Konana Demonstrations and Cherokee Syllabary

    Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

    August 17, 2014

    Experience Sundays LIVE!, a compelling living history series that explores the 19th century early republic and takes visitors further into the stories of the people that made The Hermitage...more

    Senior Monday Special Activity: Duette

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 18, 2014

    Duane + Paulette = Duette, an alternative acoustic band of guitar, ukulele, and tight irresistible harmonies. Their addictive music is fun, catchy, quirky, and succinct. It skips around the genre...more

    Painting at the Plantation 2014

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    August 18, 2014

    Come paint with us! Belle Meade Plantation welcomes artists to paint, sketch or photograph members of our interpretive staff dressed in antebellum attire. Participating artists may report to The...more

    Immersion Into Art Professionalism w/ Andrea Zieher

    Presented by Seed Space at Seed Space

    August 7 - August 20, 2014

    Andrea Zieher, of ZieherSmith in New York, has been featured in New York Magazine's annual "Influentials" issue, named among the "Power Couples in the Art World" by...more

    TNT: Thursday Night Things at OZ featuring New Dialect

    Presented by OZ at OZ

    August 21, 2014

    OZ will host a monthly program curated by Nashville-based artists representing multiple disciplines of performing and visual arts. Rather than observing a performance, audience members will...more

    Workshop: Drop-in Drawing

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 21, 2014

    Practice different techniques and enhance your drawing skills during this workshop for participants age 18 and older. Visitors may check out drawing materials and find inspiration in the artworks...more

    Nerd Night: Behind-the-Scenes with the Curator

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    August 21, 2014

    Have you ever wondered what kind of nerd gets a job as curator at a historic house? Do you wonder what a curator even is? Have you ever been on a historic house tour, and wanted more than what you...more

    The Art of Beer

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 22, 2014

    The medium of animation allows filmmakers to put their characters in a limitless range of scenarios. Scenes of immoderate consumption of everything from alcohol to laughing gas to honey may...more

    Fall Registration and Studio Art Classes

    Presented by Sarratt Art Studios at Vanderbilt University - Sarratt Student Center

    July 1 - August 22, 2014

    Sarratt Art Studios, at Vanderbilt University, offers non credit studio art classes to anyone ages 16 and older. Classes meet once a week with both day time and evening options. Some of our...more

    Summer Series 2014: University of Tennessee archeologist Stephen Yerka

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    August 23, 2014

    University of Tennessee archeologist Stephen Yerka will give a presentation about the ground penetrating radar survey conducted of the Wessyngton slave cemetery. Initial findings suggested...more

    HerStory Summer Cinema Series

    Presented by Her Point of View and Watkins College Community Education Program at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

    June 14 - August 23, 2014

    HerStory Institute Summer Cinema Series: The HerStory Institute presents a summer cinema series of films in the Watkins Theater beginning June 14, 2014. This partnership between Community...more

    Sundays LIVE: Saving The Hermitage: The Ladies Hermitage Association

    Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

    August 24, 2014

    Experience Sundays LIVE!, a compelling living history series that explores the 19th century early republic and takes visitors further into the stories of the people that made The Hermitage...more

    A Short Course: American Realism and Surrealism, 1920–1950

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 26, 2014

    This three-part class introduces participants to the visual language and meanings of American art within a cultural, historical, political, and social context from 1920 to 1950, focusing on the...more

    Curiouser And Curiouser—Avant-Garde Polish Theatre Posters from the 1970s

    Presented by Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery at Vanderbilt University - Fine Arts Gallery

    June 19 - August 28, 2014

    Presented in honor of the late Don Evans, who for much of his professional career taught art at Vanderbilt University, Curiouser and Curiouser—Avant-Garde Polish Theatre Posters from the...more

    RELEASE // Art & Music by Beth Inglish

    Presented by Main Street Gallery at Main Street Gallery

    August 1 - August 28, 2014

    Artist and Songwriter, Beth Inglish, presents a new series of abstract paintings titled, Release, to be exhibited at the ...more

    Friday Nights at Cheekwood

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    May 2 - August 29, 2014

    We'll stay open until 10pm every Friday from May through October so you can drink in the night air and enjoy a libation from our cash bar, stroll through the gardens and wander the mansion,...more

    Frist Friday Concert Series featuring Super T

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    August 29, 2014

    Now in its twelfth year, this exciting summer concert series takes place on the final Friday of June, July and August, rain or shine! Patrons are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, light...more

    Art Exhibit: Grace Walker Goad - Two Decades in Color

    Presented by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

    June 11 - August 29, 2014

    Grace Walker Goad was diagnosed with moderately severe autism with intellectual disabilities and severe speech/language disorder at just under age three, in 1997, and has been painting since she...more

    Cannonball Run III

    Presented by Zeitgeist Gallery at Zeitgeist Gallery

    July 5 - August 30, 2014

    Featuring work by Karen Barbour, Chris Roberson, Lauren Ruth, Hans Schmitt-Matzen, and Sonnenzimmer.

    Cannonball Run III is a group show featuring artists from coast to coast working in a...more

    Cosmic Concerts Laser Shows - August

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center

    August 2 - August 30, 2014

    Join us every Saturday Night in August for a Cosmic Concert Laser Show:

    8:30pm Summer Laze Celebrate summer fun in the Sudekum Planetarium from a beautiful day to a...more

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