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    VISUAL ART & MUSEUMS

    Artists’ Forum: Mark Hosford and Barry Jones

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

    July 24, 2014

    Artists’ Forum is a program in which artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be a part of the dialogue about the artistic process. In conjunction with the Frist Center exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, Nashville ...more



    Fizz! Boom! Read! Summer Reading Program

    Presented by Putnam County Library at Putnam County Library

    May 22 - July 25, 2014

     Free family fun all summer long!  We are hosting reading programs for ALL AGES this year, from birth to 102. Check our blog (putnamcountylibrary.wordpress.com), our Facebook...more

    Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Pre-College Program

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

    July 7 - July 25, 2014

    Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offers highly-motivated high-school students the chance to experience the life and culture of an art college through a three-week intensive summer...more

    The Summertime Shimmy

    Presented by Music City Burlesque and Bottom View Farm at Marathon Music Works

    July 26, 2014

    Music City Burlesque (MCB), presented by Fat Bottom Brewery, will take the stage this July in The Summertime Shimmy show at Marathon Music Works on Saturday, July 26. Featuring brand new...more

    Reaching Your Dream Artist Career/Publicity Workshop

    Presented by Whiting Publicity and Promotions at Center for Spiritual Living Nashville

    July 26, 2014

    Artists of all kinds can receive invaluable insights on the professional steps needed to achieve success by attending the "Reaching Your Dream" workshop from 9 a.m.-6...more

    Endowments from our Fathers

    Presented by Customs House Museum and Cultural Center - Clarksville at Customs House Museum and Cultural Center - Clarksville

    July 9 - July 26, 2014

    Work by Tennessee artist Janet Felts. Her artwork is about simple pleasures in life; relationships, nature, and music inspire her as an artist.

    Artist’s...more

    Cosmic Concerts Laser Shows - July

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center

    July 5 - July 26, 2014

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

    8:30pm They Might Be Giants is the alternative pop/rock duo who has created awesomely fun music...more

    Workshops: Mosaic, Creative Play Art Journal, Little Library

    Presented by Turnip Green Creative Reuse at Various Venues

    July 24 - July 26, 2014

    Join us for our upcoming workshops:

    7/24 4:00pm Mosaic Workshop. Come and join us at the Green Hills Library for a creative and informative mosaic...more

    Metamorphosis: Paintings by Jorge Mendoza

    Presented by Nashville Jazz Workshop at Nashville Jazz Workshop

    April 25 - July 27, 2014

    Jorge Mendoza was born in Bolivia and has lived in the USA since 1989. He studied in Bolivia and Puerto Rico, and has lived and worked in Mexico, France, and Brazil before coming to the U.S. He...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

    Hot Nights at the Hall: Holly Williams

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    August 1, 2014

    The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will make the perks of museum membership even sweeter this summer with the return of its Hot Nights at the Hallconcert series. Free to all...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

    Author John Baker returns for a 2nd lecture based on the Wessyngton Exhibit

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    August 2, 2014

    John Baker Jr., the author of The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom, will make a return appearance at the museum by popular...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

    First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - August

    Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts at Downtown Nashville

    August 2, 2014

    Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 2,000 people attend this very popular monthly event....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

    Sundays LIVE: Myers Brown, Regulars by God! The U.S. Regular Army in the War of 1812

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

    August 3, 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

    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.

     


    Curator’s Tour: "Watch Me Move: The Animation Show" presented by Mark Scala

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

    August 7, 2014

    From the early film experiments of Étienne-Jules Marey and the Lumière brothers to twenty-first century computer based animation by Pixar Animation Studios, the exhibition ...more

    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

    The Arts Company presents works by Daryl Thetford; Sculptures by Paul and Dorothy Craig

    Presented by The Arts Company at The Arts Company

    July 5 - August 8, 2014

    The Arts Company Introduces The World of Daryl Thetford, a new series of limited-edition photographs by Daryl Thetford.  In this exhibit, the artist debuts a variety of...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

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