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    Kandinsky: A Retrospective

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

    September 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Vassily Kandinsky is often credited with creating the first purely non-objective painting. Featuring over 80 paintings, watercolors, drawings and a reconstituted mural, Vassily Kandinsky celebrates some of the most significant aspects of the artist’s oeuvre. Beginning with his early paintings influenced by symbolists such as Edvard Munch, ...more


    Turkey Day

    Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

    November 28, 2014

    Join us to learn all about Turkeys. We’ll have storytime, snacks, crafts, and you’ll even be able to meet Discovery Center animals that share the same habitats as turkeys!


    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Presents: Deck the Hall Holiday Concert: Ronnie Milsap

    Presented by CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    With 40 No. 1 hits and more than 35 million albums sold, Ronnie Milsap remains one of country music's most beloved crossover artists. Just a month after his Country Music Hall of Fame...more

    Craft Artists Holiday Bazaar

    Presented by Arts Center of Cannon County at Arts Center of Cannon County , Woodbury

    November 29, 2014

    Join us for this exciting and festive alternative to mall and big box import shopping! Choose from a variety of beautiful and unique gift items when top craft artists from throughout the region...more

    The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and Annual Illumination

    Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    November 30, 2014

    To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk. This event is free to the public.


    HAPI's Gallery Artwork in Green Hills Branch Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

    November 1 - November 30, 2014

    Green Hills Branch Library will host the Healing Arts Project, Inc. in the Library Gallery throughout the month of November. HAPI artists Laura Hudson's Flower Burst and Patricia...more

    HAPI Artwork at the Poston Community Art Gallery

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. and Tennessee Art League and Galleries at Tennessee Art League and Galleries, Nashville

    November 1 - November 30, 2014

    The Tennessee Art League will host HAPI in the Poston Community Art Gallery throughout the month of November. The public will be introduced to the artists' work at the monthly Downtown Art...more

    HAPI Art Collection at Linebaugh Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at Linebaugh Public Library, Murfreesboro

    November 1 - November 30, 2014

    The Linebaugh Public Library in Mufreesboro will host a collection for the month of November of HAPI artwork created by local Mufreesboro HAPI artists.  Patches by Wilbur Luckett will...more

    Ground Floor Gallery presents Impulse: Playing House as a Blank Artist

    Presented by Ground Floor Gallery and Ground Floor Gallery at Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville

    November 1 - November 30, 2014

    Impulse is a collaborative installation exploring identity and artistry. The group asks questions about artistic identity, and celebrates the uselessness, inefficiency, and the impulse of...more

    Mark Twain Day

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    November 30, 2014

    Ever wonder what makes a boat stay afloat? What exactly is a Tesla coil and how does it work? What does Mark Twain have to do with Halley's Comet? Join us as we discuss the answers to these...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

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

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
    ...more

    Discover the Ice Age

    Presented by Hendersonville Expo Center at Hendersonville EXPO Center, Hendersonville

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    Prehistoric earth comes alive this weekend only! See a world transformed by snow and ice. Where gigantic creatures reigned after the dinosaurs disappeared. Experience these massive moving,...more

    Lecture Series - Food for Thought: Kandinsky

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Vanderbilt University at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    December 2, 2014

    In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, Food for Thought: Kandinsky - Exploring Connections between Music,...more

    First Thursday Artwalk

    Presented by Downtown Clarksville Association at Downtown Clarksville, Clarksville

    December 4, 2014

    Business owners and downtown galleries open their doors to those interested in seeing the works of local artists. Produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a...more

    Art-Making in the Lobby: Construct Like Kandinsky

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

    December 4, 2014

    Thursday and Friday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (except during member previews) Frist Center visitors are encouraged to create artwork in response to our exhibitions. Art-Making in the Lobby is...more

    The Civil War Comes to Travellers Rest

    Presented by Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    Join us for a fundraising event that includes cocktail hour and seated dinner with period music. Dinner program includes a series of “vignettes” portraying persons living at Historic...more

    Paint Nite 12/4

    Presented by Paint Nite at Kohana Japanese Restaurant (Hendersonville), Hendersonville

    December 4, 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

    Watkins Senior Graphic Design Exhibition: Bottoms Up”

    Presented by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film at Deavor, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition “Bottoms Up,” featuring work by Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree...more

    Vanderbilt Art History Lecture: Synchromism

    Presented by Vanderbilt Department of History of Art at Vanderbilt University - Cohen Hall, Room 203, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    Visual arts scholar Michael Leja will discuss "Cubism in Bondage: Morgan Russell's Synchromism” when he delivers the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History. Leja...more

    Music at the Frist: Contrarian Ensemble (early music)

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

    December 5, 2014

    The delightful Contrarian Ensemble—Bruce Baxter (accordion), John Hedgecoth (mandolin), William Jeffries (guitar) and Svend Thomsen (fiddle)—performs an eclectic variety of dance music...more

    Artist's Attic Sale

    Presented by Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at The Plateau Creative Arts Center, Fairfield Glade

    November 7 - December 5, 2014

    Come to Fairfield Glade for the annual Artists Attic Sale on November 7 - December 5! Everything $100 or under ft. jewelry, pottery, paintings, sculpture, photographs, and more.


    Christmas Dinner at Belmont Mansion

    Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Join us for our annual Christmas celebration as we dine in the elegant Belmont Grand Salon. The evening begins at Belmont Mansion where a trolley will take guests to nearby home for cocktails and...more

    Holiday Concert: The Blair School of Music's Suzuki Strings

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

    December 6, 2014

    The Blair School of Music Suzuki Strings performs songs of the season in an event that has become a holiday tradition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Enjoy the talents of approximately 50...more

    Family Workshop: Good as Gold: Creating Gilded Holiday Gifts

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

    December 6, 2014

    All that glitters in this program is gold. Work with family members to create unique holiday gifts and family heirlooms using real gold! Experiment with a variety of gilding...more

    Architecture Tour

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

    December 6, 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

    Christmas Luncheon at Belmont Mansion

    Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Join us for a Festive Christmas Luncheon in the Belmont Grand Salon. The entire home will be decorated with Christmas cheer and we will dine to festive holiday melodies.


    Christmas Open House

    Presented by Cookeville Leisure Services at Cookeville Depot Museum, Cookeville

    December 6, 2014

    Come on down to the Cookeville Depot Museum for an afternoon of games, music and prizes! Santa and his elves will be there too, along with his reindeer! It's fun for the whole family!


    First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - December

    Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

    December 6, 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

    An Imaginary Life: An Exhibit by Ashley Mintz

    Presented by Ashley Mintz Art at Mezzanine Gallery at the Viridian, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

     This is an exhibit held in the Mezzanine Gallery at the Viridian lofts in downtown Nashville by emerging Visual Artist, Ashley Mintz. 


    Pre-Art Crawl Open House

    Presented by Ground Floor Gallery at Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    For December's Art Crawl, the Ground Floor Gallery will be hosting an Open House.

    The studios of Mandy Brown, Desire Hough, Shana Kohnstamm, Heidi Kuster and Janet Decker Yanez will be...more

    Gallery 44: First Saturday Art Crawl

    Presented by Gallery 44 at The Arcade, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Art exhibitions featuring paintings by M Dawn Art, photography by Roger Medina Photography, digital paintings by Christa Cruikshank, and abstract art by Jeff Revlett and JaRel Corbeille. Browse...more

    Film Screening: Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound (2014)

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

    December 6, 2014

    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts the Southeast Premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary film Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound in the museum’s Ford...more

    Watkins BFA Thesis Exhibition: Holden Head, "I Is an Other"

    Presented by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film at The Packing Plant, Nashville

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    In I Is An Other, Head explores concepts of identity, sexuality, and death in a hospital­like installation consisting of video, sculpture and photography. Head is interested in...more

    WAG's December show: Luisiana Mera and Jazzmyne Sims

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

    December 6, 2014

    Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents a double exhibition at its downtown gallery WAG during the December 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl, with new work from junior Luisiana...more

    First Saturday Art Crawl

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Hatch Show Print, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    The Museum’s Community Corridor currently features an exhibit presented by The Arts Company, Introducing the World of Daryl Thetford. Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery presents the...more

    MERRY MONTHAVEN

    Presented by Hendersonville Arts Council and Hendersonville Jr. Arts Council at Hendersonville Arts Council Monthaven Mansion, Hendersonville

    December 6, 2014

     HO, HO, HO. It's MERRY MONTHAVEN!  Sponsored by Hendersonville Arts Council.

    FREE ADMISSION!


    Professional pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  ...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

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

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
    ...more

    Seed Space Year End CSArt Show

    Presented by Seed Space at Track One , Nashville

    December 7, 2014

    Join Seed Space for a Year End CSArt Show at Track One. Before we begin 2015, come celebrate an eventful year! We will provide food and beverage.  This will also be your last chance...more

    Brentwood Academy Art Show

    Presented by Brentwood Academy at Brentwood Academy, Brentwood

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    One of the Southeast’s most anticipated fine art events, this three-day show and sale showcases the art of 65+ local and regional artists, presenting a wide variety of styles, sizes and...more

    Hendersonville Jr. Arts Meet & Greet Party

    Presented by Hendersonville Jr. Arts Council at Hendersonville Arts Council Monthaven Mansion, Hendersonville

    December 8, 2014

     Hendersonville Jr. Arts Council is hosting a Meet and Greet Party at historic Monthaven Mansion in Hendersonville, TN. 7pm, Monday, December 8th. Come meet other kids 5th grade through 12th...more

    The O Gallery Presents

    Presented by O Gallery and O Gallery at O Gallery Fine Art at Marathon, Nashville

    December 9, 2014

    The Creative Gallery presents Singer/Songwriter, Poet, and Author, Chris Gantry who will shares his Songs, Poetry, and Stories from his book Gypsy Dreamers in the Alley in...more

    The Flying Solo Exhibition Series Winter 2014 Opening Reception

    Presented by Arts at the Airport at Nashville International Airport, Nashville

    December 9, 2014

    Please join Arts at the Airport and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority to meet a few of our exhibiting artists and to view their work. The opening reception will take place at Nashville...more

    RAW Nashville Presents Holiday RAWk

    Presented by RAW: Natural Born Artists at Cannery Ballroom, Nashville

    December 11, 2014

    Join us as we host our last showcase of the 2014 season with even more of the best underground artists in Nashville. Be sure to join us and finish up that Christmas list shopping with some...more

    Music at the Frist: Guitar Duo Duology

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

    December 12, 2014

    These two guitar virtuosos, Joseph Brunelle and Barry Coggins, charm and delight with their inventive melodies and infectious rhythms. Their music is marked by their brilliant arrangements and...more

    Art After Dark: Sanctity Pictured

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

    December 12, 2014

    Enrich your Friday nights. Join in an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one work of art in depth with an...more

    Second Saturday December at Adventure Science Center

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Join us the Second Saturday of each month for after-hours showings of stunning planetarium shows and special Laser Music Shows in the Sudekum Planetarium. It's a perfect way to start your...more

    150th Battle of Nashville Event

    Presented by Metropolitan Historical Commission at Various Venues, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Belle Meade Plantation invites you to join us as we celebrate the city-wide, all-day sesquicentennial event. There will be events commemorating the Battle of Nashville at all major historical...more

    Sesquicentennial Event

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    We will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville with a day full of cannon fire, speakers, and period demonstrations.  This event is not to be missed!


    Creative Community-Building: Let's Make Art Together, THRIVE Workshop

    Presented by Metro Arts at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    A key component of a successful THRIVE micro-funding proposal is ensuring your project engages the community. Join Metro Arts for a workshop exploring community-based arts processes and methods...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

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

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
    ...more

    Latin American artist Guayasamín featured in Vanderbilt exhibit

    Presented by Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt University - Sarratt Student Center, Nashville

    November 14 - December 14, 2014

    Art by Oswaldo Guayasamín, one of the most prominent Latin American artists of the 20th century, is spotlighted in an interactive exhibit. The Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies...more

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