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Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

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

March 27, 2015 - December 31, 2016

When Bob Dylan came to Nashville to make his classic album Blonde on Blonde, he brought unprecedented attention to the city’s ultra-talented musicians. Johnny Cash did the same with his network television show. This exhibit looks at the impact those events had on Music City and its Nashville Cats.

The exhibit, ...more


Banjo Demonstration: Curtis McPeake and Andy May

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

May 24, 2015

Banjo player Curtis McPeake has worked with Danny Davis, Lester Flatt, Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, and Bill Monroe. Andy May is a guitarist, mandolin player, singer, songwriter, and music...more

Arts Immersion

Presented by Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts (VLPA) at W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School, Nashville

May 27, 2015

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville will present the annual soiree in partnership with The Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. This event will benefit the...more

The Arts Company presents works by Daryl Thetford and John Petrey

Presented by The Arts Company and 5th Avenue of the Arts at The Arts Company, Nashville

May 2 - May 27, 2015

The Arts Company presents Daryl Thetford - Premiering New 2015 Photography Series, compelling photographic collages from his own photographs that become...more

Tinney Contemporary presents Thicket by Anna Jaap

Presented by Tinney Contemporary at Tinney Contemporary, Nashville

April 25 - May 27, 2015

Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present Thicket, an exhibition of new works by Nashville-based painter, Anna...more

Opening Reception: Point of Reference

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

May 28, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Point of Reference, a student-organized, mixed media show exploring definitions of feminist ideals, from May 28 through July 18...more

A Gentlemen's Death: Jackson - Dickinson Duel

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

May 28, 2015

This behind the scenes tour will showcase information and artifacts that are not part of the routine tour of the historic home available to the general public. Guests will join Tonya Staggs,...more

Hermitage Homeschool Days 2015: Junior Docents

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

May 29, 2015

The Hermitage supports the work of homeschooling families by offering Homeschool Days. Please register your group by emailing ...more

On the Edges: Works from Vanderbilt Department of Art Faculty and Staff

Presented by Vanderbilt University Department of Art and Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt at Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt, Nashville

September 30, 2014 - May 29, 2015

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy is pleased to present a group exhibition of current works featuring Vanderbilt University Department of Art faculty and staff. On...more

Register Now for Sarratt Youth Art Institute

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

March 18 - May 29, 2015

Registration is Now Open for Sarratt Youth Art Summer 2015

Voted Best Kids Camp of Nashville 2012 in the Nashville Scene’s readers poll, Sarratt Art Studios is looking forward to...more

Pre-school Program: Printing Precious Jewels

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

May 30, 2015

Perfect for budding artists, this program explores Hatch Show Print and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Young learners will discover the oldest letterpress print shop in America by...more

Family Program: Perk Up Your Pictures

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

May 30, 2015

What makes a good photograph? Study photos taken by country music superstar Kenny Rogers, an accomplished photographer, to see what elements comprise a captivating still image. Learn tips and...more

The Rymer Gallery presents works by Dan Oglander and Casey Pierce

Presented by The Rymer Gallery at The Rymer Gallery, Nashville

May 1 - May 30, 2015

The Rymer Gallery is pleased to present new works by Dan Oglander and Casey Pierce: From The Cut. The co-exhibition will open during the First...more

Planes: the groundbreaking 1968 installation by Trisha Brown

Presented by Zeitgeist Gallery at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

May 2 - May 30, 2015

New Dialect in collaboration with OZ...more

Haynes Galleries presents Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City - Paintings, Drawings & Sketches

Presented by Haynes Galleries at Haynes Galleries, Nashville

April 24 - May 30, 2015

Contemporary Realist Vincent Giarrano's solo show - Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City - Paintings, Drawings & Sketches, will present a variety of scenes from daily urban life,...more

Haynes Galleries presents Fur, Feather & Friends

Presented by Haynes Galleries at Haynes Galleries, Nashville

April 24 - May 30, 2015

Haynes Galleries proudly presents Fur, Feathers & Friends a showcase of animal-inspired artwork by 20th century masters & contemporary realists, featuring paintings...more

Nashville Cats: A Salute to Arranger Bill Walker

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

May 30, 2015

Sydney, Australia, native Bill Walker, a formally trained musical arranger and conductor, came to Nashville in 1964, to work with Jim Reeves. When Reeves died in a plane crash, Eddy Arnold...more

Tyler Hildebrand's Lumberjack Road

Presented by David Lusk Gallery - Nashville at David Lusk Gallery - Nashville, Nashville

May 5 - May 30, 2015

Tyler Hildebrand's Lumberjack Road: new paintings, drawings, installation & film will run May 5-30, 2015 with an opening reception on Saturday, May 9, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

The...more

War Wounds Exhibit

Presented by Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

January 24 - May 31, 2015

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of America’s Civil War, the Parthenon is pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring the paintings of Nashville artist, Dane Carder. The...more

Curator’s Perspective: Italian Style: Fashion since 1945

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

June 5, 2015

Find out about the rise of Italian fashion after World War II by the curator of this decidedly glamorous exhibition. Sonnet Stanfill will share insights into the historic trends and sartorial...more

June 1 - 6 Summer Art Camp at Monthaven

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

June 1 - June 6, 2015

June 1- 6, 2015 

Summer Camp for children ages 6 – 15. It teaches the basics in color theory, drawing, painting, clay, sculpture and printmaking. Rising Grades 1 -3 are...more

First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - June 2015

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

June 6, 2015

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

Art on the Square

Presented by Humphreys County Arts Council at Old G&A Furniture Building, Waverly

June 6, 2015

Humphreys County Arts Council announces its annual "Art on the Square" will be June 6th, 2015 at east...more

Putting on the Ritz Gala at Historic Rock Castle

Presented by Historic Rock Castle at Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

June 6, 2015

"Putting on the Ritz" is a 1920's style soiree at Historic Rock Castle, along the shores of Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville. Featuring: Speakeasy with tastings by Lipman Brothers; Family...more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Presented by CYT Nashville at The Peoples Church, Franklin

June 4 - June 6, 2015

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as she stages a contest by hiding five...more

"Amour fo' Phallus" by Ross Denton & Emily Sue Laird

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

June 6, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Amour fo' Phallus, a riotous and ridiculous show of drawings and animation by Watkins alumni Ross Denton and Emily Sue Laird, at its...more

“What Is To Become of the People” The Civil War and Reconstruction in Tennessee

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

January 2 - June 7, 2015

An exhibition exploring the experiences of Tennesseans during the Civil War and Reconstruction is currently on view in the museum’s Changing Galleries. “What Is To Become of the...more

Red Grooms: The Blue & The Gray

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

January 2 - June 7, 2015

An exhibition of 50 artworks interpreting the Civil War by internationally acclaimed artist Red Grooms is on view at the Tennessee State Museum. The exhibition entitled, Red Grooms: The Blue &...more

15th Annual Promise land Reunion/Festival Weekend

Presented by Promise Land Community Club

June 5 - June 7, 2015

Wessyngton Plantation Traveling Exhibit(June 4-August 2, 2015).  June 5, 2015: Genealogy Workshop 2-4PM;  Blues & BBQ Dinner 6-8PM. with the music of Nick Nixon, Dilliard Montgomery,...more

Cookeville Museums History Hikes

Presented by Cookeville Depot Museum and Cookeville Leisure Services at Cookeville Depot Museum, Cookeville

March 14 - June 13, 2015

Come History Hike between the Cookeville Depot Museum and the Cookeville History Museum the second Saturday of each month! Pick up your entry (and enjoy some cookies) at either museum,...more

May 16 - June 13 Collegiate Art Show featuring Vol State College

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

May 16 - June 13, 2015

Collegiate Art Show featuring Vol State College
May 16th to June 13th
Free reception May 16 at 12pm


25th Anniversary Celebration ft. works by Kim Barrick

Presented by Local Color Gallery at Local Color Gallery, Nashville

April 25 - June 13, 2015

Join us for our 25th Anniversary Gala featuring a new collection of work, Coloring, by Kim Barrick. The exhibit will be on display April 25 through June...more

Southern Fried Nuptials

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

May 29 - June 13, 2015

Going to the chapel and they're gonna get married.  Or are they?  It's been a rough year for Attie VanLeer and Harline Frye.  Their engagement has been on and off more times...more

The Way We Worked Smithsonian Exhibition

Presented by Martha O'Bryan Center at Martha O'Bryan Center, Nashville

May 9 - June 13, 2015

The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Humanities Tennessee. Hosted...more

Animation & Film Seminar

Presented by Taught By A Pro at Lipscomb University - Shamblin Theatre, Nashville

June 13, 2015

Have you ever wanted to meet and learn from some of the best artists and creators in the industry?  Wouldn’t it be awesome to discover the professional tips and tricks you won’t learn in...more

Kenny Rogers: Through the Years

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

August 15, 2014 - June 14, 2015

Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson

With driving artistic instinct, a trademark husky voice made for storytelling, polished showmanship and effortless charisma, Kenny Rogers conquered...more

Seed Space: All the Lights in My House by Rocky Horton

Presented by Seed Space at Seed Space, Nashville

May 2 - June 15, 2015

Seed Space presents All the Lights in My House, an installation by Rocky...more

Based On: Words, Notes and Art from Nashville | Anthology Release Show

Presented by East Side Story at Belmont University - McAfee Concert Hall, Nashville

June 15, 2015

East Side Story, Nashville’s only all-local bookstore, will publish an anthology titled Based On: Words, Notes and Art from Nashville to benefit the Arts & Business Council of...more

Nerd Night at Belle Meade Plantation - Victorian Astronomy & Star-Gazing

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

June 18, 2015

Come out to Belle Meade Plantation for star-gazing. We'll start with drinks in our winery's garden patio, then retire to the Boxwood Garden to enjoy the night sky. Learn about the...more

Engineering For Kids Camp at Discovery Center

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

June 15 - June 19, 2015

Join us for Engineering For Kids Camp at Discovery Center! Engineering For Kids Camps are for Campers in grades 3-6.  There is a maximum 20 campers. 

Minecraft: Traveling...more

Artful Tales: Is It Deep Enough? How Brer Rabbit Outsmarted the Frogs

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

June 21, 2015

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 studios and make an artwork...more

UtopYA

Presented by Millennium Maxwell House Hotel at Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville

June 18 - June 21, 2015

An uplifting, collaborative and educational conference for writers, those who want to be writers, and those who want to support writers, whether fans or service providers.

utopYA is a...more

Zeitgeist presents works by John Donovan and Jessica Wohl

Presented by Zeitgeist Gallery at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

May 2 - June 27, 2015

Opening May 2 at Zeitgeist is John Donovan's New Personal Best and Jessica Wohl's Letting Go. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 2...more

System Politics by Morgan Higby-Flowers

Presented by Ground Floor Gallery at Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville

June 6 - June 30, 2015

Real time vs. rendering, limitations vs. rules, System Politics plays out Saturday,...more

First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - July 2015

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

July 4, 2015

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

Exquisite Nashville

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

March 13 - July 5, 2015

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Exquisite Nashville, an exhibition of collaborative artworks created by four Nashville community organizations that celebrates...more

Lunch and Learn: In Between Spaces

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

July 16, 2015

Cheekwood’s 2015 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Soo Sunny Park will discuss her experimentation with the ephemeral qualities of light and how light affects our perception of...more

“Spirit Grid Machine” by Jordan Martin, Exhibit Opening and Artist’s Reception

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center - Laskey Gallery, Nashville

July 23, 2015

Through drawings and paintings, “Spirit Grid Machine” is an exploration of the grid and its relationship to psychology, process, time, and memory.  Join us for the exhibit opening...more

Tinney Contemporary presents Romancing Banality: A Mash-up of Anti-Artistry, Folk, and Contemporary Themes

Presented by Tinney Contemporary at Tinney Contemporary, Nashville

June 5 - July 25, 2015

Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present Romancing Banality, a visually arresting installation by multimedia artist Lyle Carbajal. The exhibition kicked off...more

Art In The Indigo

Presented by Hotel Indigo - Downtown at Hotel Indigo - Nashville/Downtown, Nashville

March 4 - July 29, 2015

Hotel Indigo will be showcasing art pieces from local artists in their District Bar & Grill—along with happy hour specials. This is a great opportunity to connect with the local art...more

Summer Camps: EPIC-ally Wild Summer at Discovery Center!

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

June 1 - July 31, 2015

Join us for EPIC-ally Wild Summer at Discovery Center! We’re encouraging play and inspiring curiosity!  All camps are for rising K – 6th graders Choose from the following weekly...more

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