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Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape

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

May 22 - November 1, 2015

Cheekwood presents a major exhibition of large-scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the latest grand-scale show to be featured at the estate’s historic grounds and museum of art. Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape features outdoor and indoor installations including sculptures imagined specifically for Cheekwood’s grounds. The exhibition is ...more


Dome Club Nashville - Wish You Were Here

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

August 8, 2015

Dome Club Nashville is is a monthly event showcasing immersive programs and artistic experiences designed to envelop visitors within the unique fulldome planetarium environment.

What’s...more

Second Saturday - August

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

August 8, 2015

Don't miss out on the Second Saturday show offerings before the laser shows continue! 

6:00pm - Dome Club Nashville presents Wish You Were Here Welcome to the...more

Family Programs: Embellished Instruments

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

August 8, 2015

Elvis Presley – like many artists – played customized instruments suited to his personality. To match his flamboyant style, Elvis had a gold piano in his home, a gift from his wife Priscilla....more

"Time Spent In Los Angeles" Closing Reception

Presented by KT Wolf Gallery at KT Wolf Gallery, Nashville

August 8, 2015

We're closing our July exhibit, "Time Spent in Los Angeles,"curated by McLean Fahnestock, on August 8th in conjunction with East Side Art Stumble. Come by from 6:00pm to 9:00pm to see small works...more

East Side Art Stumble

Presented by East Side Art Stumble at East Side Art Stumble: Various Venues, Nashville

August 8, 2015

East Side Art Stumble is nearing its 5th event of the year since its founding in April 2015 as it continues to grow in size and popularity. Showcasing artists, local and otherwise in any genre, we...more

Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting

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

June 16 - August 9, 2015

Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting is a new exhibit which features large-scale banner graphics, immersive environments, media features and other interactive...more

Sundays Live: Meet the Carriage Horses

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

August 9, 2015

Meet and greet our friendly carriage horses and hear stories of Hermitage horses over the past 200 years.


Creative Zone – Drivable Designs Elvis Style

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

August 9, 2015

Elvis Presley’s customized “Solid Gold” Cadillac limousine is one of several unique vehicles on display in the museum’s permanent exhibition. Celebrating the life, music, and style of...more

The Sweet Stash Presents Drawings and Prints by artist Erin Murphy

Presented by The Sweet Stash at The Nashville Farmer's Market, Nashville

August 6 - August 9, 2015

The Sweet Stash at The Nashville Farmer's Market presents Drawings and Prints by local artist Erin Murphy. Opening/special event on Saturday, August 8th from 9:30am-2:00pm with complimentary...more

Curator's Tour: Postcards of the Winer Wekstatte-Selections from Leonard A. Lauder Collection

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

August 13, 2015

Curator’s Tour: Postcards of the Wiener...more

Creative Zone – Drivable Designs Elvis Style

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

August 14, 2015

Elvis Presley’s customized “Solid Gold” Cadillac limousine is one of several unique vehicles on display in the museum’s permanent exhibition. Celebrating the life, music, and style of...more

Film: The Barefoot Contessa

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

August 14, 2015

Give Netflix a rest this summer and come see the last of three classic movies on glorious (and increasingly rare) 35 mm film at the Frist Center in our Italian Style on Celluloid series. ...more

Contemporary Collective

Presented by Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery at Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery, Nashville

April 30 - August 15, 2015

Join us for an exhibit titled Contemporary Collective.


Contemporary Sculpture: William Kooienga & Ben Caldwell

Presented by LeQuire Gallery & Studio - Charlotte Ave. at LeQuire Gallery - Charlotte Ave., Nashville

June 20 - August 15, 2015

Contemporary Sculpture in Wood, Stone and Metal from William Kooienga and Ben Caldwell. Opening Reception for the Artists, Saturday, June 20th 6pm-8pm. Exhibit continues through August 15th....more

Architecture Tour

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

August 15, 2015

Start your evening at the Frist Center on the third Saturday of each month.

“When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?”...more

Family Day at Oz Arts | Sound Maze with Rinde Eckert

Presented by OZ at OZ Nashville, Nashville

August 15, 2015

Family Day is OZ Arts’ annual public festival of indoor and outdoor arts activities for young people and families, designed to spark creativity, activity, and interaction. Dispersed among the...more

Community Outreach Program: OZ Arts Family Day

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

August 15, 2015

Make art and music with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum! Decorate, design, and embellish paper instruments, or try your hand at playing the real thing. Country artists often customize...more

Haynes Galleries presents Art Nashville

Presented by Haynes Galleries at Haynes Galleries, Nashville

June 12 - August 15, 2015

Music City’s most acclaimed contemporary Realists are the focus of this summer’s show Art Nashville at Haynes Galleries, opening June 12. The show features a range of artists...more

Sundays LIVE! - Woodworking

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

August 16, 2015

Local expert Bill Maddox demonstrates the process of crafting 19th-century household furnishings on the frontier.


Creative Zone – Drivable Designs Elvis Style

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

August 16, 2015

Elvis Presley’s customized “Solid Gold” Cadillac limousine is one of several unique vehicles on display in the museum’s permanent exhibition. Celebrating the life, music, and style of...more

Artful Tales: More than a Match

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

August 16, 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

Senior Monday

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

August 17, 2015

The Frist Center presents Senior Mondays, a series of events for those who admit their senior status. On these days, gallery admission is $6.00 (1/2 the price of regular admission) for seniors....more

Nineteenth Century Music & Pickin' Party

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

August 20, 2015

Enjoy the dog days of summer on the back porch at Belle Meade Mansion. We'll have a pickin' party and jam session with our music historian, Matt Klinedinst, while we learn about...more

Lunch and Learn: The Art of Seeing

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

August 20, 2015

Join us as photographer Paul More teaches us how to look at the world through the eyes of a photographer. Moore, who is known for his beautiful photographic exploration of nature and architecture,...more

Workshop: Drop-in Drawing

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

August 20, 2015

On the third Thursday of each month, check out drawing materials to practice different techniques and skills, gain instructional guidance from an art educator, and be inspired by the artworks in...more

Create It in Donelson - Tuscan Landscape

Presented by Robin's Gallery at Robin's Gallery, Nashville

August 20, 2015

Join us as we paint this sprawling Tuscan landscape. Choose your preferred color scheme and design elements. Just $25 per person. All ages welcome.


Lecture - Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place - from Milan to Nashville

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

August 20, 2015

Lecture: "Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place--from Milan to Nashville" presented by Karen Elson, British top model and singer-songwriter, and Libby Callaway, fashion media professional...more

Creative Zone – Drivable Designs Elvis Style

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

August 21, 2015

Elvis Presley’s customized “Solid Gold” Cadillac limousine is one of several unique vehicles on display in the museum’s permanent exhibition. Celebrating the life, music, and style of...more

Dueling Cocktails Fundraiser

Presented by Belmont Mansion at Private Home - Nashville area

August 22, 2015

Join us for a fun summer evening benefiting Belmont Mansion! Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvre will be served at 1205 Belle Meade Boulevard in Nashville at 7:00pm with with a ...more

3rd Annual Discover India Day

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

August 22, 2015

The third annual Discover India Day will have traditional dancing, yoga, food sampling, and art projects in Creation Station. Families will also be able to take pictures in front of the Taj Mahal,...more

Two-Day Studio Workshop - The Social Print: Postcards with Sawtooth Print Shop

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

August 21 - August 22, 2015

Before social media existed, illustrated postcards sent personal messages across the globe. Join Chris Cheney and Nieves Uhl, owners of Nashville’s Sawtooth Print Shop, as they lead a...more

Sundays LIVE! - Celtic Connections

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

August 23, 2015

Ever wondered how to tie on a kilt? Or play the bagpipes? Or throw a log across a field? Come celebrate the Jackson and Donelson Family’s Celtic heritage with members of Middle Tennessee...more

Creative Zone – Drivable Designs Elvis Style

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

August 23, 2015

Elvis Presley’s customized “Solid Gold” Cadillac limousine is one of several unique vehicles on display in the museum’s permanent exhibition. Celebrating the life, music, and style of...more

Snack Attack

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

July 6 - August 24, 2015

Create easy, healthy snacks with our staff! Participate in the cooking (and eating!) process as you explore healthy cooking from around the world. Recipes and nutritional information available to...more

Science A la Cart

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

July 1 - August 25, 2015

It is easy to see that science is all around us. Everyone can be a scientist as we experiment and foster your child’s curiosity. Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

New Summer...more

Art In The Indigo

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

March 18 - August 26, 2015

Featuring original artwork by local artists and offering a creative and networking environment for the art community to connect with fresh new talent each week. Each Wednesday showcases a new...more

Animal Antics

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

July 3 - August 27, 2015

Meet one of the DC animals! Appropriate for all ages.

New Summer Hours! June & July
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm

July 4:  MUSEUM CLOSED
July 5: 4th of July...more

Artists' Forum: Nashville Fashion Designers

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

August 27, 2015

Artists' Forum: Nashville Fashion Designers Presented by Phillip Nappi, co-founder and creative director, Peter Nappi, Inc., and Susan Sherrick, founder and designer, S.E. Sherrick Fine Leather...more

Nature Nuts

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

July 6 - August 27, 2015

Explore and uncover the many mysteries of our Murfree Spring wetland! Join Ms. Courtney & Mr. Leif for programs that encourage visitors to engage with nature through fun and interactive...more

Creation Station Art Activities

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

July 4 - August 27, 2015

Stop by Creation Station to explore your creative side! Daily self-guided art projects are available everyday during your visit! Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Join our staff artists and special...more

The New Mythology Opening Reception

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

August 28, 2015

Opening reception for The New Mythology exhibit featuring sculptor/woodcraftsman Morgan Herrin and his gallery director John Pollard from the Ada Gallery in Richmond,...more

Shake, Rattle & Roll

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

August 7 - August 28, 2015

Returning in August! Discovery Center’s music program that explores the world of percussion instruments! Visitors will learn about different percussion instruments, make their...more

Frist Fridays Concert Series: Those Darlins

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

August 28, 2015

Now in its thirteenth year, this exciting concert series takes place on the final Friday of each summer month, rain or shine! Patrons are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, light snacks...more

Creative Zone – Drivable Designs Elvis Style

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

August 28, 2015

Elvis Presley’s customized “Solid Gold” Cadillac limousine is one of several unique vehicles on display in the museum’s permanent exhibition. Celebrating the life, music, and style of...more

Summer Laser Shows

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

June 6 - August 29, 2015

Come with us on a musical journey to the cosmos this summer*. Take a seat under our 63-foot dome and prepare to be immersed in sound as you watch brilliant lasers, millions of stars and fulldome...more

Unpacking the Trunk

Presented by Flatrock Cafe at Flatrock Cafe, Nashville

July 25 - August 29, 2015

"Unpacking the Trunk" ... an exhibition of music pictures and fine art photographic assemblages by Deone Jahnke... opening reception on Saturday July 25, 6pm - 8pm (or later) with live music from...more

Rotting Piñata by Desire' Hough

Presented by Ground Floor Gallery at Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville

August 1 - August 29, 2015

Death by Birthday: A Festive Way to Show the Grim Side

Holidays, forced fun and disappointment. Desire’ Hough’s solo installation, Rotting Piñata, is a...more

Panel: Go, Cat, Go: Sam Phillips in the Studio

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

August 29, 2015

With Sonny Burgess, J. M. Van Eaton, W. S. “Fluke” Holland, and Jerry Phillips, moderated by Peter Guralnick. Arkansas native Sonny Burgess launched his musical career in 1956, on Sam...more

Family Program: Design Your Record Label

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

August 29, 2015

Memphis-based Sun Records, started by Sam Phillips in 1952, originally rose to prominence with R&B hits such as “Just Walkin’ in the Rain” (The Prisonaires). The Sun label ushered in...more

Price is Right: Art Under $1000

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

August 1 - August 29, 2015

The annual Price is Right exhibition is finally here at David Lusk in Nashville this August with another great selection of almost 45 artists all showing original works priced...more

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