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Meyer Wolfe: The Star of All Things

Presented by Centennial Park Conservancy at The Parthenon, Nashville TN

Feb 05 2021
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Jun 06 2021
Meyer Wolfe: The Star of All Things

The Parthenon, in partnership with the Centennial Park Conservancy, will present Meyer Wolfe: The Star of All Things. The exhibit, which will be on view in the Parthenon’s East Gallery from Friday, February 5 through Sunday, June 6.

The Parthenon, in partnership with the Centennial Park Conservancy, will present Meyer Wolfe: The Star of All Things. The exhibit, which will be on view in the Parthenon’s East Gallery from Friday, February 5 through Sunday, June 6, presents images, artwork, and ephemera from Meyer Wolfe, an eclectic and prodigious artist best known for his portraits of Nashville’s Black community. A virtual gallery highlights tour will be held on the Centennial Park Conservancy’s Facebook page on Thursday, February 11 at 6pm.

“This exhibit is a wonderful myriad of styles and mediums, and is a cavalcade of art and cultural history.” said Mark Medley, Parthenon Curator. “Some of this work will be displayed for the first time in 40 years, and the Parthenon sincerely thanks Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, the Tennessee State Museum, and Wolfe descendant Dr. Lawrence K. Wolfe for kindly loaning over 50 pieces for the show. The Star of All Things celebrates the life and work of a great Tennessee artist.”
The son of Lithuanian immigrants, Meyer Wolfe was born in 1897 and grew up in a poor, racially diverse ward located near the Tennessee State Capitol. As a youth he began keeping sketchbooks of the area, and after attending art school in Chicago, New York, and Paris, he returned to Nashville in the 1930s to produce lithographs of the people and places in his former neighborhood. These prints became acclaimed documents of African American life in the twentieth century and are found in museums across America.

Famous for his printmaking, Wolfe made all types of art during his lifetime. After World War II, he and his wife, fashion photography pioneer Louise Dahl-Wolfe, lived in New York and traveled extensively. Absorbing new mediums and styles, including sculpture and Surrealism, Wolfe’s work became more stylized and mysterious. This new direction developed over several decades, culminating in a triumphant 1979 Nashville retrospective.

Source: The Parthenon

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$10/Adults
$8/Children (4-17)
$8/Seniors (62+)
FREE/Babies and children under 4 years old

Contact: (615) 862-8431

Email: info@parthenon.org

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Apr 14, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Wed)
  • Apr 15, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 16, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 17, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 18, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 20, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • Apr 21, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Wed)
  • Apr 22, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 23, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 24, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 25, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 27, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • Apr 28, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Wed)
  • Apr 29, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 30, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • May 1, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • May 2, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • May 4, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • May 5, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 6, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 7, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • May 8, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • May 9, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • May 11, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • May 12, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 13, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 14, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • May 15, 2021 at 09:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • May 16, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 04:30 pm (Sun)
  • May 18, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Tue)

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Additional time info:

A virtual gallery highlights tour will be held on the Centennial Park Conservancy’s Facebook page on Thursday, February 11 at 6pm.

Starting June 1 The Parthenon will be open on Mondays from 9am-7pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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