Orchids in the Mansion, opening on February 1st, inside the historic mansion’s loggia level, will showcase a stylized interpretation of a classical orangery, symbolizing how the Cheek family most likely brought nature indoors to decorate their home. On display February 1-March 3, 2019.
Also opening this Friday, Cheekwood will present works by Faig Ahmed, Beth Lipman and Bouke de Vries in Derived from the Decorative. The work of each artist takes cues from decorative arts traditions to blur the space between functional forms and art forms. On display February 1-June 9, 2019.
Cheekwood is celebrating 28 years as host to The Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards, which recognizes outstanding art achievement by students in grades 7 through 12. This year’s awards ceremony and reception for the student winners and their families will be held Saturday, Feb. 3nd at 1 p.m. in Cheekwood’s Massey Auditorium. On display February 2-March 3, 2019.
Join me at the Plaid Rabbit for fairy hair braiding, Summer’s Sweet Shoppe cookies, Wop Bop Balloons, a photo booth station and Valentine card making for Tennessee Alliance for Kids from Let It Be Love. Sign up for Fairy Hair times here.
The Hall of Fame has launched a Membership Drive for the month of February. Family and Individual Memberships are 10% off from 2/1 to 2/28. Annual benefits include: Unlimited free admission, amazing performances and special events, unique programs for all ages and discounts on dining, shopping, and tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B.
Community Counts is another incentive the museum offers for local families. Find more information on that program here.
Antiques and Garden Show: February 1-3; Music City Center
The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville is an annual charity event whose purpose is to raise funds for Cheekwood and Econ, by exhibiting the highest quality antiques, landscaped gardens, and horticultural items and by offering a related educational outreach program. Tickets can be purchased here.