The Monthaven Art and Culture Center is a must-visit destination for art aficionados in Central Tennessee. Located in Hendersonville, this center presents six to eight regional, national and international exhibitions a year, with more than 35,000 people viewing them at no cost. From Pablo Picasso's ceramic art to Rembrandt van Rijn's engravings and Peter Max's original paintings, there is something for everyone to appreciate. The center also hosts an annual art show for veterans and the Sumner County student art exhibition by James B.
Hawkins. The East Nashville Art and Inventions Gallery is another great spot to explore the art scene in Central Tennessee. Located in the 5 Points Art Center, this all-volunteer team showcases custom furniture, metalwork, commercial accessories and design work, as well as quirky wooden toys and crafts. The Tennessee Central Railroad Museum organizes round trips by train from Nashville to places in the east such as Lebanon, Watertown, Cookeville and Monterey.
This is a great way to explore the area while taking in some of the local culture. The Frist Art Museum is a world-class art center dedicated to presenting a constantly changing calendar of exhibitions. With approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space, this museum showcases the best visual works by local, state and regional artists, as well as important artists from the U. S.
The museum also participates in Nashville's first art Saturday on the first Saturday of every month. Children will love participating in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery at the Frist Art Museum. This colorful interactive space offers thirty incredible practical stations that relate art concepts to the exhibitions of the First Art Museum and examine the ways in which art is relates to daily life and culture. Other great places to explore art and culture in Central Tennessee include Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts, Midtown Framer & Robinson Gallery, YT Cliffton ArtureVBU Contemporary Art Organizations & Other Art Spaces Crosstown Dixon Gallery and Gardens by Crosstown Dixon Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology (U of Memphis), Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, Cline Plum Gallery Nelly Shuptrine's William Binder: Books, Art and Music Art Organizations & Other Art Spaces Gallery Bessie Smith Cultural Center Bessie Smith American Art Museum Hunter Museum of American Art Museum Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, Tinney Contemporary and Zatista.
Monthaven also offers vibrant artistic and cultural experiences for people of all ages. Located in a recently renovated old cigar warehouse, OZ's modern and flexible performance and installation space allows leading artists from multiple disciplines to present new and daring works of art in a non-traditional context. Central Tennessee is home to many amazing art galleries and museums that offer something for everyone. From Pablo Picasso's ceramic art to quirky wooden toys and crafts, there is something for everyone to enjoy.