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Arts & Museums
Features over 5,000 square feet of nothing but electric trains and railroad related items. Also home of 3 operating lay outs and the Tunnel Hill Museum & Model Railroad Club.
Carpenter Albert Lotz built this grand home in 1858 on what would become the site of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Lotz turned his home into a makeshift hospital for the injured. Guided tour of the Civil War house showcase fine antiques and stories of the Lotz family during the critical 1864 Battle of Franklin. This collection of antiques is by far the finest private collection of American Victorian furniture in the Southeast according to the Magazine Antiques. Admission: $10 for Adults; $9 for Seniors
A large, privately owned museum that contains numerous collections of Confederate and Union artifacts, as well as a collection of Indian war artifacts.
Possibly the five bloodiest hours of America's Civil War took place here at the Battle of Franklin. On November 30, 1864, Carnton was occupied by Confederate troops moving toward the well-entrenched Federal army. A devastating battle ensued. Later, the mansion housed hundreds of the more than 6,000 Confederate casualties from that battle. Adjacent to the property is the largest private Confederate cemetery in America.
A museum on the history of Souther Gospel Music. Home of the Vaughan School of Music.
A few miles west of downtown is a gallery that houses a fine collection of impressionist paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists. Inspired by the French masters of the 19th century, these gifted Americans created remarkable portraits and landscapes that rival the work of their European contemporaries. As you admire the exhibit here at Stanford Fine Arts gallery, keep in mind that each work on display is for sale and highly collectible. But be forewarned, the prices are a bit steep.
Housed inside Cheekwood, the Cheekwood's Museum of Art is a 30,000-square foot (2,787-square meter) room, which is dedicated to American and British contemporary art. The building is built in a Gregorian-styled mansion with a large collection of paintings by American and British artists. The collections also include silver and one of the most noteworthy collections of Worcester porcelain in America. Cheekwood's Museum of Art has also been selected to house the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collections. A number of exhibitions take place here on a regular basis.
This small storefront art gallery is located in the Westgate Shopping Center of Belle Meade. Don't let its size fool you; Auld Alliance Gallery boasts one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the Southeast. In fact, art buffs will find the Post-impressionist selection quite remarkable. The gallery hosts two major shows per year, and is known for introducing some very imaginative and bold pieces to the Nashville area. Works are for sale and custom framing is available.
Located in the Belle Meade area of Nashville, Gallery One is a boon to both the established and the upcoming artistes of the city. It promotes young talent by way of exhibitions held frequently on its premises, with a space of 3,200 ft. Various guest artistes are also invited throughout the year to hold special exhibitions. Visit the gallery and take a look at some of the most beautiful paintings and sculptures in the city.
Shelton Gallery displays and sells folk art, work by local artists and knick-knacks. Curators constantly seek out new and exciting exhibits for the Nashville art crowd. Some pieces can be pricey, like an original watercolor by Nashville's Red Grooms going for $30,000. The gallery does not specialize in sculpture, but the pieces it does show are clever and unusual. Take your time. There's a lot to see, and you'll want to see it all.
The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory is a beautiful observatory located in Brentwood. This fantastic observatory is a great place to get your kids along, so that they can learn more about Space and Astronomy. This place is sure to interest them in taking up Science and Engineering later on in their careers. The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory also features a well-equipped Library and a Computer Center where students can learn about telescopes and Space Exploration. Also used as a Venue, some famous artists including the likes of Marshall Chapman, Jeff Hanna, Chuck Cannon and Judy Collins have performed here.
Twenty years ago, Carol Stein decided to give a few local artists a chance to showcase their talents. She financed a small exhibit of paintings, and the community responded enthusiastically. Today, her exhibits feature both emerging and nationally recognized artists and draw thousands of people to Cumberland Gallery. The exhibits change every month and range from paintings, sculpture, photography and other forms of fine and contemporary art. Contact the gallery by phone or e-mail for upcoming exhibits.