A Nashville Events Calender for the month of June that lists some of the current events and activities taking place in and around Nashville, Tennessee in June.
All Events are listed in the following order:
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Calendar Last Updated - 12/25/2013
Take a tour through our listing of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville every year in the month of June.
Fifty years ago, Andy Warhol began working on silkscreen paintings of flowers, the only subject that he revisited throughout his entire career and in almost every medium. Warhol’s flower imagery reveals a softer, more intimate side of an artist best known for his vibrant pop imagery and searing commentary on art and popular culture. This exhibition traces Warhol’s engagement with floral images throughout his life, beginning with early commercial illustrations from the 1950s and the 1964 start of the Flowers series. The exhibition follows the flower theme through the artist’s career with photographs, paintings, and screen prints until 1986, just before his untimely death the following year. Visitors will get a rare chance to experience Warhol’s artificial flower images in parallel with the floral abundance of Cheekwood’s gardens. June 14 – September 7
This summer, the unseen creepers and crawlers of Cheekwood's gardens will have their time in the spotlight as David Rogers' Big Bugs invade the estate's grounds. This seasonal outdoor installation will feature 11 massive-scale insect sculptures, including three giant ants, a gigantic daddy longlegs, and an enormous praying mantis. This exhibition follows Rogers' 2001 Big Bugs exhibition at Cheekwood, promising imaginative, whimsical fun for kids and adults alike. May 24 - August 31
Goya: The Disasters of War Featuring a complete set of the first published edition of etchings produced by canonical Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, The Disasters of War documents the horrors of the Peninsular War of 1808-14 between Spain and France under Napoleon Bonaparte. The 81 numbered aquatint etchings are grouped into three main sections: the affects of war, the Madrid famine of 1811-12, and the disappointment at the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. Because of their criticism of both France and the restored Bourbon monarchy, these works were not published until 1863, three decades after Goya's death. The etchings explore such themes as carnage, conflict, famine, heroism and retribution. The exhibition presents new scholarship on the series, reviving what evidence suggests is the order in which it is to be seen, interspersing themes of war's impact on city and countryside.Feb. 28-June 8, 2014 Upper-Level Galleries
Installed at the Demonbreun Street entrance to the Frist Center, Inveterate Composition for Clare (2011), by Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Owens, is composed of dismantled sections of two replica military Humvee shells, which have been reconstructed and welded together in a monumental, quasi-cubist form. The central iconography of rebuilt military vehicles suggests the fragmentation of war, while alluding to the extra layers of metal that American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan welded onto their Humvees and other transports to provide added protection from the improvised explosive devices (I.E.D.s) used against them. This work is at once a reflection of the horror of war and a memorial to those who have sacrificed their lives in its conduct. March 18, 2013–August 1, 2014
Radio Romance: Mainstream Country in the 1980s highlights a collection of artists that heavily incorporated pop influences into their country music. The exhibit features revolutionary pop-country artists Barbara Mandrell, Janie Fricke, Eddie Rabbitt, Steve Wariner and more. The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor inside the “Sing Me Back Home” exhibit and will run through April 2015.
With an unparalleled resumé that spans more than four decades and several entertainment genres, Reba is country music’s ultimate Renaissance woman. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to this inimitable artist with the cameo exhibition “Reba: All the Women I Am,” which opens in the museum’s East Gallery on August 9 and runs through June 8, 2014. “Reba: All the Women I Am” will be accompanied by an ongoing series of programs throughout the exhibit’s duration.
Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy is the first exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance art in Nashville since 1934. The exhibition explores the role of the two major new religious orders in the revival of the arts in Italy during the period 1200 to 1550. On view from October 31, 2014, to January 25, 2015, the exhibition presents drawings, illuminated manuscripts, liturgical objects, paintings, prints, printed books and sculptures drawn from the collections of major American and European libraries and museums, including works of art from the Vatican Library and Vatican Museums that have never before been exhibited in the United States.
More so than any composer and lyricist who have written for the stage, the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives. We sing them in the shower, we dance to them in ballrooms, we hear them on the radio and in clubs and, yes, in elevators and supermarkets too. We still thrill to them on the live stage in their respective shows, and we teach them to our children. This stunning collection of compositions places five performers in a theatrical setting-first 'backstage,' where the songs are sung as personal interplay, and then 'onstage.' While offering the performers an opportunity to explore the songs within their own styles and sensibilities, it offers the audience a glorious parade of genuine hits.
From 2003 until 2013, artist Steve Mumford traveled to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, to create artworks documenting the experiences of American troops, civilians caught in the conflict, and prisoners being held at Guantánamo. In an effort to understand the nature of war from a variety of perspectives, Mumford captured what he calls ―the spaces in between,‖ the long periods between combat in which soldiers and civilians strive to maintain a feeling of normalcy and community-building in the face of pending trauma. The resulting watercolors, sketches and paintings offer unflinching depictions of the extremity of sacrifices made-willingly and unwillingly-in the name of national ideology.Feb. 28-June 8, 2014 Upper-Level Galleries