A Nashville Events Calender for the month of October that lists some of the current events and activities taking place in and around Nashville, Tennessee in October.
All Events are listed in the following order:
Annual Events-Holidays-Specials-Daily Events-Ongoing Events-Venues
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Calendar Last Updated - 4/7/2014
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 October.
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.
Set in 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this drama deals with real people, seen through the eyes of a young Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life. Caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids, the Socs, and his tough underprivileged Greaser family and friends, Ponyboy tells us a story about life, death, love, and growing up. Directed by Heather Alexander. September 19 - October 5
William Edmondson was not only the first African-American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1937 he also has left a very tangible legacy in Nashville and beyond. Some of the city’s parks, streets, civic buildings, and historic markers bear his name. In 2014 the Edmondson Park will be reopened after extensive renovation and addition of two commissioned sculptures by the artists Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley. The Edmondson Park Public Art Project will have several community outreach components, including the Oasis Center, Lipscomb University/Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation and Cheekwood. Cheekwood’s exhibition will highlight the Edmondson sculptures from its permanent collection supplemented by selected loans from other collections. This will be the first survey exhibition of Edmondson’s work since Cheekwood organized the William Edmondson traveling exhibition in 2000-2001. Edmondson is a luminary in the story of 20th century American art and has served as a source of inspiration for many other artists, even during his lifetime. This exhibition presents Edmondson in the company of select works by sculptors and painters who have followed in his footsteps. . September 27 - January 3, 2015
Various Park Venues
Celebrate Tennessee's State Parks! Discover miles of scenic waterways and acres of pristine land. Activities range from hikes, outdoor events, and family-friendly fun to weekend getaways and more.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, is an art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, regional, U.S., and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions. See what's Happening at the Frist this month.