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Nashville, TN 37207
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Arts & Museums
Car enthusiasts and country music fans alike come to the Music Valley Car Museum for a glimpse at the greatest antique and specialty car collection in Southeast United States. Enjoy a walk through music and automotive history as you view Randy Travis' 1965 Ford Mustang or listen to the latest from Garth Brooks on the jukebox.
The museum contains one of the world’s largest showcase displays featuring hundreds of personal items from Willie and his many friends. Visit and you’ll see tributes to Patsy Cline, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Faron Young, Mel Tillis, Webb Pierce, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Jeannie Seely and many other country music legends. The space also features Nashville’s largest souvenir store where you’ll find "one stop shopping" for all of your Nashville, Willie Nelson and country music related souvenirs.
Get your motor runnin' and head on down the hi-way to Cooter's Garage. Dukes of Hazzard fans of all ages will find something to awe and inspire them at this museum commemorating the famous television show. Admission to this quaint little attraction is free and filled with memorabilia of dear old Hazzard County. From lunch boxes and matchbox cars to actual artifacts used in the show, its all Dukes all the time. Sit a spell and your liable to catch one of the Dukes cast members in one of the many special appearances that occur inside the garage. If you're a Dukes fan, this is a can't miss attraction.
Relive the memories as you view tributes to the great stars of country music. Exhibits honor such music legends as Patsy Cline, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, Marty Robbins, Minnie Pearl, George Jones and Jim Reeves. You can also browse through a dozen exhibits on current artists like Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks. Displays feature special audio and video electronic effects and interactive devices so you can hear the music as you relive the history of country music. The museum is located in the Opry Plaza area near the Grand Ole Opry House.
Cloud 12 is tucked away inside the Wonders on Woodland store in the Five Points district in Nashville's historic East End. Located on the second floor of a converted Victorian home, Cloud 12 offers guests a beautiful selection of high-quality original paintings by locals and antique furniture. While the prices at Cloud 12 are significantly higher than what you'll see at the other two shops in Wonders on Woodland, the quality is well worth the price. Cloud 12 is a must-see stop for art collectors visiting the Nashville area. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Bicentennial Mall was constructed to offer the city of Nashville a central location for multicultural events. It is only fitting, therefore, that this small gallery near the park displays the city's best African art. Photographer and gallery owner Carlton Wilkinson has spent the better part of his life putting together this collection of paintings, sculpture and photographs. He expresses his passion by providing space to local and regional artists. Exhibits change regularly, so call for the current artist and theme.
Before 1779, the area known as Nashville was an uncharted wilderness. On Christmas Eve of that year these first settlers traveled by boat down the Cumberland River and settled on this spot. The settlement became known as Fort Nashborough, from which Nashville later took its name. This replica of the original settlement is authentic in many details and reflects the lifestyle of the frontier pioneers of the late 1700's. Visitors can take a 20-minute self-guided tour.
From the pre-historic villages of Native Americans through early 1900s, Tennessee State Museum traces the rich and diverse history of the land that came to be called Tennessee. The powder horn of Davy Crocket, the Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Alvin York, the hat of President Andrew Jackson and artifacts representing the daily life of ordinary folks are on display. Military history buffs will be especially interested in the military section, which chronicles Tennessee's involvement from the Spanish American War to World War II.
The realization of a dream is what the O Gallery Art means for artist Olga Alexeeva. Born and raised in Russia, this artist's experience and journey tells the story of many immigrants who have contributed so much to the cultural and artistic heritage of the country as a whole. Located in downtown, in the famous Nashville Arcade, this art gallery is where the ethereal world of colors, creativity, and divine inspiration materializes on canvas. As a contribution to the city's vibrant art scene, O Gallery Art presents the works of upcoming as well as established artists, and also organizes workshops for experienced painters as well as amateurs. Visit the website to find out more.
While many galleries in the Nashville area provide a venue for local artisans, this is the only space where you will find the works of Norris Hall. Well recognized throughout middle Tennessee and the southeastern United States, Hall has been commissioned by many state organizations to design logos, caricatures and oil renditions of historic places. Other items of note are the sculptures and folk art. Many local artisans schedule showings and lectures in this small gallery.
Having the largest and most comprehensive collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the late legend, the Johnny Cash Museum is true gem of the downtown Nashville area. The legendary country super star and entertainers life can be seen through the many photos, hand written song lyrics, costumes, awards and musical instruments lovingly displayed throughout the buildings raw brick and motor space. Catch his booming voice as he croons out "Folsom Prison Blues" in one of the many interactive displays. Whether you're a country music fan or not, a visit to this museum will leave you with a newfound respect for one of the music industry's greatest legends.
This exquisite collection of African American art is housed on the third floor of the library at Fisk University, which is one of America's oldest universities founded for African Americans. The collection includes paintings, watercolors, sculptures and prints by such artists as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Malvin Gray Johnson, Aaron Douglas and James Lesesne Wells. Elsewhere in the library, visitors may view abstract paintings and copper repousse sculpture by Gregory Ridley, pastel portraits by Winold Reiss (1881-1953) and drawings by Cyrus Baldridge (1889-1975). Baldridge was an illustrator who traveled along the east and west coasts of Africa and parts of Ethiopia. His art served as a visual diary of his trip. Telephone in advance if you need disabled access.