“Her Voice: Selections from the Cheekwood Collections” is honoring the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States and the 60th anniversary of Cheekwood as a public institution.
The exhibit is on display through March 30 in the John C. Hutcheson Gallery in the Beaman Library.
These pieces, on loan for the Lipscomb display at Hutcheson Gallery, were donated to Cheekwood over the course of its history.
Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville’s exclusive Belle Meade enclave, is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum on the historic Cheek estate. “Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate,” according to its web page. “Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else.”
This exhibition at Lipscomb highlights Cheekwood’s long-standing legacy of collecting works by female artists. It displays the voices, creative innovations, and the voices of remarkable women.
The gallery includes work by Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jane Peterson, Liliane Lijn, Grace Hill Turnbull, Helen Frankenthaler, Dorothy O’Connor, Marilyn Murphy, Betty Woodman, Perle Fine, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and more.
Only four of these artists — Lijn, Murphy, O’Connor and Marylyn Ditenfass — are living, according to Mia Jaye Thomas, the gallery assistant for the John C. Hutcheson gallery and the administrative assistant for the School of Art and Design.
The exhibit was curated by Campbell Mobley, Cheekwood’s curator of exhibitions. It is being staged in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Ratified August 18, 1920, it granted American women the right to vote.
This event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Lipscomb School of Art & Design and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum.
For more information, please contact Mia Jaye Thomas.