Tennessee Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

Nashville, TN



Woodland Sculpture Trail Opening Soon at Cheekwood


Cheekwood, Tennessee Botanical Garden and Museum of Art will open its new Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail to the public on June 6, 1999. The trail features more than a dozen contemporary sculptures by world-class artists.

The Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail exhibits sculptures designed especially for a natural setting. The mile-long trail on Cheekwood's 55-acre site will include work by Siah Armajani, Tom Czamopys, lan Hamilton Finlay, Frank Flemming, Doug Hollis, Frank Morbillo, Eric Orr, George Rickey, Ulrich Ruckriem, Sophie Ryder, John Scott and James Turrell. Works by local Nashville artists Olin Calk and Dan Smith, MK Lucking-Reiley and Yone Sinor are also included. Right: Sophie Ryder, Lady Hare; Lower left: Siah Armajani, Glass Bridge.

"The Woodland Sculpture Trail is a unique artistic attraction in the American Southeast," said John Wettenhall, Director of the Museum of Art. "The international reputation of its artists and the quality and rarity of their sculptures immediately establish Nashville as a place to see extraordinary contemporary art."

This is the third major unveiling of new facilities and gardens resulting from Cheekwood's $16 million campaign, all of which are leading up to the grand re-opening of Cheekwood's renovated Museum of Art, expected to take place in late 1999.

Cheekwood will be open from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on June 6 and will host an all-day celebration including tours of the trail and gardens, family activities, live entertainment and refreshments. There is no charge for Cheekwood members; non-members pay the regular gate fee."Visitors have always come to Cheekwood to see its art and gardens," according to Jane Jerry, Cheekwood's President. "This trail will give the public an entirely new way to experience art."

Works for the Woodland Sculpture Trail were purchased with private, corporate and foundation donations, which were part of Cheekwood's capital campaign to restore, renovate and improve the institution throughout its 55 acres. Works by local artists were commissioned with a grant from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.


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