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July 22, 2024

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New Art Exhibition Opens this Weekend at Cheekwood

Have you ever seen a 150 pound sculpture made out of spoons and knives? See that and more during "INTERVENTIONS: Ann Carrington," running June 29 through October 27 at Cheekwood.

Starting this weekend, 33 works of art, including ornate sculptures, will be on display throughout the period rooms in the historic Mansion at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens for its third installment of its INTERVENTIONS series.

This year, international sculptor Ann Carrington brings her unique style to Nashville, and each piece of art is inspired by the gardens and history at Cheekwood. Carrington has created pieces for the Royal Family and several celebrities ranging from Elton John to Gwyneth Paltrow. The exhibition runs June 29 โ€“ October 27, 2024.

โ€œVisitors will be delighted by Ann Carringtonโ€™s vision and expertise, she is an incredibly talented artist,โ€ says Sarah Sperling, Cheekwood Vice President of Museum Affairs. โ€œThe INTERVENTIONS series exemplifies how artistic collaboration adds vibrancy and engagement to the period rooms at Cheekwood. We appreciate each artistโ€™s approach to the program, and we look forward to sharing Ann Carrington’s creativity with our community.โ€

About Ann Carrington

Based in Margate, England, Carrington studied at The Royal College of Art and is well-known for working with discarded and found objects to create ornate sculptures and works of art. Her
eccentric and elegant pieces breathe new life into otherwise mundane items like knives, spoons, buttons, cans and coins by unraveling their associations and assigning new meaning as sculpture.

Carringtonโ€™s work has recently been exhibited at the Musee des Impressionnismes Giverny as part of the Flowers Forever exhibition, as well as at Kunsthalle, Munich, one of Germanyโ€™s most prestigious exhibition houses.


Now in its third year, INTERVENTIONS launched in 2021 as an arts initiative to activate the historic period rooms and to seek inspiration from the Cheek family.

The series invites renowned artists from around the globe to imagine and implement a connection between their contemporary work and the historic pieces within the Cheekwood Mansion. INTERVENTIONS: Ann Carrington will be the largest iteration of the series, featuring 33 works throughout the period rooms inspired by Cheekwood’s gardens and the Cheek family.

To learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions, ticketing and other information, visit

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Cheekwood Presents INTERVENTIONS: Ann Carrington, Opening June 29 -

Cheekwood Presents INTERVENTIONS: Ann Carrington, Opening June 29 -

Cheekwood Presents INTERVENTIONS: Ann Carrington, Opening June 29 -








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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.