Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Formerly the residence of Nashville's Cheek family, the 30,000-square-foot Georgian-style mansion was opened as a museum in 1960 and houses the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. The art collection contains photographs, paintings, prints, and sculptures and focuses on American works dating between 1910-1970. Other artwork includes Chinese snuff bottles and one of the largest collections of English Worcester porcelain. The estate is considered one of the finest examples of the American Country Place Era period, as it has retained much of the original property. The mansion and grounds were designed by architect Bryan Flemming, who considered one of the best architects and landscape designers of the time. The estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
Backstory and Context
West, Carroll V. "Cheekwood." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. August 23, 2000. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/2efab656-6622-4517-8686-e8750c05f34f.