Monthaven Art and Cultural Center

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Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center

Sumner County's Jewel Box Museum

We >through the transformative power of the arts.


Create unforgettable memories at the MACC.


Explore local, regional and international art at the MACC


Find concerts, festivals and events galore at the MACC.


We've got fun art classes for all ages and ability levels.


Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center

The Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center (MACC) is Sumner County’s premier arts organization. A nonprofit launched in 2017 and located in Hendersonville, Tenn., the MACC offers art classes and stages world-class art exhibitions in our headquarters at Monthaven Mansion, a spectacular antebellum home built in the 1850s. Once serving as a field hospital during the Civil War, Monthaven’s galleries and halls now exist to create vibrant arts and cultural experiences for people of all ages. Learn more

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  • Exhibitions

    There's art for everyone in our intimate galleries.

  • Events

    MACC events are fun and entertaining. Come to our next one. We'd love to have you.

  • Classes

    Our heart is in art education. Join Us Here.

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center Classes

Being part of the Monthaven Art community has been a blessing and a foundation for my family getting acclimated in the city. 

Mark Weeks



World-Class Exhibitions

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center presents six to eight regional, national and international exhibitions a year. More than 35,000 people annually see these exhibits at no charge. Recent exhibitions have included the ceramic art of Pablo Picasso, the prints of Rembrandt van Rijn, and the original paintings of pop-art icon Peter Max. Our annual Veterans Art Exhibition and James B. Hawkins Sumner County Student Art Show are highly anticipated exhibits. Learn more about our offerings and visit us today.

MACC Events

We Create Lasting Memories

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is Sumner County's creative town square. It's a cultural hub where exciting things are always happening. Annual Events like our Sweet Summer Concert Series, ArtoberFest and Fat Tuesday celebration are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Whether you're a fan of art, music or food, there's something for everybody at the MACC.

Art Classes

Fun Art Offerings for People of All Ages

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center encourages joy in learning. Our classes provide students with a creative outlet, allowing them to indulge their imaginations while developing important artistic skills. Whether you're a beginner or experienced artist, we've got an exciting class for you.

Our experienced art instructors are our greatest asset. Using guided instruction, these talented teachers provide students with the skills and techniques they need to realize their artistic potential. Want to get started? MACC members enjoy a 10-percent discount on all classes. Limited scholarships are available.


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Kaylin Warden

External Affairs Coordinator

Kaylin Warden joined the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center staff in 2024 as External Affairs Coordinator. In this post, she organizes special off-site events and manages the organization’s external communications. She also works with the development department by updating the MACC’s customer relations database, and she assists the executive director in setting up exhibitions. Above all else, Kaylin is passionate about the arts. It comes as no surprise, then, that she is now pursuing a master’s degree in art history. When she’s not at the MACC, you can find her reading her favorite books (especially ones dealing with maritime mysteries), cooking, gardening, playing with her cat and two dogs, and cheering for the Nashville Predators.

Ruth Chase

Regional Arts Director
Ruth Chase is the Regional Arts Director of Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, joining the team in 2023. For Ruth, the job is all about community, bringing people together to uplift and educate artists and art lovers alike. Her role at Monthaven is to strengthen the local artist community and build connections that will enrich Hendersonville and our surrounding communities through art exhibitions, art education, and opportunities for regional artists.
Prior to joining Monthaven, Ruth worked in the arts for over 30 years and is a multimedia artist and graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artistic practice is inquiry-based and engages in community bridge-building. She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles, curated and juried exhibitions, and has taught at the Crocker Art Museum.
Ruth was awarded an Artist-in-Residence for Artist Activating Communities through a grant from the California Arts Council for three consecutive years. Her film Belonging screened at both the 18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival and Wild & Scenic Film Festival. She has received the Legendary Female Artist of Venice award, and she has exhibited in The Crocker Kingsley, the Museum of Northern California Art, and the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute. Ruth also continues her work as a Curatorial Consultant and Art director for the Californian Indigenous Research Project, where she has worked with the local tribe since 2018.