Monthaven Art and Cultural Center

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center
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Tour Monthaven

Experience the Joy of Art!

Take a tour through Monthaven and immerse yourself in the sheer delight of art. Our gallery is a haven for creative expression, where every brushstroke, sculpture, and installation radiates the joy and passion of artists. Let the vibrant colors, intricate details, and imaginative forms inspire your senses and uplift your spirits. At Monthaven, art isn’t just a sight to behold; it’s a joyful journey waiting to be explored. Come, savor the artistic experience, and let the joy of art fill your heart.

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center stages about a half dozen major art exhibitions a year. Past exhibits have included everything from the ceramic art of Pablo Picasso to the elegant fashion of Princess Diana and the British royal family. 

One of the most rewarding ways to see these exhibitions is through our staff-led and docent-led tours. These tours are available to school groups, senior facilities, and more. 

Admission to our galleries for tour groups is free. The MACC relies on the contributions of its members, donors and friends to provide his gift to the community.

For information, contact Deputy Director Tonya Mirtes at (615) 822-0789 or [email protected]

Witness History told Within Creation!

Embark on an extraordinary journey through time at Monthaven Art Gallery. Our gallery isn’t just a space for art; it’s a captivating window into the past, where history comes alive through the strokes of a brush and the sculptor’s chisel. As you wander our carefully curated collections, you’ll witness history’s rich tapestry told through the eyes of talented artists. Each piece is a chapter, a reflection, and a testament to the moments, movements, and milestones that have shaped our world. From evocative paintings that capture the spirit of bygone eras to contemporary works that challenge the boundaries of artistic expression, at Monthaven, you’ll not only view art but also step into the intricate, beautiful narratives of history itself. Come, explore, and let the art speak to you, whispering the secrets of history’s enduring relevance.

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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.