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Admission to exhibitions at the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is free. To continue offering this gift to the community, the MACC depends on the support of our members, donors and friends. Share the MACC’s message and become a member today.
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Exhibitions at the MACC are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
With few exceptions, art exhibitions at Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center are completely free to the public. Goodwill donations are accepted, and all funds are used to support the MACC’s arts education and outreach activities.
The MACC is deeply committed to making its exhibitions, art classes and programs as accessible as possible. Our galleries and classrooms, however, are located in a historic, 19th-century home, so some parts of the house may present challenges to people in wheelchairs, children in strollers, and to visitors who have difficulty with mobility. Our parking lot does offer space for people with mobility challenges, and there is a ramp at the building’s west entrance.
You wouldn’t normally expect to find major exhibitions featuring the artwork of Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso and Peter Max at a small art museum in Sumner County. But the MACC routinely presents such exhibits and more, thanks to its extensive network of donors, sponsors and partners. The MACC is grateful to the Park West Gallery, Booth Western Art Museum, CreatiVets, and other organizations for providing our visitors with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to see the world’s greatest art in Monthaven’s intimate gallery space.
Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries. Thanks to its amazing partners, sponsors and donors, the MACC routinely exhibits works by some of the world’s greatest artists. The MACC takes great care to protect these works for the benefit of art lovers everywhere.
Visitors to Monthaven are always allowed to take photos of artworks from the MACC’s permanent collection. For artworks on loan, the MACC will need to secure permission from the lenders for photos to be taken. We will post notice of restrictions, if any. Taking personal photos outside historic Monthaven is welcome and encouraged.
Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is your cultural town square. As a member, you are a pillar of this creative community. Becoming a MACC member is easy. Just go to the “Support” menu on our homepage, click “Member,” pick the membership level that best suits your needs, and join. You can also contact Development Director Celeste Davidson directly at (615) 822-0789.
MACC members receive discounts for art classes as well as for items in our gift shop. They also receive our newsletter, invitations to free lunch-and-learn events, and recognition for their contribution to the arts at Monthaven.
As Sumner County’s cultural town square, the MACC is always looking for enthusiastic members of our community to help with activities, events and general upkeep of the center’s historic home. To volunteer, please call us at (615) 822-0789 or email [email protected].
Our volunteer docents play a crucial role at the MACC. For many visitors, docents are the first point of contact with our institution. They are our cultural ambassadors. Consequently, our docents attend regular training sessions to familiarize them with the art. If you would like to become a MACC docent, please call us at (615) 822-0789 or email [email protected]..
Most of the items for sale in the MACC gift shop are made by local artists and artisans. If you would like to offer your art of craft through our gift shop, please call us at (615) 822-0789 or email [email protected].
The MACC has a long-standing commitment to showcasing the works of Tennessee artists. Jairo Prado, Paul Harmon, Valentine Adams, David Wright, Chuck Creasy, and Brownie and Christian Calvin are just some of the Tennessee artists whose works have been featured at the MACC. Local artists interested in displaying their works at Monthaven should submit a portfolio of the their work along with a letter of inquiry to Executive Director Cheryl Strichik at [email protected].