Monthaven Art and Cultural Center

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center
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Visit Us

Come Visit Us

Make It A Day At Monthaven

Enjoy our galleries and visit them often. 

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. 


1017 Antebellum Circle
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


(615) 822-0789

There's always something to do at Monthaven!

Tour Monthaven

One of the most rewarding ways to see these exhibitions is through our staff-led and docent-led tours


The MACC stages about a half dozen major art exhibitions a year. See what's going on today!


Monthaven holds events throughout the year, including popular concerts and festivals. Visit our Event page.

Art Classes for All Ages

From children to adults, our art classes are for everyone. Led by professional instructors.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not listed below, please send us a message via our Contact Page or call us at (615) 822-0789

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].

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.