Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art turns 50 this January!

“Cheekwood is thrilled to be able to celebrate our golden anniversary with the public at our original 50-cent admission price during the month of January, and we hope everyone will enjoy visiting our Botanical Garden and Museum of Art,” says Jack Becker, Ph.D., Cheekwood’s President and CEO.  Cheekwood’s 55-acre botanical gardens and art museum will mark its golden anniversary by welcoming visitors with the original admission fee from the year 1960. A January visit will present Cheekwood guests their last chance to catch two exhibitions. From Washington to Warhol: Americana Redefined showcases artwork from Cheekwood’s permanent collection alongside loaned works. Presenting a glimpse of evolving America through the eyes of artists, this exhibit closes on January 3. Dichos: Words to Live, Love and Laugh by in Latin American Culture celebrates an endangered tradition. Dichos refers to the hand-painted epigrams inscribed on vehicles by truck and bus drivers throughout Latin American countries. The exhibit, a traveling show curated by the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA), will be on display until January 17. Cheekwood will also continue to host its ongoing exhibition The Matilda Geddings Gray Collection of Fabergé. Visitors will enjoy a world-class collection of Fabergé decorative arts, including three Russian Imperial Easter eggs. The show includes 57 rare and original treasures of Fabergé handiwork. Becker enthuses, “During the winter, there’s more happening at Cheekwood than you might think: evergreens, flowering apricots in the Japanese Garden, birds and other wildlife enjoying abundant berries, pansies, violas, and the brilliant reds and yellows of twig dogwoods. We have pieces from our Permanent Collection on display in the museum, and photography and video art are exhibited in contemporary galleries.” www.cheekwood.org

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