Set in Hendersonville’s historic antebellum mansion, Monthaven, the exhibition Women of Abstraction features nearly one hundred abstract works of art by six of Nashville’s most notable abstract artists. Curated by Sue Mulcahy, the show includes works by Beth Boquel, Jane Braddock, Carol Mode, Sue Mulcahy, Eva Sochorova, and Doris Wasserman.

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Jane Braddock, INDIA, Acrylic and metallic leaf on canvas, 60” x 60”

Daniel Titcomb, Executive Director of Hendersonville Arts Council, which is located at the mansion, spoke about the development of this unique show. “Sue Mulcahy and I were talking about ideas for a show, and I mentioned to her that we had never had an exhibit of abstract art at Monthaven. She volunteered to get some artists together for a show, and she was willing to work around my theme of abstract art being done by women in the Nashville area. The artists in the show come from various backgrounds, and a couple of them are still teaching.”

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Sue Mulcahy, Storm, 2014, Charcoal on paper, 38” x 42”

Monthaven has five large parlors, so five of the woman have their own space in which to exhibit. Mulcahy’s art hangs in the grand hallway. Visitors can delight in viewing a variety of modern-style art juxtaposed with the historic Federal-style mansion. The spacious setting invites viewers to pause and contemplate the art and history surrounding them.

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Carol Mode, C to Shining Sea, Acrylic on canvas, 50” x 40”

Women of Abstraction is on view through January 9 at Monthaven in Hendersonville. For more information, visit

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