‘Retro Metro’ celebrates Nashville’s cultural past

retroNashville celebrates its 50th Anniversary as a consolidated government this year, and Metro Arts is celebrating with Retro Metro, an exhibition that offers a glimpse of the city’s arts and culture scene at that time. Playbills, posters, photographs, and other ephemera from the vaults of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, Circle Players, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Historic RCA Studio B , Nashville Children’s Theatre and Nashville Symphony will be on display. A curated SoundCloud playlist will also be available for guests to listen to RCA Studio B and Nashville Symphony recordings from their smart phones.

The show opens on March 15 with a gallery chat and community discussion from 2 to 4 p.m. led by Metro Arts executive director Jennifer Cole, Anne Brown (The Arts Company), and Paul Polycarpou (Nashville Arts Magazine), who will discuss the history of arts and culture in Nashville and its future potential. The exhibit will be on display through April 26.

Fulfilling our mission to stimulate and advance the arts and to showcase the work of undiscovered and under-represented artists, the Metro Arts Gallery hosts exhibitions year-round in its high-vaulted, light-filled corridor. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: The Metro Arts Gallery is located on the 4th Floor of the Metro Office Building at 800 2nd Ave S. Please bring a valid ID to check in with security. Click here for directions.


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