Dear Friends of the MACC,

As we continue to maneuver through these uncharted waters we have all found ourselves in, please know the well-being of our students, teachers, and visitors is always our utmost priority. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will follow our local authorities, as well as our Governor and the CDC’s recommendations.

The MACC will remain closed at this time and we are monitoring daily when we can resume opening to the public. As of today, our after-school art classes and homeschool classes will start on Monday, April 27th.

The James B. Hawkins Sumner County Student Art Show is now scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd thru Sunday, May 17th. The Romero Britto exhibit scheduled for May is now being rescheduled for Fall 2020.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much we miss your faces. We miss our visitors, students, artists, and tourists. Our galleries are sad without you.

Continue to be healthy and we look forward to brighter days ahead very soon! Until then we hope you can find a way to COLOR YOUR WORLD!

Stay Healthy,

Cheryl Strichik
Executive Director

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Current and Upcoming Events


Art Programs and Summer Camps at The MACC! Children and adults of all ages enjoy classes from Water Colors to Anime Drawing and Clay Sculpting taught by local professionals! Our Summer Arts Camps focus on enrichment, exposure, and experience in visual arts and fine arts. Members of The MACC enjoy a members-only discount. Discover more and register today!

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We want you to be part of The MACC Experience! Enjoy its history, arts movement, and events and classes for children and adults. Engage with us in a collective effort to maintain the historic home, build upon the energy that is the museum's acclaimed art exhibits, and participate in exclusive events. Discover more and become a member today!

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Our Venue

The Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center (The MACC) is Sumner County’s first arts museum of its kind and is an inspiring addition to the Greater Nashville’s Arts and Museums community.

Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret local and regional art, and present exhibits of regional, national and international importance. History, arts, education, and community will remain an ever-present commitment to the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center.

The MACC is located in the beautiful historic mansion on Gallatin Road in Hendersonville. Formerly known as Hendersonville Arts Council, it is being transformed into a magnificent art gallery and museum, and is set to become a destination in the region for those interested in the visual and performing arts.

Monthaven was originally part of 640 acres granted to Henry Rule for service in the Revolutionary War. Built in the early 1800s and used as a Civil War field hospital, the mansion was named Liberty Hall when LB Fite took up residence after the war. In 1936, it was bought by Nashville businessman Mont Bliss Comer, becoming his “getaway” and quickly coined “Monts Haven.” After Mont’s death, his family remained in the mansion and sold it in the late 1980s to a development company who deeded the mansion to the city of Hendersonville to be used for the arts.

By April 2017, The MACC had new goals of presenting special exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists, continuing to grow the arts education programs, and maintaining the museum’s rich history and heritage.

Today Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center exists to create a vibrant art, educational, and cultural experience for people of all ages and to maintain Monthaven as a Historical Landmark.

With a new vision and re-branding on the horizon, The MACC is on the fast-track towards success of becoming Middle Tennessee’s premier gallery and museum destination.

Support the Arts TN License Place

Proudly show your support for the arts when you purchase an Arts Specialty License Plate. A portion of the proceeds helps to fund the Tennessee Arts Commission’s grant opportunities which support arts venues and programs, including Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center.  To purchase yours CLICK HERE.