Museum 10AM to 5PM. Tues. thru Sat. & 1PM to 5PM Sun. | Office 9AM - 5PM M thru F

BIRTH: A Father and Son Journey


Christian Calvin had spent his entire career in retail. At 43 the business sold and he started tapping into his creativity. He painted on canvases, cardboard, cereal boxes- anything he could get his hands on. He has had many early successes and attention on his art by his local community with purchases and donation requests coming in frequently. Calvin now displays his work in the Calvin Gallery located at 811 Meadowlark Lane in Goodlettsville, Tenn.


Brownie Calvin owned and operated a successful retail chain for 31 years in Nashville Tennessee. After he sold the business, he started creating his “CALBOTS”~ robots made from found objects, old parts and metal. Brownie has re-invigorated his childhood artistic ability as a form of therapy and a way to continue the bond with his son, Christian. Father and son worked together for 30 years and continue that tradition by working side by side daily creating art.

Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 18th from 6-9pm


Saturday, June 18th – July 24th

 Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.

Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center

The Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is home to Historic Monthaven Mansion. Circa 1863, Monthaven is nestled in beautiful, Sumner County.

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

Join us and attend any of our art openings and exhibits and participate in our many art classes for adults and children.  Or, discover how you can reserve this beautiful piece of Tennessee History for your next event and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday thru Saturday: 10AM to 5PM
Sunday: 1PM to 5PM

Monday thru Friday 9AM – 5PM

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