WELCOME BACK TO THE MACC!
We are excited to open the doors to the MACC May 16, 2020, with the longest-running art exhibition in Sumner County – The James B. Hawkins Student Art Show!!
Watch our video for a message of inspiration from Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, CEO, Cheryl Johnson Strichik.
WE CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU!
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE OUT OF CONSIDERATION DUE TO CURRENT EVENTS The longest-running art exhibitions in Sumner County will now bear the name…
From helicopters and hand grenades to watercolors and canvas VIETNAM: 2 SOLDIERS, 2 ARTISTS, 2 JOURNEYS THEN AND NOW is the story of two brave soldiers…
Current and Upcoming Events
- 31 May, 20Upcoming
In February 2020, life as we know it came to an abrupt halt. Schools closed, businesses closed, and museums closed as city leaders ask citizens…20 Jun, 20Upcoming
Join master watercolorist TODD SAAL Saturday, June 20 from 2-5 PM at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center. Saal frequently paints rural and urban subject matters…
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!
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!
VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS
The MACC has a variety of year-round internship and volunteer programs available for students of all ages.
Our beautiful historic home and grounds is the ideal location to host your wedding or special private event.
- 25 Jan, 20Past
Home. Heart. Heritage. Historical Art Workshops & Quilt Program Come celebrate Black History Month at the MACC and experience the art of quilt making! Lead…12 May, 19Past
In art, few will ever know the extent to which their art touches the world and the impact their talent will have. Yet, one family…28 Apr, 19Past
Monthaven Arts Society Artists’ Reception – CHEATING COMPLACENCY: A riot of color, wild ideas, and dreams
The Monthaven Arts Society has set goals to promote the arts on a local level and to support and encourage the artistic growth in its…
What our visitors have to say about their experience
A lovely artistic venue filled with local talent. Made me happy, and worth the drive.Sheena A.
Top notch Arts education facility in Hendersonville. Fully vetted, professional, licensed instructors in a unique 200 year old historic mansion.Daniel T.
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.
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.