About a month ago we saw that the Tennessee State Museum was opening an exhibit on the art and story of Tennessee quilts. I had been wanting to go to the museum since it opened back in October of 2018. When I saw that there was going to be a temporary exhibit running from Feb 8th to July 7th, 2019 on the Art and Story of Tennessee Quilts I knew it was time to go.
The Tennessee State Museum is a large museum in Nashville depicting the history of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The current facility opened on October 4, 2018, at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street at the foot of Capitol Hill by the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The 137,000-square-foot building includes a Tennessee Time Tunnel chronicling the state’s history by leading visitors though the museum’s permanent collection, a hands-on children’s gallery, six rotating galleries, a digital learning center, and a two-story Grand Hall. Exhibitions include significant artifacts related to the state’s history, along with displays of art, furniture, textiles, and photographs produced by Tennesseans. The museum’s Civil War holdings consists of uniforms, battle flags, and weapons. There is no admission charge for visitors.
Museum operations and policies are overseen by the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission, a group of citizens appointed to represent the public interest.
The museum is free, parking is free and right next to the Farmers Market and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall.