Free Public Events


The Tennessee Arts Academy offers many events that are free and open to the public. The complete event schedule will be listed below in late June or early July. You will also find additional information about all Academy events throughout the TAA website. Please contact the TAA office at 615-460-5451 or by email at taa@belmont.edu if you have questions or desire further information.


2017 Tennessee Arts Academy


Schedule of Special Events


All Events Listed Below Are Free and Open to the Public


 

The Tennessee Arts Academy offers many events that are free and open to the public. They are listed below. You may find additional information about these events throughout the TAA website. Please contact the TAA office at 615-460-5451 or by email at taa@belmont.edu if you have questions or desire further information.

 

Sunday, July 9, 2017


4:00 – 5:30 PM

OVERTURE

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

 

PERFORMANCE

The 5 Browns

Piano Concert: One Family, Five Pianos


The 5 Browns appearance is made possible by generous gifts from Chuck Blackburn; Brandon Herrenbruck; Kem 
Hinton; Jim Holcomb; Sara Savell, in memory of Las Savell; Steinway Piano Gallery; and Hope and Howard Stringer

 

Monday, July 10, 2017


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM   

PERFORMANCE

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

New Ballet Ensemble

Anansi and the Sky God

                                                                      

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM   

MUSINGS 
Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Christine Brewer

Opera Singer

 

The presentation by Christine Brewer is generously sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners


 

4:30 – 6:30 PM

ART EXHIBITION OPENING AND RECEPTION

Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

Dorothy Gillespie at Belmont: Twenty Years Later

From the Radford University Art Museum Collection

May 29–September 1, 2017

 

5:15 PM

Artist Talk with Steve Arbury

Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

 

Dorothy Gillespie at Belmont: Twenty Years Later, From the Radford University Art Museum Collection is co-sponsored by the Belmont University Department of Art and supported by generous gifts from the Belmont University Department of Art, Cavit Cheshier, Solie Fott, the Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation, Gary Israel, and Ann and Robert Wolfe.

                                                                                                                            

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


1:20 PM – 2:15 PM   

MUSINGS 

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Robert Mankoff

Cartoonist, Cartoon Editor and Author

 

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM   

TAA ART EXHIBITION OPENINGS, ART CRAWL AND RECEPTIONS


featuring

Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition

Gallery 121 in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

June 26, 2017 – August 11, 2017

 

Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition


Lobby Gallery in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

June 26, 2017 – August 11, 2017

 

Dorothy Gillespie at Belmont: Twenty Years Later

From the Radford University Art Museum Collection

Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

 

Belmont Mansion Tours, Dulcimer Concert, High Tea and Reception

Belmont Mansion

1700 Acklen Avenue on the Belmont Campus

 

Gallery of Iconic Guitars Museum

First Floor in the Lila D. Bunch Library

                                                                                   

6:00 PM

STUDENT & TEACHER ARTIST RECOGNITION CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Lobby Gallery in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

 

The Best of the Best and Connections art exhibitions are co-sponsored by the Tennessee Art Education Association. Additional support is provided by SunTrust Foundation.

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

TENNESSEE ARTS ACADEMY VISITORS’ DAY

Visitors are welcome to attend classes and activities throughout the day.

(Register in the lobby of the Massey Performing Arts Center to receive a nametag.)

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM   

PERFORMANCE

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Tennessee Shakespeare Company

Speak What We Feel: Shakespeare’s Radical Response to a Radical Time

 

The presentation by Tennessee Shakespeare Company is generously sponsored by Pat and Thane Smith.

 

1:20 PM – 2:15PM    

MUSINGS 

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Christopher Durang

Tony Award Winning Playwright

 

The presentation by Christopher Durang is generously sponsored by Tennessee Book Company.

 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

11:20 AM – 11:50 PM   


PERFORMANCE

McAfee Concert Hall

Inversion Vocal EnsembleVocal Ensemble

 

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

TENNESSEE ARTS ACADEMY VENDOR FAIR

Beaman Student Life Center

The Vendor Fair will offer display booths from leading music, theatre and visual art

vendors and arts-related organizations.

                                                                          

1:15 PM – 2:05 PM   

MUSINGS 

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Bryce Pinkham

Broadway Musical Theatre Performer

 

The appearance of Bryce Pinkham throughout the Academy week is made possible by a generous gift from Pat and Thane Smith.