9 episodes

MACC Talk is the official podcast of the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center. Each episode spotlights a different artist or musician featured at our jewel-box art museum.

MACC Talk at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center John Pitcher

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MACC Talk is the official podcast of the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center. Each episode spotlights a different artist or musician featured at our jewel-box art museum.

    Kem Hinton: Celebrating Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall

    Kem Hinton: Celebrating Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall

    Nashville is known around the world as Music City. But it’s also known as “The Athens of the South.” That nickname is partly due to the city’s glorious state capitol building, famously created in Greek revival style. Kem Hinton knows a thing or two about Nashville architecture. He’s lead designer of Tennessee’s celebrated Bicentennial Mall, a magnificent 19-acre park located north of the capitol. In this episode, he gives us the story behind Tennessee’s crowning architectural achievement.

    • 29 min
    Val Adams: Monthaven’s “Heavy” Metal Sculptor

    Val Adams: Monthaven’s “Heavy” Metal Sculptor

    Valentine Adams is Nashville’s premier metal sculptor. A retired U.S. Air Force captain, Adams is one of Monthaven’s healing arts facilitators. His “blue collar” art serves as a tribute to a time when American workers forged durable goods.

    • 59 min
    Thompson Mayes: Why Old Places Matter

    Thompson Mayes: Why Old Places Matter

    Thompson Mayes, vice president and general counsel of the National Trust for Historic Places, paid a recent visit to Sumner County. Author of the important book Why Old Places Matter, Mayes explains why old places like Monthaven should matter to all of us.

    • 36 min
    A Johnny Cash Redemption

    A Johnny Cash Redemption

    The exhibition 1968: A Folsom Redemption is on display at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center through May 25. Gene Beley, the journalist who attended the 1968 Folsom concert with Johnny Cash, provides a first-hand account of that historic event.

    • 29 min
    Healing Power of the Arts at Monthaven

    Healing Power of the Arts at Monthaven

    In this episode, we talk with MACC Healing Arts Coordinator Sarah Huffman. She explains how Monthaven uses the arts to empower adults, teens, and military veterans suffering from trauma.

    • 36 min
    Michael McBride: Master Illustrator

    Michael McBride: Master Illustrator

    Artist Michael McBride discusses the fine art of illustrating children's books. His exhibit, Color, Culture and Children, is on display at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center through March 24, 2024.

    • 38 min

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