Edmondson Park features three public artworks:
Road to the Mountaintop by Thornton Dial
Supported by the Ancestors by Lonnie Holley
The Gathering by artist Sherri Warner Hunter
In honor of Nashville native William Edmondson (1874-1951), a self-taught artist and the first African-American to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Metro Arts commissioned two internationally-known self-taught artists, Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley, to create site-specific public artworks for Edmondson Park.
The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) led the revitalization of the park. The park design incorporates ideas developed during the Design Your Neighborhood project initiated by the Nashville Civic Design Center, which invited youth from the community to reimagine the park space.
Created in 2001 by Sherri Warner Hunter, The Gathering was completed in collaboration with students and staff from the Oasis Center and community volunteers. In 2013 the Oasis Center donated the sculpture to the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and relocated to Edmondson Park in 2014.
Download the Edmondson Park Brochure