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Edmondson Park

Edmondson Park Rendering

The following artists are creating site-specific work for Edmondson Park:
Thornton Dial
Lonnie Holley

In 2011 the Metropolitan Development and Housing authority (MDHA) contracted with Hawkins Design Partners to restore Edmondson Park. The park’s namesake, William Edmondson was a self-taught artist born and raised in Nashville, TN. In 1937 Edmondson became the first African-American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. In honor of Edmondson’s legacy, the Metro Nashville Arts Commission is commissioning two self-taught, regional artists to create site specific work(s) to be located in Edmondson Park. The artwork will be installed summer 2014.

Community Engagement

lonnie holley

Metro Arts has worked with the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation at Lipscomb University and a team of talented Metro Public School teachers to develop Revitalized! Common Core Instructional Strategies as Experienced through Lessons in Nashville's Edmondson Park. The lessons developed by the teacher cadre can be found at the links below. Please contact us to let us know how you've utilized these resources. We'd love to hear from you!

Middle School Art

Middle School ELA

Middle School Math

Middle School Social Studies

High School Art

High School ELA

High School Math

High School Science

High School Social Studies

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Lonnie Holley's Artist-in-Residence Workshops

Edmondson Park’s Lonnie Holley artist-in-residence workshops

Workshop Images


Funded in part by:

Tennessee Arts Commission