44. Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp


John Mellencamp, as in John “Cougar” Mellencamp, is not only a musical artist but a visual artist as well. And his first museum exhibition, Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp, can be seen right here in Music City at the Tennessee State Museum. The exhibition features 49 paintings, spanning four decades of work. Some describe his work as being similar to the dark paintings of German Expressionists. You’ll have to see it to really get it. But, you’re in luck! The Tennessee State Museum is totally free to get in. They’re open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm and the exhibit runs through June 10. Whether or not you still sing along to “Jack & Diane” when it comes on the radio, this exhibit will make you think, put you in awe and show you another side of the artist you never knew. (It might also put “Hurts So Good” in your head for the rest of the day.)

http://www.tnmuseum.org/custpage.cfm/frm/45804/sec_id/45804

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One response to “44. Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp

  1. Wow! How amazing! I’m wondering if musical talent goes hand in hand with painting… Tony Bennett paints (love his NYC paintings!) Ronnie Wood (The Stones) paints…

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