by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 10, 2017
The 124-room 21c Hotel Nashville has debuted in the Music City, near Printer's Row. The 21c Museum Hotels property offers 10,500 square feet of contemporary art-exhibition space, which doubles as meeting and event space; the boutique hotel also has a spa.
 
21c Nashville will present rotating art exhibitions, site-specific installations and a full roster of cultural programming, reflecting the company's practice of supporting and exhibiting new work by established and emerging artists. Among them are electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, whose Bilateral Time Slicer Intermix, 2017, uses facial-recognition software to record an image of each viewer who passes by a screen.
 
Other offerings include Gray and Dudley restaurant, which has two private dining rooms; each can accommodate 12 guests. The opening art exhibition at Gray & Dudley, Menagerie, features the work of Beth Cavener Stichter, as well as animal imagery by photographers Rodney Batista, Laura Lee Brown, Tim Flach and Anthony Goicolea. 
 
"We have had our sights set on Nashville for quite some time, and are excited to bring 21c to Music City," said Steve Wilson, founder and CEO of 21c Museum Hotels. "With such a robust and exciting art and music scene, we felt the destination matched perfectly with our brand ethos, and we look forward to contributing to the area's thriving cultural landscape."