Monthaven’s Master in Clay Exhibit Caps off a Great Year in Hendersonville

2019 has been a very good year for Hendersonville.

Steady business growth, expanding tourism, new neighborhoods and outstanding educational opportunities have continued to make us all proud to live in the 37075.

No doubt about it, Hendersonville has truly come into its own during the year of its 50th anniversary.

One of the biggest coups of the year was the arrival of the Picasso: Master in Clay exhibit at the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center.

Authentic works from Pablo Picasso were on display in Hendersonville from Aug. 18 through Oct. 27. Almost 10,000 visitors from across the state traveled to Hendersonville for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view more than 60 ceramic pieces and numerous etchings crafted by the master artisan.

The priceless exhibit was on loan to Monthaven from the prestigious Park West Gallery in Southfield, Michigan. Along with multiple paintings by Picasso contemporary Marcel Mouly, the Master in Clay display helped cement Hendersonville’s growing cultural reputation.

Just think, 2019 brought us the new Grand Plaza at the Streets of Indian Lake, the Freedom Festival, SumnerFest and Picasso.

I can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring to our City by the Lake.

Happy Holidays,




Rick Murray, Hendersonville Lifestyle Editorial Coordinator