As long-time Nashville residents and art historians, Sara Lee Burd and Jennifer Richardson are ready to share what they love most about Nashville’s visual arts scene. We hold close contacts with local arts businesses and artists, which makes our tours of galleries, public art, museums, and gardens unique and personal. Our curated experiences provide opportunities for appreciating and making art in Nashville. We want to show off our art and community!
Sara Lee Burd
Sara Lee Burd writes, consults, and curates in the visual arts. She is driven to encourage participation and interest in the arts. Previously the Executive Editor and Online Editor of Nashville Arts Magazine, she has deep ties to the art community. Exploring art through writing, she has published articles in The Scene, Nashville Arts Magazine, Number, Huffington Post, Burnaway, and Vanderbilt University’s Afro-Hispanic Review. She also writes museum catalogue essays. Sara has taught art history at the university level, moderated and participated in panel discussions, and hosted gallery talks with artists. She has also served as juror for museum and gallery exhibitions. Earning both a Masters in Art History from Vanderbilt University and her Bachelors in Art History from The University of Georgia, she has also deepened her expertise with art by visiting art fairs, museums, and galleries around the world. When not engaging with the arts in Nashville, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband Andrew and traveling.
Jennifer Richardson connects people to the arts through creating, teaching, and experiencing art in person. She taught at The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville for over a decade, introducing 1,000s of college students to art from the Prehistoric period through the present day. Her classes often took field trips to experience the art and architecture of Nashville in person. Jennifer also arranged talks with local artists, gallery directors, and curators for her class. She currently teaches art history online and through various co-ops. Jennifer created Golden House Studio to provide art lessons to her local community, Montessori schools, and homeschool co-ops. Her lessons combine hands-on creativity with art history for the richest experience possible. Jennifer also creates large chalk murals for Murfreesboro’s annual Jazz Fest and Nashville Chalk Fest. Previously, Jennifer was the Art Education Coordinator for Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts where she curated art exhibits, classes, and events. Prior to that she was a Fine Art Specialist for Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers near Washington, DC. While living in the nation’s capital she earned her M.A. in Art History at George Washington University and interned with The Smithsonian Associates where she coordinated programs to bring Smithsonian teaching artists into school across the country.