Nashville, Tennessee: Controversial "Musica" StatueNine larger-than-life nudes cavort and float up to 40 feet in the air. At the apex, a naked woman holds aloft a tambourine. Prudish locals howled (and not about the tambourine) but the statues remain.
- Division St., Nashville, TN
- Take the I-40/I-65 downtown exit for Broadway, then head south along the interstate on 14th Ave. It will veer to the right, then turn right on Division St. The sculpture is in the traffic circle at the intersection of Division St. and 16th Ave. S.
Visitor Tips and News About Controversial "Musica" Statue
Can be seen decorated certain times of the year by sneaky locals. Have seen them in Scottish kilts and Nashville predator gear during NHL playoffs.[Al B, 05/04/2011]
Interesting statue but difficult to get a good look. It is in the center of a round about. We had to drive around 4 or 5 times in circles to see it. Also no really good place to park. Maybe a good idea to go when it is not rush hour.[Chris Gemlo, 04/09/2010]
Music Row is alive and well again, thanks to renovations of the old buildings, new restaurants and shops. . .and a very large statue of naked men and women dancing up out of the ground in a flower bed circular drive where 16th and 17th Avenue converge with Demonbraun Steet. Although most Nashvillians believe these bronze dancers would be better served in front of the new Schermehorn Symphony Center near the SoBro District (now under construction) than Music Row, of Country, Gospel and Blue Grass heritage; there it is, everything hanging out for everyone to see and discuss.
The sculpture -- entitled "Musica" -- was created by the same artist who created the Parthenon's magnificient Athena (found in Centennial Park). At least she has a gown. One telling factor in the placement of this latest contribution to Nashville's public art: it was funded by doners who wish to remain anonymous. You bet! Anyway, come back and visit Music Row. It looks great and is enjoying great success with tourists![Lori, 04/04/2004]