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Our History

Over a century ago, Samuel Watkins, a former bond servant and self-educated Nashville businessman, envisioned an accessible school that would strengthen the city with free lectures and classes. His hopes were finally realized with the construction of Watkins Institute on his property in 1885. From these humble beginnings evolved one of the finest community-oriented art education facilities in the Mid-South.

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Nashville

Located along the Cumberland River, Nashville is a crossroads of American culture and is a vibrant place for artists, designers and Filmmakers to live and work. Check it out!

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Alumni

Watkins alumni live and work all over the country. Check out where they are and what they are doing.

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Supporting Watkins

Interested in supporting the arts in a meaningful way that is tax deductible?  There are many ways to get involved by giving to Watkins.

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Fast Facts

What degrees are offered? How many students attend? You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Get the low down on all things Watkins in our Fast Facts section.

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