The Collection at Bobby

by Tinney Contemporary

Bobby has always been more than just a hotel. Centered in Nashville’s downtown “Arts District,” it only makes sense to add some conversation to these wood-paneled walls. 

In partnership with Tinney Contemporary, Nashville’s premier art gallery, Bobby is hosting The Collection at Bobby, a quarterly rotating art exhibition featuring local, regional, and national contemporary artists around collected themes and conversations.

When at Bobby, you’re free to explore every corner, and if you’d like a guided walk accompanied with a little “hair of the dog,” give us a call. 

All pieces are available for purchase. To inquire, please email: thecollection@bobbyhotel.com

Tinney Contemporary is proud to present BASH, a celebratory group exhibition in collaboration with The Collection at Bobby Hotel.

In commemoration of Bobby Hotel’s fifth birthday, the exhibition is a visual manifestation of revelry, bringing together works that are energetic, colorful, and dynamic. BASH is art-exhibition-as-birthday-party, a cathartic outburst, confetti and fireworks, the pop of champagne and clinking of glasses, the woozy neon glow of the city at night.

Consistent with The Collection at Bobby Hotel’s budding reputation as an elevated space to experience artwork, the exhibition emphasizes a formal optimism: the potency of vibrant colors, the importance of art-making, and the inherent value in crafting bright, thoughtful spaces.

Happy Birthday, Bobby!



Susan Tinney, owner of Tinney Contemporary, got her start in the art world in a circuitous way. Having been raised around artists and creative people, she naturally gravitated in that direction. However, her love of all things science drove her toward a career in the Biotech industry, where she enjoyed a long and interesting path. With one foot in science but her heart in the art world, Susan began holding pop-up art exhibits, where she made a name for herself in Nashville’s growing art scene.

When a visionary developer floated the idea of anchoring the newly renovated historic Kress Building with an art gallery, Susan decided it was time to make a concrete investment in her passion and purchased the ground floor to start a gallery. Tinney Contemporary opened their doors to the public in August 2006. Tinney and two former galleries started the Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl on Tinney Contemporary’s opening night, where, according to Susan, approximately 160 art crawls have been held to date.

Joshua Edward Bennett is a fine artist, a designer, a musician, a husband, and a father. He received his MFA from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, in 2019 with a concentration in digital arts and his BFA in painting and drawing in 2006 at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN.

At Tinney Contemporary, Joshua utilizes his extensive experience in the art world by managing the operation and curating exhibitions for the gallery. Additionally, he brings his unique curatorial perspective to the program The Collection at Bobby. Since moving to Nashville from New Orleans in 2020, Joshua has enjoyed hiking, camping, and spending more time with family and friends in Tennessee.


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