We are a boutique art services firm based in Nashville, Tennessee, currently providing bespoke and museum-quality art services for clients seeking trusted, consummate professionals. We aim to simplify the organization, installation, packing/crating, and movement of fine art as well as furniture, antiques, and personal collections. With a combined 60 years of expertise, skill, and resources, in the art worlds of New York and Nashville, the Apollo team has unparalleled art service experience in Middle Tennessee.
In 2019, we will expand our services to offer secure, climate-controlled, managed storage in a facility specifically designed for the protection of fine art and furniture — the only facility of its kind in the state.
ABOUT our team
Todd McDaniel is an art logistics professional with more than thirty years’ experience working with some of the world’s foremost museums and galleries, as well as discerning collectors, design professionals, and artists, including fifteen years of direct experience in the Nashville market. Well versed in industry standards for art conservation and exhibition, he specializes in project management and controlling risk, ensuring the physical safety of priceless objects whether in transit, on display, or in short- and long-term storage. Todd’s expertise includes exhibition preparation, installation, and lighting, as well as the coordination and supervision of large production teams and the design and construction of specialized casework and crates. A working artist in his own right, Todd has provided rigorous and comprehensive collections care for various non-profit, corporate, and private clients, including: Museum of Modern Art, New York; the International Center of Photography, NY; the Smithsonian Institute; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne; AIG; Bank of Scotland; Sotheby’s; Troutman Sanders; Jimmy Choo; Sean Connery; Harmony Korine; and Paul McCartney.
Chris Doubler is an art handler and exhibition preparator who specializes in the safe transport and installation of fine art, including: paintings; photographs and works on paper; mirrors; signage; AV/digital installations, furnishings and sculpture. An active presence in Nashville for the better part of two decades, he possesses deep local knowledge as well as expertise in packing and crating methodologies, crafting custom containers for transfer as well as short and long-term storage. Chris has managed multiple teams of handlers, drivers, and contract workers in the execution of installations at locations including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Cheekwood Museum of Art, the Frist Center, and the Tennessee State Capitol, as well as numerous private collections. He is also a skilled graphic designer, adept and conceiving and executing compelling graphics for museum signage and artwork identification devices.
Taylor Linehan is a business executive and collections management expert with more than fifteen years’ experience in the auction and museum worlds in the acquisition, exhibition, and transportation of exceptional works of fine art. Taylor has a strong connection with the Nashville art community, having started her career at Cheekwood Museum of Art. Subsequently, with over a decade of diverse experience at Sotheby’s in New York, Taylor has extensive art business and operational expertise. As a Vice President, Division Director and Business Director at Sotheby’s New York, she oversaw 12 sales departments and 50-60 separate auctions annually. Additionally, she is uniquely skilled in the recruitment and project management of specialized teams, and boasts a wide network of fine art exhibition, storage, and transportation resources stemming from her work managing global traveling exhibitions for Sotheby’s. She is also particularly adept crafting problem-solving strategies while providing white-glove client service catering to highly distinguished clientele.