KNOXVILLE, Tenn — A new exhibit featuring art from the McClung Museum’s permanent collections of American and European Art opens Saturday, June 14 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
“The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum” will run through August 24, and explores a significant grouping of 19th to 20th century American and European art, which forms the backbone of the museum’s Western Art collections.
Like many university museums, the McClung has been gifted a wide variety of art since it opened its doors fifty years ago. From Matisse to East Tennessee artists, and from nineteenth century society portraits to twentieth century abstract art, these approximately 50 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper reflect collector’s tastes, and how history has shaped culture and art over time.
Several exhibit-related programs are planned. Free family programming includes exhibit-related Family Fun Days on June 21 and Aug. 2, and Stroller Tours for parents, caregivers and young children on July 21 and Aug. 11.
A free lunchtime art short film series, called “Talking Pictures,” will run on June 19, July 17, and Aug. 21, and free Sunday tours of the exhibit will be given on June 29 and July 20. An exhibit-related lecture, “Grand Ambitions: Branson, Krutch, and Early 20th Century Knoxville Painters,” will be presented by Stephen Wicks, Curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art, on June 26 at 6 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium.
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“The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum” is curated by Catherine Shteynberg, and presented by Bennett Galleries and WUOT. Additional support is provided by Knox County, the City of Knoxville and the Arts & Heritage Fund.
The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive on the weekdays. Free parking is available on Circle Park Drive on a first-come, first-served basis on weekends. Additional parking information is available at
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