"Rock of Ages: East Tennessee's Marble Industry" Reception & Exhibtion Opening
Knoxville, TN 37902
East Tennessee marble is prized the world over. Rock of Ages: East Tennessee’s Marble Industry, a new exhibition by the East Tennessee Historical Society, offers a first-time look into the industry that launched the rock’s fame and crowned Knoxville as the Marble City. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, November 19, at the Museum of East Tennessee History. The public opening of the exhibition begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18, with light refreshments and remarks. Following the exhibition opening will be a special showing of “Quarry Project—Tennessee,” an exterior projection by artists Kate Katomski and Judd Mulkerin at 7:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art.
The exhibition by the East Tennessee Historical Society with guest curator Susan Knowles is made possible through a collaboration with the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation and is sponsored by Pilot Flying J with support by East Tennessee PBS, TDS Exhibits, and the Tennessee Marble Company. The exhibit is on view at the Museum of East Tennessee History through April 30, 2017.
- November 19, 2016 - April 30, 2017
- Recurring daily
- Location: 601 S. Gay Street, East Tennessee History Center, TN
- Phone: (865) 215-8824
- Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
- Price: Free