McClung Museum Hosts Family Programs on Buddhist Art

Families are invited to enjoy free family programming on Buddhist art related to the current exhibition, Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, throughout November at the McClung Museum.

The museum will host a Stroller Tour and activity from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 9. This program will focus on the artistic process behind the Tibetan sculptures on view, and visitors will be invited to make a take-home clay figurine.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary and are first-come, first-served. Online registration is preferred. Participants also may call 865-974-2144 to make a reservation.

Family Fun Day will be held 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21. The tour will look at the traditions of Buddhist sculpture and painting. No reservation is required for this event, which is free and open to all.

The Embodying Enlightenment exhibition, which runs through January 3, 2016, explores the rich history of Buddhist art from the Himalayas spanning the eighth century to the present.

The McClung Museum is at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking kiosk at the entrance to Circle Park Drive during the week. Free parking is available on the weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line.

CONTACT:

Debbie Woodiel (865-974-2144, woodield@utk.edu)

Leslie Chang Jantz (865-974-2144, lchangja@utk.edu)