McClung Museum Hosts All That Glitters Gilded Age Party August 17

UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host All That Glitters, a Gilded Age–themed party, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 17.

All That Glitters event attendees will enjoy period-appropriate appetizers provided by Holly’s Eventful Dining, cocktail creations by Libacious and Knox Whiskey Works, live music by Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, mini-tours of the exhibition by its curator, Cat Shteynberg, and vintage table-styling demos with Rebecca Ridner of the Hive assisted by Megan Stair.

Tickets are $50 per person for museum members and $60 for nonmembers, and may be purchased online at or by phone at 865-974-2144. Nonmembers who purchase two or more tickets will receive one individual or household membership per purchase. Information about museum membership is available on the museum website. Event proceeds and museum memberships benefit the museum’s free educational programming for schoolchildren, families, and the community.

Complimentary after-hours parking will be available on campus in Circle Park and in the C-8 commuter lot beginning at 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age explores the seemingly superficial personal and household objects consumed during the American Gilded Age (1870–1900), and how they were visible and powerful symbols of wealth, power, and social class. The exhibition is presented by  Home Federal Bank, the Henley and Peggy Tate Museum Fund, and Clarence Brown Theatre. Additional support is provided by Knox County, the City of Knoxville, and the Arts and 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. Groups may schedule tours by calling 865-974-2144 or emailing museum@utk.edu.

Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information booth at the entrance to Circle Park Drive on weekdays by request. Free parking is available on Circle Park Drive on a first-come, first-served basis on weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is also available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line. 

CONTACT:

Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921, cshteynb@utk.edu)

Stacy Palado (865-974-2143, spalado@utk.edu)