UT has loaned its historic Greenwood Mural to the Knoxville Museum of Art. The News Sentinel recently featured the news in this article. The painting is the work of celebrated muralist Marion Greenwood. She painted it while she was a visiting professor at UT from 1954 to 1955.
Greenwood Mural News
UT’s historic Greenwood Mural has found a long-term home and will continue to be displayed publicly, thanks to an agreement with the Knoxville Museum of Art.
The twenty-eight-foot historic mural that has survived controversy, vandalism, and an impending demolition of its longtime home will be featured in an exhibit that opens June 6 at UT’s Downtown Gallery. The History of Tennessee painting will be on display along with eighteen other works by celebrated muralist Marion Greenwood. The summer exhibit will be available during three First Friday celebrations downtown and during the Downtown Gallery’s normal operating hours.
Architectural art experts are beginning the delicate work of removing the historic Greenwood mural from the ballroom of the University Center. The mural must be removed because the existing portion of the University Center will be demolished as construction continues on the new, much larger Student Union.
Architectural art experts are beginning the delicate work of removing the historic Greenwood mural from the ballroom of the University Center. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the mural.