McClung Museum News

McClung Museum Hosts Free Family Events, Tours and Films in July

Museum lovers, families with children, and other community members are invited to explore and enjoy a variety of free events this month at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The activities kick off Saturday, July 12, with a Family Fun Day featuring the exhibit Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Family Fun Day on Art Exhibit on June 21

UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer a free family fun day to showcase portraits from the temporary exhibit The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum on Saturday, June 21. The 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. event will take place in the exhibit gallery and the museum’s lobby. The family fun day will include educational activities focused on the exhibit, and children can make an exhibit-inspired craft to take home.

New American and European Art Exhibit Opens at McClung Museum June 14

La Rochelle, painted in 1914 by Georges Charpentier

A new exhibit featuring works from the permanent collections of American and European art at McClung Museum opens Saturday, June 14. The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum explores a significant grouping of nineteenth to twentieth century American and European art that forms the backbone of the museum’s Western art collections.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Stroller Tour May 19

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer a free stroller tour on Monday, May 19. The 10:00-11:00 a.m. event will focus on dinosaurs and fossils. Parents and caregivers with toddlers or babies are invited to meet in the museum’s lobby before taking a tour in the Geology of Tennessee gallery. The event is part of a monthly series of free stroller tours that allow parents and caregivers to interact with one another and museum staff without the worry of disturbing other visitors.

McClung Museum Store Hosts Spring Sale, Shopping Event April 12-19

Shoppers can enjoy new merchandise and up to 75 percent off at UT’s McClung Museum Store during the Spring Sale from April 12 to 19. The sale will feature new merchandise, including pottery, prints, glass art, and jewelry by local artists, as well as unique children’s toys, games, and books.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Stroller Tour April 14

UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a free stroller tour on Monday, April 14. The 10:00–11:00 a.m. event will be focused on the temporary exhibit Brightly Beaded: North American Indian Glass Beadwork.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Family Fun Day on Ancient Glass

Ancient Glass

UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer a free family fun day to showcase its temporary exhibit, Glass of the Ancient Mediterranean on Saturday, April 12. The family fun day will include educational activities on ancient glass and mini-tours focused on the temporary exhibit.

McClung Museum’s Civil War Lecture Series Continues March 30

East Tennesseans’ attitude toward slavery during the Civil War era will be the topic of a lecture at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture on Sunday, March 30. McClung Museum Civil War Curator Joan Markel will give the 2:00 p.m. talk. The talk, part of the museum’s fourth annual Civil War Lecture Series, will examine letters, diaries, and newspapers—primary documents recording the thoughts and comments of the people of East Tennessee as they moved toward war.

McClung Museum Hosts Native American Beadwork Lecture March 23

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a free lecture on Native American beadwork at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 23. The lecture is in connection with the special exhibit Brightly Beaded: North American Indian Glass Beadwork. Michael H. Logan, anthropology professor and curator of the exhibit, will present the lecture “American Indian Beadwork–The Functional Roles of Ethnic Art,” which will explore nineteenth and early twentieth century beadwork using pieces from the exhibit.