The McClung Museum has teamed up with Knox County Public Library and other area partners to offer summer enrichment opportunities for children and teens.
McClung Museum News
UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture opens the new exhibition Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age on May 26. The American Gilded Age, defined in the exhibition as 1870–1900, saw rapid growth in mass manufacturing, trade, and travel—all of which gave Americans greater access to, and interest in, goods from around the world.
The McClung Museum will host free family fun days on two consecutive Saturdays —”Treasures From the Vault” from 1 to 4 p.m. April 29 and “Day of Clay” from 1 to 4 p.m. May 6.
UT’s semiannual McClung Public Speaking Contest will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The event, hosted by the School of Communication Studies, is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast. More than 900 UT students are currently enrolled in Communication Studies 210 Public Speaking. These students were
UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer its store shoppers a 10 percent discount on Saturday, April 22, the day of the Orange and White game.
Leslie Chang Jantz, the curator of education at UT’s McClung Museum, has received the Tennessee Association of Museums’ 2017 Emerging Museum Professional award.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is partnering with the UT Center for the Study of War and Society to host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7. The open house is in honor of the World War I centenary and will focus on WWI objects in the museum’s collections.
UT’s McClung Museum is hosting its annual Spring Store Sale through Wednesday, March 29.
The McClung Museum will host a Family Fun Day titled To Kitties’ Health, celebrating the special exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
The behavior of cats—America’s most popular house pet—will be the topic of a talk by Julie Albright of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at McClung Museum.