Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala at the McClung Museum beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22, and concluding at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25.
McClung Museum News
The McClung Museum is preparing to host an exhibit of gilded statues of Buddhist deities and colorful paintings from the eighth century to the present. The exhibit will open on September 11 and run through January 3, 2016. Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas explores the rich history of Buddhist art from Tibet, Nepal, China, and India, and how trade and travel fostered the artistic tradition that continues today.
The McClung Museum Store is holding a back-to-school sale during all of August. Customers will receive 25 percent off most merchandise, including toys, books, artwork, jewelry, and gifts.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host its second Boomsday party at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 6.
Families are invited to explore and enjoy free events related to the summer exhibition throughout August at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Over the past quarter century, Jefferson Chapman has watched the McClung Museum evolve from a repository for archaeological artifacts and donated collections into an ever-changing go-to site for art lovers and history buffs alike.
Families are invited to explore and enjoy free events related to the new summer exhibition throughout July at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
The Integrative Paleontologists blog on the PLOS Blogs website praised UT’s McClung Museum for their Jurassic World tie-in advertising campaign.
In honor of the new exhibit, Through the Lens: Botanical Photography of Alan S. Heilman, UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host “Beauty of the Macro World,” an illustrated presentation by local nature photographer Kendall Chiles, at 3:00 p.m. on June 14.
A new exhibition featuring botanical photographs by retired UT botany professor Alan S. Heilman, opens Friday, June 5, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. Through the Lens: Botanical Photography of Alan S. Heilman explores the art and science of sixty-plus years of Heilman’s award-winning botanical photography of leaves, buds, flowers, fruits, seeds, mosses, lichens, cones, and bark of plants native to or grown in the East Tennessee region.