In recognition of Knoxville’s 225th anniversary, UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture opens Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley, an exhibition exploring the city’s heritage as seen through archaeological discoveries. The exhibit opens September 17 and runs through January 8, 2017.
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The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host UT alumnus and Antiques Roadshow appraiser Lark Mason at an upcoming fundraiser.
A Family Fun Day celebrating history, rhythm, and hip-hop will be held 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10, at the McClung Museum.
Join UT alumnus and Antiques Roadshow appraiser Lark Mason for a special evening from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9, at the McClung Museum.
The McClung Museum Store is hosting a back-to-school sale through the end of the month.
McClung Museum has programs focused on ancient art and civilizations during August.
Following her graduation from UT, Christine Dano Johnson turned her focus to polishing her curatorial experience. This led her to curate her first solo mini exhibition, Land, Sea, and Spirit: Alaska Native Art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, at the McClung Museum.
The McClung Museum will offer a Family Fun Day and a stroller tour this month.
A prehistoric Native American statue currently on display in the lobby of the McClung Museum is thought to be the female counterpart to a male figure that was named the Tennessee State Artifact in 2014. The pair appears to have been made by the same sculptor between A.D. 1250 and 1350, and the two rank among the finest prehistoric sculptures ever found in the United States. Both statues were found in the 1930s at the Sellars farm in Wilson County, Tennessee.
The public is invited to the McClung Museum at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for a free film screening about fact and fiction in dinosaur films.