The McClung Museum will host Maya: Lords of Time, an exhibition investigating the ancient Maya civilization’s fascination with time. The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through May 22. Maya: Lords of Time will explore the time-ordered universe through the Maya’s intricate calendar systems, and investigate how their history and culture followed a rhythm set by the motion of heavenly bodies.
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The McClung Museum will host its sixth annual Civil War Lecture Series starting at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24.
Families are invited to enjoy free programming throughout the month of January at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Families are invited to enjoy free programming related to winter holidays around the world at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at UT, throughout the month of December.
Families are invited to enjoy free family programming on Buddhist art related to the current exhibition, Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, throughout November at the McClung Museum.
The McClung Museum Store will hold its annual sale from November 3 to November 10. Shoppers will find savings on fall and holiday items, books, toys, and more.
Gwyn Davies, an expert on Roman siege warfare, will discuss the Roman fort of Yotvata during a lecture on Tuesday, October 27. Davies, an associate professor of history at Florida International University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the McClung Museum.
In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, UT’s McClung Museum and the East Tennessee Society, the Archaeological Institute of America’s local chapter, will host “Can You Dig It?” This family-friendly event featuring activities about archaeology and fossils will be held Sunday, October 11, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the museum.
The McClung Museum recently acquired an important early Chinese Buddhist sculpture, which is currently on view at the museum.
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.