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.
McClung Museum News
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.
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.