McClung Museum News

Alumna Curates McClung Exhibit on Alaska Native Art

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.

McClung Museum Displays Mate to Tennessee State Artifact

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.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Dinosaur Related Family Programming This Month

The public is invited to join the McClung Museum for free dinosaur-related family fun this month. “In the Land of the Dinosaurs” Family Fun Day, to be held 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday, will feature activities, crafts and tours of the exhibition Dino Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas.

In Memoriam: Michael H. Logan

Michael H. Logan, a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, passed away Saturday, May 21. He was 74.

UT Gardens and McClung Museum Partner to Grow Prehistoric Native American Plants

UT’s McClung Museum has partnered with UT Gardens to create a garden featuring food plants grown in the Americas thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The project is the work of Gary Crites, the McClung Museum’s curator of paleoethnobotany; Susan Hamilton, UT Gardens director; James Newburn, UT Gardens assistant director; and Holly Jones, UT Gardens kitchen manager.