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 News
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.
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.
Michael H. Logan, a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, passed away Saturday, May 21. He was 74.
A new exhibit at the McClung Museum explores the evolution of current theories about dinosaurs.
Families and the public are invited to join the McClung Museum from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, for a “Geology Rocks!” Stroller Tour.
McClung Museum will host its first “Night at the McClung Museum” family sleepover from 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 8:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18.
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.
The Museum Store at the McClung Museum will hold its spring sale from Tuesday, April 26, to Saturday, May 6.
A Family Fun Day in celebration of Mother’s Day will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.