McClung Museum News

‘Treasures of the Turkomen’ Exhibit Opens at McClung Museum January 18

First worn by a woman at her wedding, the jewelry is common across all Turkomen tribes. The tube portion of the piece is hollow to hold written prayers or other sacred objects.

Elaborate silver, gilt jewelry, carpets, and textiles from the Turkomen tribes of Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan are the focus of a new exhibit, which opens January 18 at the Frank H. McClung Museum. The exhibit, Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia, runs through May 12.

Events Aim to Lower Stress of Finals Week

Finals begin Thursday, and for some students that means marathon study sessions, too little sleep, and too much stress. Luckily, students (and faculty and staff) won’t have to look far to find some fun respite to the chaos.

Holiday ‘Staycation': UT Has Plenty of Activities to Fill the Free Hours


As the fall semester comes to a close, there are still plenty of activities to fill your free time during the holiday season. From the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol to hands-on activities at the UT Gardens, the campus has something for everyone.

Big Idea: Stroller Tours Allow Caregivers, Children to Enjoy McClung Museum

The staff at the Frank H. McClung Museum has come up with a way for caregivers to enjoy the museum’s offerings without the worry of their children disrupting other visitors. They’ve created the Stroller Tour. Parents, caregivers, squirming babies, and toddlers are invited to the first one on Monday, October 22. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the museum’s Decorative Arts Gallery.

McClung Museum Introduces Stroller Tours for Caregivers and Children

Parents, caregivers, squirming babies, and toddlers are invited to the Frank H. McClung Museum’s first ever Stroller Tour on Monday, October 22. It is the first in a monthly series of free stroller tours that will allow parents and caregivers to interact with one another and museum staff without the worry of disrupting other visitors.

New Exhibit ‘Zen Buddhism and the Arts of Japan’ Opens at McClung Museum


A new exhibit, Zen Buddhism and the Arts of Japan, has opened at the Frank H. McClung Museum. The exhibition, which will run through December 31, is free and open to the public. It features more than forty hanging scrolls bearing paintings and calligraphy that were produced by Zen Buddhist monks between the Edo period (1600-1868) and the twentieth century.

Professors’ Research Now Art Exhibit in McClung Museum

Science and art have collided at the Frank H. McClung Museum. A new exhibit called “Continents Collide: The Appalachians and the Himalayas” turns the research of Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Distinguished Scientist Robert Hatcher and Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Micah Jessup into a thing of beauty.

UT’s McClung Museum Gets Ready for the World Funding for Three Exhibits

With funding from Ready for the World, the campus’s international and intercultural initiative, the McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will showcase three exhibits. “Exhibition of Sudan: The Land and the People” opened on June 4. “Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons” and “The Decorative Experience” will open in September.