The McClung Museum will offer a free family fun day to showcase its new exhibit, Glass of the Ancient Mediterranean on Saturday, January 25. The 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. event will take place in the museum lobby and exhibit gallery. The family fun day will include educational activities focused on the exhibit, and children can make an exhibit-inspired craft to take home.
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Two new exhibits—one featuring ancient glass from the Mediterranean and the other featuring American Indian glass beadwork—open Saturday, January 18, at the McClung Museum. Glass of the Ancient Mediterranean and Brightly Beaded: North American Indian Glass Beadwork will run through June 1, 2014. They illustrate a variety of objects ranging from the ancient world to the recent past.
The East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will continue their annual lecture series Thursday, January 16. The first lecture will feature UT professor Dawnie Steadman, a skeletal biologist who specializes in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and human rights investigations. Steadman will talk about the research on mass grave exhumations being conducted by UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center.
UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer its first stroller tour of the new year on Monday, January 13. The 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. event will focus on textiles and fiber art from around the world. Parents and caregivers with toddlers or babies are invited to meet in the museum’s lobby before taking a free tour of the museum’s decorative arts gallery, “The Decorative Experience.”
The McClung Museum will offer a free family fun day celebrating winter and the holidays on Saturday, December 21. The 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. event will include a show-and-tell using objects from the museum’s collection and celebrations around the world. Children also will make holiday ornaments and paper lanterns to celebrate the holidays and the winter solstice.
Classes may be over, but UT has plenty of activities to enjoy throughout December. Here are some events holiday “staycationers” won’t want to miss.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer a free stroller tour celebrating winter and the holidays on Monday, December 16. Parents and caregivers with toddlers or babies are invited to meet in the museum’s lobby before taking a winter-themed tour of the museum’s decorative arts gallery, The Decorative Experience.
The Metro Pulse has featured the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture’s new Pueblo exhibit, calling it “an antidote to the cloudiness and chill of winter.” Read the story here. The exhibit, Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery, is on view through January 5.
Get an early start on holiday shopping with a visit to UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The McClung Museum Shop will hold its annual holiday sale November 15 through 22.
Big Orange Big IdeasJefferson Chapman, director of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, talks about a really big ideaâ€”the addition of a “big,” 2,400-pound, twenty-four-foot-long bronze skeleton of an Edmontosaurus annectens, a hadrosaur (or duck-billed) dinosaur to the museum.