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Arts & Museums
The Fountain City Art Center is a hub for all creative and artistic activities in Fountain City, Knoxville. Artists from all over Knoxville and beyond exhibit their works here and thus get a platform from where to get a jump start into the competitive field of art. The association that runs this center believes that the center can acts as a culmination point for the artists and those who really appreciate art and all its facets. To this end, it organizes programs, courses, discussion groups and also arranges guest speakers to come and delve into the subjects of art. The gallery of the center is where art works by various local artists are showcased and are even sold. For more information, please see the website.
Located at Knoxville's center for news, the Knoxville News Sentinel Gallery presents an artful accompaniment to Tennessee's current events.
As a center devoted to presenting and promoting the multitudinous facets and aspects of art, the Emporium Center certainly has something more to offer than the usual art gallery. Since its opening in 2004, this center has been showcasing artists from the Greater Knoxville area who experiment with their creative abilities and in the end present to the world something unique and intriguing. The center has the Balcony and the Main gallery where the exhibitions are held, and they are rented out to various organizations and individuals for the same purpose. There is also the Emporium Annex which can give a total area of 3000 square feet and can be used for a range of events. For more information, please see the website.
Knoxville's center for all things arty invites you to "open your eyes" and "open your mind." Featuring an impressive collection of permanent and touring exhibitions, the Knoxville Museum of Art treats visitors to a diverse visual feast of art through the ages, including noteworthy represetnation of local artists.
The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative of East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts.
The Art Market Gallery acts as a space where artists from whole of East Tennessee can present their art to the public and thus get an audience. The gallery showcases a range of art by various artists, and a true art enthusiast will find a treasure of folk art here. The kind of art displayed here ranges from oil and watercolor paintings, to weaved fabric, pieces of woodworking and much more. If you are ever visiting the city, then do check out the schedule of events here, and discover the art of Tennessee. See website for more information.
The largest manuscript set in the University of Tennessee Collection, this collection of late Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver features over 59,000 pounds of papers, published items, and memorabilia. There is also an exhibit on site that features the late Tennessee Senator's office in Washington, complete with his furnishings and mementos.
East Tennessee's history and heritage has found residence in the East Tennessee Historical Society; which is located within the East Tennessee Historical Center in Knoxville and is a treasure house of all events that make the history of this region. The Society also reaches out to the community through a host of educational programs, publications, lectures, conferences and exhibits. Among its exhibits are the 'First Families of Tennessee' and the 'Civil War Families of Tennessee'. The 'First Families of Tennessee' exhibit showcases the earliest known inhabitants of this region, where as the 'Civil War Families of Tennessee' showcases the families of the soldiers and their heroic stories that form such an integral part of this region's culture.
A tour of the Museum of East Tennessee History at the East Tennessee History Center is a great trip back into history. Their permanent exhibition, 'Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee', is a guide through the last 250 years in East Tennessee's history and how this region has come to influence the culture of the state and country. So if you want to learn about the rich culture and history, then visit this museum and be enlightened. Please check the website for more details.
The McClung Historical Collection at the East Tennessee History Center is the center for a very extensive collection of East Tennessee's history and boasts of being one of the premier research libraries in the region. The vast collection of this library includes, among other things, more than 67,000 books, many rare ones included, more than 3,000 printed genealogies and 'significant holdings' of historic photographs, manuscripts and maps. Visit this library and learn something new about the region from its extensive knowledge base or just browse through its innumerable photographs and discover the region better.
The East Tennessee History Center is a storehouse of the rich culture and history of East Tennessee. The establishment houses four 'historical treasures' the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Museum of East Tennessee History, the Knox County Archives and the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection. In each of these 'treasures' you can find a detailed and organized collection of East Tennessee region's complete history and also government documents from as far back as 1792. The Center aims to make history fun for kids with its special programs designed for school students. Among such programs is a scavenger-hunt style 'hands-on' program, which gives an interesting color to the otherwise monotonous classroom learning atmosphere. The Center also organizes special events and programs for families and children and several in-classroom history projects. The East Tennessee History Center, thus, strives to keep the culture and heritage of the region alive and fun, so that it will be cherished by Tennesseans as well as visitors for generations to come.
A magnificent collection of over 100 sculptures by R. Tait McKenzie, internationally recognized as "the sculptor of Athletes", that includes portrait medallions and plaques, bas-reliefs, medals, and McKenzie-created statuettes.