Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art. The exterior is sheathed in locally quarried pink Tennessee marble.
Backstory and Context
One of the Knoxville Museum of Art’s permanent exhibits is Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee,. This exhibit includes a variety of works by local artists from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Another permanent exhibit, Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond, spotlights contemporary emerging and established artists.
The museum is also the home of the largest figural glass installation in the world. This exhibit, Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass, features twentieth and twenty-first-century glasswork, including Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Words and the Wonder of Infinity by Knoxville native Richard Jolley. The museum also hosts workshops, lectures, concerts, family activities, and other programs throughout the year.
Seay, Lucy Akard. Knoxville Museum of Art. Tennessee Encylopedia. October 08, 2017. Accessed February 08, 2019. https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/knoxville-museum-of-art/.
Knoxville Museum of Art. Visit Knoxville. Accessed February 08, 2019. https://www.visitknoxville.com/listings/knoxville-museum-of-art/160/.