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140 Cusick Rd.
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 984-9840
Fax: (865) 379-5058
Arts & Museums
Celebrate over 100 years of University of Tennessee Sports history at this museum that stands as a tribute to the student athletes that help shape the Volunteer Football league, as well as other sports.
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.
The modern Ewing Gallery lies on the first floor of the Art and Architecture building on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This functionally designed space is operated jointly by the Department of Art and the school of Architecture of the university, and its primary aim is to educate students, and interested individuals, on the various aspects of art and architecture. Its permanent collection boasts beautifully carved sculptures and works by some of the greatest artists ever, including Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. The gallery has a space of 3000 square feet and about 300 feet of wall surface that it uses for exhibitions on very specific subjects. For more information, please see the website.
A General-interest museum that contains numerous exhibits that focus on the archaeology and native peoples of Tennessee, as well as local and natural history, ancient Egypt, the Civil War, and decorative arts.
What's more enjoyable than a museum with free admission? A museum with free admission that has collections worth visiting, that's what! This museum has exhibits ranging from anthropology, local history, archaeology, natural history and decorative arts. As part of The University of Tennessee, the Frank H. McClung Museum is an important aspect to college life as well as the city of Knoxville.
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.
Located at Knoxville's center for news, the Knoxville News Sentinel Gallery presents an artful accompaniment to Tennessee's current events.
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.
Located near the Farragut Town Square is the Farragut Folklife Museum. If you ever plan to do an ethnographic study of the Farragut community, then this museum would be an ideal place to head to. It is here that you will find a plethora of knowledge on the minutest details of the town's life and its famous residents. One of the main and popular collections here is the Admiral David Glasgow Farragut collection which documents the life of this Civil War hero. This collection is housed in the Mary Nell McFee Gallery in the museum, and there are also curious artifacts, letters, manuscripts and the Admiral's personal china that you will find here. If you want to know more about the town of Farragut, then this museum is just the place to head to. See website for more information.
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.