811 N. Campbell Station Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37932
Phone: (865) 675-7585
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Arts & Museums
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.
Many exhibits on science, energy, and the world around us are on display at this museum where you can learn such things as how 75,000 people in Oak Ridge kept a secret during World War II and how Oak Ridge's leading edge technology continues to earn the U.S. the title "Super Power." Live demonstrations, audiovisuals, and more will keep you entertained at this museum.
The Oak Ridge Art Center is a beehive of activities throughout the year. Located near the center of the city, this community arts space organizes art exhibitions, art shows, and even courses on a range of subjects, from drawing and sketching, to ornament designing and art history. The center was founded in the 1950s and for several years existed in rented spaces in various parts of the city, until in 1968, it finally found a place to call its home. This arts center is a melting pot of culture and art in the region and holds exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from the region and even from other countries. The Oak Ridge Art Center has several facilities, like galleries, a studio space, and gardens, where the events are held. See the website for more information.
Located at Knoxville's center for news, the Knoxville News Sentinel Gallery presents an artful accompaniment to Tennessee's current events.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.