Date(s) - 02/03/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McClung Museum will host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, February 3. This will be the first of a monthly recurring series of open houses meant to give UT staff, faculty, and students, as well as museum members, a special behind the scenes peek at gems from the McClung Museum’s collections.
In honor of the museum’s new special exhibition, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt (February 4, 2017–May 5, 2017), this month’s open house will focus broadly on the theme of cats, appearing in the museum’s modern art, 19th century prints, and pitcher collections.
The open house is a casual, drop-in environment, and the UT community and museum members are invited to drop in for a visit and conversation about the varied objects in the museum’s collection and how the collections can be used in teaching and research. Academic Programs at the McClung seeks to make the collections and exhibitions as accessible as possible to the university community, and to facilitate experiential learning through object-based teaching.
Museum staff will be on hand to handle objects, facilitate conversation, and to take suggestions about what objects should be pulled for future open houses.
Registration is not needed—simply meet museum staff in the museum’s Object Study Room, Room #53, located in the suite of offices on the museum’s bottom floor by the Auditorium.
On the First Friday of every month, galleries and arts organizations around Knoxville open their doors to feature a variety of artists’ displays and live music. See Visit Knoxville’s website for more information about First Friday Knoxville.