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Special Exhibitions

Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age

This exhibition looks at consumer culture during the American Gilded Age, and how its unprecedented access to goods meant that what one owned became an important way to assert one’s identity.

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Java Coffee Trade Card,

Selling Egypt: Imagery in Victorian Advertising

At the same time, the development of lithographic printing in the 1870s allowed companies to print eye-catching color advertisements cheaply. […]

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View of Case from Life on the Roman Frontier Exhibit

Life on the Roman Frontier

From building materials and sacred goddesses, to dishes and military boots, the objects in this exhibit give us a glimpse into the everyday lives of soldiers and civilians who lived on the Roman Frontier.

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McClung Museum building

Birds of Tennessee: Celebrating the Centennial of the Tennessee Ornithological Society

To celebrate the centennial of the TOS, the museum is displaying fifty-six engravings and lithographs featuring the birds of Tennessee.

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