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First Friday Open House: Women’s History Month

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Date(s) - 03/03/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture


McClung Museum will host a First Friday open house. This is part 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.

This month, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll explore objects from our Arts & Culture collection that feature women as makers of objects and makers of history. From pioneers of natural history and science, like Maria Sibylla Merian, to lesser known female vaudeville performers, learn more about the amazing women in our 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.

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