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In Conversation: Will Wilson

August 18, 2023–December 2, 2023.

Diné photographer Will Wilson’s ongoing Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) project is dedicated to creating a contemporary vision of Native North America.

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Nine Banded Armadillo created by stone lithograph  

Masterful Mammals

June 13, 2022–June 2024

Masterful Mammals showcases the breadth of the McClung’s natural history print collection by highlighting works from John James Audubon’s folio Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.

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community gallery summer 2023  

Community Gallery


The Community Gallery showcases collaborations between the McClung Museum and partners from UT’s campus and beyond.  

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McClung Museum building  

Edmontosaurus Annectens

October 25, 2013

Meet the McClung Museum’s newest addition, and University of Tennessee’s newest and oldest Vol–an Edmontosaurus annectens named “Monty” by popular vote.

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Mosasaur in the Geology Exhibit  

Geology & Fossil History of Tennessee

September 1, 2002

Exhibits include hundreds-of-millions-of-years-old fossils, more recent Ice Age fossils, and ongoing accounts of present day geological and climatic events.

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Human Origins Ceiling  

Human Origins: Searching for our Fossil Ancestors

July 1, 2004

The McClung Museum presents a comprehensive overview of the scientific understanding of the last six million years of the evolution of hominids—humans and our ancestors.

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Panel at entrance to gallery answers the question, "What is Repatriation"  

Repatriation of Archaeology & the Native Peoples of Tennessee

August 23, 2022–December 22, 2023

Produced in collaboration with Native Nation partners, this exhibit reimagines the 22-year-old Native Peoples of Tennessee gallery to highlight the vital role of Repatriation in preserving and commemorating Indigenous cultures.

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Tennessee Freshwater Mussels

February 1, 1993

Tennessee Freshwater Mussels is divided into three broad subject areas: the biology and diversity of freshwater mussels; the Native American use of freshwater mussels; and the commercial use of freshwater mussels—the button and pearl industries, both cultured and natural.

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Decorative Arts Gallery  

The Decorative Experience

September 9, 2011

The art that humans make, whether used in daily life or only for important events, is a powerful form of human communication.

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Coming Into View

January 12- December 8, 2024

This exhibition features sixteen oil paintings from the museum’s permanent collection—half landscapes and half portraits. These works highlight the incredible collaborative work that goes on every day behind the scenes at this university museum. 

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