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Reception: Friday, March 20, McClung Museum, UTK Campus, 5pm-8pm

Drawn from the McClung Museum titlepage

“Drawn from the McClung Museum” is an innovative exhibition project involving 27 artists, each of whom will produce original prints in response to objects from the collection of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The exhibition will pair the objects and the prints to address how we perceive and interpret art, science and culture. Like the museum itself, the objects are varied, ranging from a Mastodon Mandible and an Ibis Mummy, to a Victorian Hair Necklace and an Ojibwa Apron.  The project is organized by Sydney Cross, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art from Clemson University in collaboration with Catherine Shteynberg, McClung Museum Curator.“Drawn from the McClung Museum” will be presented from January 24 until May 24, 2015. The conference reception will take place on Friday March 20, 2015 from 6-8pm.

Participating artists include:
Lynne Allen, Boston Massachusetts, USA
Ed Bernstein, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Mark Bovey, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sean Caulfield, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Aaron S. Coleman, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
Sydney A. Cross, Pendleton, South Carolina, USA
Deborah Cornell, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Maggie Denk-Leigh, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Mark Dion, New York, New York, USA
Holly Greenberg, Syracuse, New York, USA
Fred Hagstrom, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Adrianne Herman, Portland, Maine, USA
John Hitchcock, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Emmy Lingscheit, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
Beauvais Lyons, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Phyllis McGibbon, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Ayanah Moor, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Althea Murphy-Price, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Dennis O’Neil, Washington, DC, USA
Endi Poskovic, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
John Risseeuw, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Geo Sipp, Kennesaw, Georgia USA
Tanja Softic, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Ericka Walker, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Art Werger, Athens, Ohio, USA
Koichi Yamamoto, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Melanie Yazzie, Boulder, Colorado, USA

The McClung Museum aims to advance the understanding of natural history and culture through its collections, exhibitions, research, and outreach programming. The McClung Museum, which was opened in 1963, has strong collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, local history, and natural history. Exhibits at the museum showcase the geologic, historical, and artistic past of Tennessee, as well as cultures from around the globe. In doing so, the museum seeks to promote a better understanding and respect for the world’s cultural heritage. As a part of the university, the McClung supports and participates in the mission to serve the state, region, and nation through scholarship, teaching, artistic creation, professional practice, and public service. The McClung is one of only thirteen museums in Tennessee to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The exhibition title image is altered from Charles Willson Peale's1822 painting "The Artist in his Museum," courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, gift of Mrs. Sarah Harrison (the Joseph Harrison Jr. Collection).

List of Objects Selected by Each Artist