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The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer a free family activity day to showcase the current temporary exhibition Pueblo to Pueblo: the Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery on Saturday, November 2.

The event will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit, which is on display through January 5, 2014, features more than seventy Pueblo Indian pottery vessels from Arizona and New Mexico.

The family activity day will include mini tours of the exhibit, which will focus on animals depicted on Pueblo pottery and their symbolism, including birds, deer, and frogs. Afterwards, children can sculpt pinch pot animals from clay and decorate them by carving or adding beads and feathers. Other activities will include a scavenger hunt through the gallery for adults and children and putting together pottery puzzles.

All materials will be provided. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not necessary.

Parents and caregivers with babies and toddlers also are invited to a free stroller tour of the Pueblo pottery exhibit at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11. The tours are free and open to the public but are first come, first serve and require registration online.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive. Parking passes are not needed on the weekends.

For more information, visit the website.


Heather Fritts (865-974-2144, dandrea@utk.edu)

Debbie Woodiel (865-974-2144, woodield@utk.edu)