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Stephen Wicks
Stephen Wicks

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a lecture about early twentieth-century artists in Knoxville on Thursday, June 26.

The 6:00 p.m. talk is in connection with the special exhibit The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum.

Stephen Wicks, Knoxville Museum of Art’s Barbara W. and Bernard E. Bernstein Curator, will present the lecture, “Grand Ambitions: Branson, Krutch, and Early 20th Century Knoxville Painters,” which will explore these important East Tennessee artists featured in the exhibit.

The lecture will be held in the McClung Museum auditorium. It is free and open to the public. The Collector’s Eye exhibit runs through August 24.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive on weekdays. Additional parking information is available online.

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit the website.


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