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DrawnIn honor of its new exhibit, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host an artist panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2.

Four of the twenty-eight artists featured in the Drawn from the McClung Museum exhibit will be on hand for the panel discussion, which will highlight the artists’ choices and process, and the nature of the exhibition itself. Drawn pairs selected objects from the McClung’s collections with prints examining these objects in order to understand how art, science and culture are perceived and interpreted in museums.

Tanja Softić, a UT visiting artist and a professor of art at the University of Richmond, Virginia, as well as UT printmaking professors Beauvais Lyons, Althea Murphy-Price, and Koichi Yamamoto will participate in the discussion. McClung Museum curator Catherine Shteynberg will be the moderator.

The panel discussion, which will be held in the museum’s temporary gallery, is free and open to the public.

The exhibition and related programming are planned in collaboration with the School of Art. They will be held in conjunction with the SGC International Printmaking Conference in March, which will bring 1,500 printmakers to Knoxville from around the world.

See the exhibit page online for more exhibition and programming details.

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 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive on weekdays. Free public transportation to the museum is available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line.

Additional parking information is available online.


Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921,

Stacy Palado (865-974-2143,