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alex haley statue
Alex Haley Heritage Square
Alex Haley Square is a part of Morningside Park in east Knoxville. The park has the only 12 foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley. Haley is best known for his book, Roots, in which he traced his origins back to Africa. His book was made into an acclaimed television mini-series. The statue is the focal point of the park. It was designed by sculptress Tina Allen and cast in bronze in New York City. The statue weighs 4,200 pounds and was dedicated in February 1998 during Black History Month. Other amenities in the park include a play structure, water fountain and green space.

Morningside Drive - Knoxville, TN 37914 • Map It

 
beck cultural center
Beck Cultural Exchange Center
The Beck Center researches, collects, preserves. and exhibits African American achievements and culture and has the largest African American membership organization in East TN. Since its opening in 1975, the Center has reached more than a half million people from local residents to individuals from all over the world. This has been achieved through cultural exhibits and resource materials including: books, journals, newspapers, scrapbooks, audio recording and other memorabilia. The Center is located within walking distance of the famed Alex Haley statue.


1927 Dandridge Ave. - Knoxville, TN 37915 • Map It • 865-524-8461 • Website
 
childrens museum of oak ridge
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge is a dynamic cultural center that features innovative exhibitions, programs and workshops for all ages. Science, art and history are emphasized in hands-on learning opportunities that encourage young people to understand their cultural heritage, environment and the world around them. Educators are encouraged to utilize the Museum's numerous resources - over 20,000 objects, archival holdings, audio/video tapes, books and magazines.

461 West Outer Drive - Oak Ridge, TN 37721 • Map It • 865-482-1074 • Website

 
emporium center for the arts
Emporium Center for Arts & Culture
The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions by assuring their creative, financial, and operational well being.  The Arts & Culture Alliance provides leadership and advocacy that establishes and maintains the success of the arts and cultural environment of greater Knoxville, as well as providing for a strong climate for cultural and economic interaction between the arts and the community as a whole.


100 S Gay St - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite
 
ewing gallery of art
Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture
The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture is named in honor of C. Kermit "Buck" Ewing who initiated the art curriculum at the University of Tenneessee, Knoxville in 1948. Its permanent collection consists of approximately 3000 objects: General contemporary in all media; Asian, Graphic Design/Illustration, Architectural Drawings/Photographs.

1715 Volunteer Blvd. - Knoxville, TN 37996 • Map It • 865-974-3200 • Website

 
great smoky mountains heritage center
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
The museum portrays Native Americans of East Tennessee history with artifacts representing 5,000 years of Native American life related to hunting, pottery, foodways, ceremony, games, medicine, and trade. Depicts pioneer and mountain culture's daily life, family and community, medicine, industry, recreation, and education. An exhibit, Tennessee on the Move, has a postal wagon, farming vehicles, a surrey, a freight wagon, and road construction equipment.

123 Cromwell Dr - Townsend, TN 37882 • Map It • 865-448-0044 • Website

 
the clinton 12
Green McAdoo Cultural Center
The Center is the site of Green McAdoo School which gained national recognition in 1956 when 12 young people now known as the Clinton 12 walked into history and changed the world. Green McAdoo depicts the history of desegration in Clinton, Tennessee. Racial discrimination and violence brought about the arrival of the national guard and martial law. The center also portrays how a community came together to overcome the obstacles created by discrimination. Image from LargeArt.com

101 School St - Clinton, TN 37717 • Map It • 865-463-6500 • Website

 
knoxville museum of art
Knoxville Museum of Art
Founded in 1961 as the Dulin Gallery of Art, the Knoxville Museum of Art moved into its current facility in World's Fair Park on March 25, 1990. Designed by noted museum architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, this 53,000 square foot concrete and Tennessee pink marble building features five galleries, the Great Hall, auditorium, Museum Shop, and various gardens and terraces. KMA received accreditation from the American Association of Museums in 1996.

1050 World's Fair Park - Knoxville, TN 37916 • Map It • 865-525-6101 • Website
 
mcclung museum
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
The McClung Museum is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, medicine, local history, and natural history. The exhibits document ways of life, cultural trends, and technologies from prehistoric times to the present day, and showcase much of Tennessee's past -- its geology, history, art, and culture.

1327 Circle Park Drive - Knoxville, TN 37996 • Map It • 865-974-2144 • Website

 
museum of appalachia
Museum of Appalachia
The Museum of Appalachia portrays an authentic mountain farm/village with 36 historic log structures, exhibit buildings filled with thousands of authentic Appalachian artifacts, gardens surrounded by split rail fences, and farm animals in a picturesque setting.

2819 Andersonville Hwy - Clinton, TN 37828 • Map It • 865-494-7680 • Website

 

 

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