433 S. Rutgers Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 481-8200
Fax: (865) 483-6142
Arts & Museums
Many exhibits on science, energy, and the world around us are on display at this museum where you can learn such things as how 75,000 people in Oak Ridge kept a secret during World War II and how Oak Ridge's leading edge technology continues to earn the U.S. the title "Super Power." Live demonstrations, audiovisuals, and more will keep you entertained at this museum.
The Oak Ridge Art Center is a beehive of activities throughout the year. Located near the center of the city, this community arts space organizes art exhibitions, art shows, and even courses on a range of subjects, from drawing and sketching, to ornament designing and art history. The center was founded in the 1950s and for several years existed in rented spaces in various parts of the city, until in 1968, it finally found a place to call its home. This arts center is a melting pot of culture and art in the region and holds exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from the region and even from other countries. The Oak Ridge Art Center has several facilities, like galleries, a studio space, and gardens, where the events are held. See the website for more information.
Located near the Farragut Town Square is the Farragut Folklife Museum. If you ever plan to do an ethnographic study of the Farragut community, then this museum would be an ideal place to head to. It is here that you will find a plethora of knowledge on the minutest details of the town's life and its famous residents. One of the main and popular collections here is the Admiral David Glasgow Farragut collection which documents the life of this Civil War hero. This collection is housed in the Mary Nell McFee Gallery in the museum, and there are also curious artifacts, letters, manuscripts and the Admiral's personal china that you will find here. If you want to know more about the town of Farragut, then this museum is just the place to head to. See website for more information.
The Lenoir Museum houses early American displays of thousands of items collected over 60 years by Will G. Lenoir. The Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex houses an 18th Century Gristmill and Threshing barn. Exhibits also include Appalachian artifacts, a pre-dam pictorial account of the area submerged by the lake. Tours are available at request.
Here you can fine many historical artifacts fromt he creek war also many other historic sites and located near.
65 acres of land and 30 authentic Appalachain pioneer replica log homes adorn this museum. The display building contains many artifacts of the era. A special slide presentation and orienation is shown for school groups of 25 or more. The museum's Mountain Heritage Room is available for a reception or meeting, and Irwin's chapel is available for wedding rentals. Enjoy listening to genuine sounds of Appalachia and home-cooked meals during your stay.
Located at Knoxville's center for news, the Knoxville News Sentinel Gallery presents an artful accompaniment to Tennessee's current events.
The Fountain City Art Center is a hub for all creative and artistic activities in Fountain City, Knoxville. Artists from all over Knoxville and beyond exhibit their works here and thus get a platform from where to get a jump start into the competitive field of art. The association that runs this center believes that the center can acts as a culmination point for the artists and those who really appreciate art and all its facets. To this end, it organizes programs, courses, discussion groups and also arranges guest speakers to come and delve into the subjects of art. The gallery of the center is where art works by various local artists are showcased and are even sold. For more information, please see the website.
A magnificent collection of over 100 sculptures by R. Tait McKenzie, internationally recognized as "the sculptor of Athletes", that includes portrait medallions and plaques, bas-reliefs, medals, and McKenzie-created statuettes.
The modern Ewing Gallery lies on the first floor of the Art and Architecture building on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This functionally designed space is operated jointly by the Department of Art and the school of Architecture of the university, and its primary aim is to educate students, and interested individuals, on the various aspects of art and architecture. Its permanent collection boasts beautifully carved sculptures and works by some of the greatest artists ever, including Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. The gallery has a space of 3000 square feet and about 300 feet of wall surface that it uses for exhibitions on very specific subjects. For more information, please see the website.
Celebrate over 100 years of University of Tennessee Sports history at this museum that stands as a tribute to the student athletes that help shape the Volunteer Football league, as well as other sports.
The largest manuscript set in the University of Tennessee Collection, this collection of late Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver features over 59,000 pounds of papers, published items, and memorabilia. There is also an exhibit on site that features the late Tennessee Senator's office in Washington, complete with his furnishings and mementos.