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General Grant Program

Event Dates: February 6, 2018

In conjunction iwth the staging of his play, Alabama Story, visiting playwright Kenneth Jones will lead a discussion following a staged reading of banned children's books.  The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Clarence Brown Theater Mainstage, UTK

Event Dates: February 16, 2018

The Field of Children's Literature and the Future of Libraries is a panel discussion featuring Dr. Brenda G'Fellers, Bristol Public Library; Richard Griffin, Washington Co. Library; Renee Lyons, ETSU.

Friday, February 16, 6:30pm, McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave., Jonesborough

Also view the exhibition, Far Away & Close to Home: The Art and Words of Rhea Wells

Event Dates: March 20, 2018

Join Dr. Katherine A. Schwab, Fairfield University, and Dr. Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania, for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Tuesday, March 20, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public programs.

Event Dates: February 20, 2018

Join Dr. Mireille Lee, Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Katherine A. Schwab, Fairfield University for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Tuesday, February 20, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public pgrograms.

Event Dates: January 25, 2018

Join Dr. Vivien Green Fryd, Vanderbilt Art Department, for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Thursday, January 25, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public pgrograms.

Event Dates: January 13, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support for the Parthenon's latest exhibition and related public programs.  In An Archaeologist's Eye, artist Schwab interprets details of the Parthenon in Athens through various stages of decay and restoration.

The exhibition is on loan from Fairfield University.

Event Dates: March 1, 2018

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the last in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary sources related to Lincoln's life.  In the final session participants chart Lincoln's time and thoughts as a public servant through primary sources, and discuss their thoughts on expectation of public service in the modern day.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Event Dates: February 1, 2018

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the fifth in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the fifth session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's handling of the Emancipation Proclamation and the issues surrounding the separation of powers today.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Event Dates: January 18, 2018

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the fourth in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the fourth session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's time as an Illinois Representative, and current divisiveness of the topic of TN charter schools,

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Event Dates: February 3, 2018

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support the Global Education Center's continuing project, The Third Root of Mexico.  The film, Afro Latinos: An Untaught History explores the cultural legacy alive in the 150 million descendants of enslaved Africans in the Carribean, Central and South America.  Join filmmaker Renzo Devia for a screening and discussion.

Saturday, February 3, 7:00pm, Global Education Center, Nashville

Event Dates: February 4, 2018

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support a public conversation with Kenneth Jones, spnsored by the Clarence Brown Theater alongside their production of his play "Alabama Story," Jan. 31-Feb. 18.

Jones will discuss his use of historical events to address current issues and the dangers of censorship.

February 4, 2pm, Lawson McGhee Public Library, Knoxville

As part of the project, the Clarence Brown Theater will also provide tickets to a performance of the play and host a workshop for the clientele of the YWCA.

Event Dates: January 26, 2018 - February 23, 2018

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support to the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for an exhibition showcasing the art and literature of Jonesborough native Rhea Wells, including illustrations from is children's books, selections from his art school porfolio, and an exploration of his local advocacy for arts and literature.

Opening Reception, Saturday, January 26, 6:30-8:30pm

The opening day reception includes a public discussion with co-curator, Randy Sanders, "Rhea Wells in the Age of Art Deco."

Event Dates: December 7, 2017

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the third in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the third session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's interest in local improvements to his home county in 1832, and the consider the topic of public services at the local level.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Event Dates: November 5, 2017

The Third Root, a film directed by Reed Rickhart, explores the musical journey of Camilo Nu, an African-Mexican guitarist, as he encounters the traditions of both the old and new worlds.  Nu and Rickart will be on hand for discussion, and a concert by Nu will follow the screening.

Sunday, Novermber 5, 4pm, Global Education Center 4822 Charlotte, Nashville

The event is part of a nine-month series sponsored by the Global Education Center that explores the history and culture of Mexicans of African descent.  The project is partly funded by Humanities TN.

Event Dates: November 2, 2017

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the second in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the second session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's changing view of voting rights and explore the subject of voting in the present. Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Session for high school students, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Session for general public, 6:30pm-8:30pm