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General Grant Program

The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South

Sponsor: The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

From June through September of 2013, the special exhibition "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" explored the life and work of the celebrated artist. The best-known and most influential painter to come from West Tennessee, Cloar created paintings that rank among the most haunting and beautiful evocations ever made of the American South. The exhibition brought together approximately 80 paintings, from private collections and from museums including the Museum of Modern Art, by this American master, who lived and worked in Memphis. 

 

From June through September of 2013, the special exhibition "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" explored the life and work of the celebrated artist. The best-known and most influential painter to come from West Tennessee, Cloar created paintings that rank among the most haunting and beautiful evocations ever made of the American South. The exhibition brought together approximately 80 paintings, from private collections and from museums including the Museum of Modern Art, by this American master, who lived and worked in Memphis. 

Core Conversations: Summer Workshops Focused on Museum and School Partnerships

Sponsor: East Tennessee Historical Society

The East Tennessee Historical Society will host a series of four regional workshops for up to 30 teacher/museum educators that model partnerships between schools and museums.  The project seeks to enable teachers to adapt to curriculum changes that require more Tennessee history by initiating opportunities for teachers to use local history resources in their     communities. The series will occur in summer, 2014.

 

The East Tennessee Historical Society will host a series of four regional workshops for up to 30 teacher/museum educators that model partnerships between schools and museums.  The project seeks to enable teachers to adapt to curriculum changes that require more Tennessee history by initiating opportunities for teachers to use local history resources in their     communities. The series will occur in summer, 2014.

Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices

Sponsor: African American Heritage Alliance

Echoes of Emancipation was a two-day conference bringing together local and nationally known scholars, visual and performing artists, students in local schools, and community panels drawn from the African American community in East Tennessee to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation and engage in critical debate about what Emancipation meant for black people (both slave and free) in East Tennessee.

 

Echoes of Emancipation was a two-day conference bringing together local and nationally known scholars, visual and performing artists, students in local schools, and community panels drawn from the African American community in East Tennessee to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation and engage in critical debate about what Emancipation meant for black people (both slave and free) in East Tennessee.

Nashville's Glory: Race and Remembrance in a Civil War City

Sponsor: David Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University will create and conduct a series of half-day guided tours to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville. The tours will highlight occupied Nashville and African American soldiers and civilians.

Lipscomb University will create and conduct a series of half-day guided tours to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville. The tours will highlight occupied Nashville and African American soldiers and civilians.
 
 
Event Dates: February 11, 2014 - August 31, 2014

The Tennessee State Museum is set to unveil the exhibit Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation in February. The exhibit, funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, tells the story of one of the largest tobacco plantations in the country and highlights the diversity and complexity of the slaves' experience.

Event Dates: October 15, 2013

Join renowned Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram for a presentation at the McClung Museum, in which she will explore the methods of animal mummification as well as the theological and aesthetic significanceof them to the people of ancient Egypt.

Event Dates: October 19, 2013 - December 14, 2013

The Cookeville History Museum is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812,"  October 19-December 14, 2013. Sponsored by the War of 1812 Commission and partially funded by Humanities Tennessee, the exhibition features artifacts, maps, and an indepth exploration of the significant role of Tennessee and its people in this important chapter in history. Contact the museum for more information.

Event Dates: September 19, 2013 - October 16, 2013

The Lincoln County Library is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through October 16th, 2013. Sponsored by the War of 1812 Commission and partially funded by Humanities Tennessee, the exhibition features artifacts, maps, and an indepth exploration of the significant role of Tennessee and its people in this important chapter in history. 

Event Dates: October 4, 2013 - October 5, 2013

Event Dates: August 6, 2013

Nolichucky Pictures presents a new documentary, partially supported by Humanities Tennessee's grant program, about the history of Fort Loudoun, focusing on the relationships among the European garrisons and the Cherokee in the 1750s-60s.  Fort Loudoun: Forsaken by God and Man will premiere on August 6, 8pm (EST) on public televison in East Tennessee, and re-air on August 12, 9:30pm (EST).  Visit Knoxzine for more information.

Event Dates: August 24, 2013

Event Dates: June 7, 2013 - September 15, 2013

"The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" features 80 influential works, and will explore the work's relationship to regional art forms and major societals shifts during Cloar's 20th century career. The exhibit is on view at the Brooks Museum through September 15, 2013 and is partially supported by Humanities TN.  Visit the museum's website for more information.

Event Dates: July 18, 2013

Join Dr. Edward Curtis IV, professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, as he discusses "Muslims in American Since 1776" on July 18 at 6:00 pm.  The event is hosted by the Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, and partially supported by a grant from Humanities TN.