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May 29, 2015

Join museum educators and curriculum specialists for a free workshop to learn how your museum can best serve local teachers. 

Standards and Strategies: Education 2015 for Museums  -  FREE Workshop for Museum Staff and Volunteers
 
Teachers are dealing with something new constantly.  A new trend here, new standards there—plus testing, testing, testing!
 
April 23, 2015

Artist-activist Ashley Hunt wraps up the 2015 Visting Artist Series at Watkins College, Friday, May 1. The series is supported, in part, by a grant from Humanites Tennessee.

March 6, 2015

Japanese American poet David Mura will read from his works on race and identity and conduct a discussion/workshop on racial and cultural identity in the US over time. 

Japanese American poet David Mura will read from his works on race and identity and conduct a discussion/workshop on racial and cultural identity in the US over time. Mura will share his family's struggle to identify themselves as Americans, divisive history including the Japanese internment camps, and multiracial children who straddle the cultural norms of their parents' native land and the new homes in America.

March 3, 2015

Join us at Watkins College Theater in Nashville for the second event of the Visiting Artists Series, influential artist, writer and critic Martha Rosler.

Partially supported by Humanities Tennessee, the Watkins College of Art, Design and Film's Visiting Artists Series brings provocative, acclaimed artists to Nashville to discuss contemporary visual art and criticism.

February 4, 2015

[Both events postponed due to weather, and will be rescheduled at a later date]Part of the Watkins Visiting Artist Series, Hunt's visit will include a film screening and lecture. Funded in part by Humanities Tennessee

The second artist featured in the 2015 Watkins Visiting Artist Series (VAS) is Ashley Hunt, an activist and artist who uses multiple mediums to address issues of power and politics in contemporary society.

January 9, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film and The Porch Writers' Collective are debuting projects partially supported by Humanities Tennessee’s grant program.

Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film and The Porch Writers Collective are debuting projects partially supported by Humanities Tennessee’s grant program.

 

January 9, 2015

We are proud to support Nashville Emerging Writers, The Porch Writers’ Collective’s upcoming workshop for high school students. Registration opens Jan. 15.

December 3, 2014

A renowned letterer, Hische will share her perspectives on art and design, the possiblities of new media, and her advocacy of intellectual property rights.

Mark your calendars for the first of the 2015 Watkins Visiting Artists Series, featuring Jessica Hische, whose prolific design and lettering work speaks to the future of art technologies and its implications for blurring the divisions between personal and professional identity, private and public

October 23, 2014

In conjunction with their "Face of a President" exhibit, the James K. Polk Home will present public programs on Nineteenth Century Portraits and early photography.

In conjunction with "The Face of a President" exhibit, the James K. Polk Home will present public programs on 19th-century portraits and early photography.

October 14, 2014

Guided tour highlights African Americans and the Battle of Nashville.

Join Lipscomb University for a half-day guided tour, 9am-12pm, Saturday, October 25, that will take visitors to sites across the city to explore the experience and meaning of the Battle of Nashville, highlighting occupied Nashville and the role of African American soldiers and civilians.

Each tour is hosted by local historian David Currey, and include stops at Peach Orchard Hill, Granbury's Lunnette, and Fort Negley, among others.

October 14, 2014

This free program explores the use of lithographs in 1840s presidential politics.

In conjunction with "The Face of a President" exhibition, the Polk Home will host a free program at 7pm, Thursday, October 16, that centers on one campaign medium--the lithograph. 

August 28, 2014

Grants totalling $14,393 go to four Tennessee organizations for public humanities projects.

Humanities Tennessee has awarded $14,393 in grant funds to four Tennessee organizations for public humanities projects. Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, and Nashville’s Global Education Center, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film, and the Martha O’Bryan Center each received a grant for public projects.

August 28, 2014

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support a series of guided tours sponsored by Lipscomb University as part of its project to acknowledge the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Nashville.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support a series of guided tours sponsored by Lipscomb University as part of its project to acknowledge the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Nashville, “Agents of Their Own Destiny: Race and Remembrance in a Civil War City.”

July 25, 2014

The Tennessee State Museum will host two free events in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit, "The Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation," funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee.

July 17, 2014

Visit the James K. Polk Home & Museum to see "The Face of a President," exhibit, supported by Humanities TN, and enjoy drinks and music in the gardens. For tickets, visit jameskpolk.com.

June 6, 2014

ENHE will hold its summer program for children using literature and field trips to explore the theme, "My Family, My Community, My World." Funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. 

East Nashville Hope Exchange will hold its summer program for children using literature and field trips to explore the theme, "My Family, My Community, My World" from June 16-July 25. Funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. 

June 6, 2014

Three Tennessee organizations receive grants totalling $18,640 for public humanities projects. 

 

Humanities Tennessee has awarded $18,640 in grant funds to three Tennessee organizations for public humanities projects. Red Clay State Park in Cleveland, East Nashville Hope Exchange, and the James K. Polk Memorial Association in Columbia each received a grant for history and literacy projects.

June 6, 2014

The exhibit examines how the advent of lithography and photography “gave a face” to the President and other elected officials, and transformed politicians into celebrities. Funded in part by a grant Humanities Tennessee. 

"The Face of a President" exhibit will be on view June 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015 at the James K. Polk Home and Museum.

February 5, 2014

Humanities Tennessee's new funding priority encourages projects that build mutual respect among Tennesseans.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce a new funding priority for our 2014 General Grant and Small Project Grant Programs.  Although all eligible projects are welcome to apply, our Board of Directors has a particular interest in projects that seek to deepen the understanding Tennesseans have of each other and that model civil behavior by bringing people together to share differing perspectives.

January 8, 2014

New exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum to show the diversity and complexity of slaves' experience.

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.

September 18, 2013

Join renowned Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram for a presentation at the McClung Museum.

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.

September 18, 2013

The Lincoln County Library is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through 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. 

September 18, 2013

The Cookeville History Museum is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," October 19-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.

September 10, 2013

This two-day event explores the fifty years following Emancipation in East Tennessee.