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Humanities Tennessee conducts and supports public humanities programming across the state. We focus on local history, literary arts, and civic life, and our work sparks conversations and builds stronger communities across Tennessee.

Events

OUTLAWS & ARMADILLOS: COUNTRY’S ROARING ’70s Exhibition

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s major exhibition, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s, explores this era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville, Tenn., and Austin, Texas, revealing untold stories and never-seen artifacts. The exhibition, which opened May 25, 2018, for a nearly three-year run, will explore the complicated, surprising relationship between the Learn More…

TENNESSEE WATERS Exhibit at the Stigall Museum in Humboldt

The Tom & O. E. Stigall Ethnic Library & History Museum will host the Tennessee Waters: Shaping Our Land, Our Lives, and Our Future exhibit from November 16, 2018-January 17, 2019. Tennessee Waters is presented by Humanities Tennessee, the Tennessee Historical Society, and the Albert Gore Research Center. Click here to learn more.

WRITERS IN MODERN APPALACHIA Exhibit & Gallery Talk

Writers in Modern Appalachia, an exhibit by literary arts nonprofit Bloodroot Mountain, will be on display Jan. 2-4 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery on the Maryville College campus. An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Wed., Jan. 2 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Both the reception and Learn More…

A THOUSAND VOICES Film Discussion

This is the story of Native American women in New Mexico, from the creation stories of the beginning of time, through the invasions from Spain, Mexico, and United States. The power remains and the story continues. From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this is a documentary that builds Learn More…

WOMEN ON THE EDGE: The Rioult Dance Company

WOMEN ON THE EDGE…Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War is a trilogy of dances inspired by Euripides’ tragic heroines Iphigenia, Helen of Troy, and Cassandra. Pascal Rioult’s interpretations of these timeless stories highlight not only grace, strength, and resilience of women in society but also the futility and immorality of war. The program includes Iphigenia, Learn More…

Chapter 16

A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers and Passersby

Chapter16.org is a daily online publication that provides comprehensive coverage of Tennessee authors, literary news, and public readings; it also serves as the state’s virtual Center for the Book.

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