Dine and Discover October 8, 12-1pmHigher Ground is the first permanent installation devoted to the creative achievements of important artists active since the late 19th century whose lives and legacies are closely linked to East Tennessee. Jack Neely and Frederick Moffatt discuss the history of art in Knoxville, and explore how the development of Knoxville’s art communities changed in relation to Knoxville’s growth.Metro Pulse writer and man-about-town, Jack Neely has published many books on the history of Knoxville including Secret History: Stories About Knoxville, Tennessee (1998) and From the Shadow Side (2003). He has been a staffer for the Metro Pulse since 1995, and is now associate editor of that weekly, as well as a monthly humor columnist for Knoxville Magazine
The Knoxville Museum of Art collects, exhibits, and interprets outstanding works by artists of regional, national, and international significance; provides diverse audiences with opportunities for learning and personal growth; and serves as a community gathering and celebration place. The museum is strongly committed to providing experiences that enable people to enjoy and value the visual arts as an expression of the best of a civilized society. The KMA’s landmark facility, designed by renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and opened to the public in 1990, overlooks World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. For more on the museum and its exhibitions and other programs, go to www.knoxart.org.