Dine and Discover November 5, 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. Steve Cotham on Catherine WileySteve Cotham is the manager of the McClung Historical Collection located in the East Tennessee History Center in downtown Knoxville. Cotham holds three academic degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, including advanced degrees in history and library science.
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.