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Arts @ ETSU

East Tennessee State University

On Campus

The visual arts are enjoyed at ETSU in a variety of settings. If you are visiting campus or the Natural History Museum at the Gray Fossil Site, you may be surprised at the art you'll find. Consider visiting the following:

  • The Carroll Reece Museum houses a permanent collection of art and hosts permanent, traveling, and temporary art, history, and cultural exhibitions.
  • The Slocumb Galleriesare part of the Department of Art and Design. The galleries host student BFA and MFA exhibitions, the Positive/Negative exhibition (an annual national juried show), and other temporary exhibitions.
  • Art is on display in the Sherrod Library and on Borchuck Plaza in front of the library. Visit theArt in the Libraryweb site to learn more.
  • The Natural History Museum Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Siteoften hosts art exhibitions. Please click on "Exhibits" on their web site for more information.

Art on the Campus Grounds

Post Office Mural

From 1934-1943, the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Art employed artists to decorate newly constructed federal buildings. Unlike other New Deal agencies that provided relief programs, the Section awarded mural contracts based upon national and regional art competitions. Now located on the first floor of the Sherrod Library, Wendell Jones' mural, Farmer Family, once adorned the Johnson City Post Office.  Jones (1899-1956) was born in Galena, Kansas, and he was a well-known landscape painter and muralist. From 1948 until his death, he taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.View the mural here.

Outdoor Sculpture

Permanent and temporary installations of sculpture may be found on the campus grounds.Click hereto learn more about some of the sculpture.

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