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Reece Museum

The Center for Appalachian Studies & Services

Reece Museum


  • Formally dedicated on October 10, 1965, the B. Carroll Reece Memorial Museum was established as a tribute to the memory of First District Congressman B. Carroll Reece as a "storehouse of knowledge ... for the use of the university's students and the citizens of the state."  This image captures the ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • Reece Museum
  • Visitors viewing Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. The exhibition was produced by the USHMM and traveled to the Reece Museum the fall of 2017.
  • Tibetan monks creating a sand mandala. The monks were at the museum in 2014 as part of a visit sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts.
  • A young artist views his work in the exhibition Exuberance! Kids Make Art about Art curated by Sammie Nicely. The exhibition was in the Reece Museum in 2015.
  • Members of the low visual and blind community take part in a tour specifically designed for them. Using works in the 2017 traveling exhibition A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000, the Reece developed scripts, texture boards and composition boards to make the artwork more accessible to those with low or no vision at all.
  • Visitors to the museum enjoy the works of Mike Smith in his solo exhibition entitled Parting Shots in 2017.
  • A visitor views supporting material in the 2015 traveling exhibition Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience.

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The Reece Museum, a unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, is free and open to the public. For more information, 423-439-4392 or visit                                            

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