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Johnson City Collects
Tangibility of Faith
A Place for All People
Johnson City Collects: Recent Acquisitions to the Reece Museum's Collection (January 2 - February 22)
A new exhibition, Johnson City Collects: Recent Acquisitions to the Reece Museum’s Collection, is now on display at the Reece Museum through February 22. The exhibition features seventy-three new additions to the museum’s collection by thirteen donors.
These new acquisitions are in good company as the Reece Museum currently houses a collection of over 25,000 artifacts. Featured in Johnson City Collects are artifacts donated from local community members and other donors who have connections to the Reece Museum and Johnson City. These artifacts not only preserve these items but also helps tell the stories of Johnson City and Appalachia.
Tangibility of Faith (January 2 - February 15 )
Tangibility of Faith is a multi-media group show exhibiting fourteen artists in Appalachia and Tennessee who create work inspired by their personal beliefs or the faith of surrounding communities. The art depicts abstract and literal interpretation of icons, prophets, and symbols as well as photographs of congregations and places of worship.
The exhibition will be held from January 2, 2019 until February 15, 2019 at the Reece Museum on ETSU Campus and Tipton Gallery in downtown Johnson City from January 24, 2019 to February 22, 2019. There will be an interfaith panel including Father Matthews of the Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Bristol and contributing artists Dr. Halide Salam of the Muslim faith and Masud Olufani of the Baha’i faith on January 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Reece Museum. Tipton Gallery reception will be on February 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include a musical performance of Bluegrass/Gospel and traditional Iranian music by recent ETSU graduate Sasan Ahovan.
For additional information about the exhibition contact Slocumb Galleries director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at 423.483.3179.
A Place for All People (January 2 - February 22)
A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a commemorative poster exhibition celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum Sept. 24, 2016. Based on the inaugural exhibitions of the museum, the posters highlight key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. A Place for All People is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the museum.