New exhibit opens at Knoxville Museum of Art

Suzanne CadaDowntown, Our Town Arts

Debuting Friday, Jan. 28, the Knoxville Museum of Art presents “Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art” from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation. The exhibit runs through April 24.


Drawn from the exceptional and diverse collections of the Schnitzer Family Foundation, Global Asias examines the cosmopolitan, playful, and subtly subversive characteristics of contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The exhibition highlights the work of fifteen artists of Asian heritage who draw on a rich array of motifs, techniques, and cultural motivations to construct diverse “Asias” in a modern global context. The exhibition is guest curated by Chang Tan, Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies at Penn State.

Admission is always free at the museum, located at 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive, 37916. Hours of operation are Tuesday—Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1—5 p.m. For more information on this and other exhibits, go here or call 865-525-6101.

For info on other local events, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance.

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