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The Tennessee State Museum hosts a wide range of FREE, fascinating events and educational programs throughout the year. Advance reservations are not required, unless indicated on the listing. For seated events, seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
In Partnership with Nashville Opera
The Tennessee State Museum, in partnership with Nashville Opera, presents a free performance by Soprano Claire Boling and pianist Melissa Rose of American composer Samuel Barber’s 1947 classic, “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” in the Grand Hall of the Museum on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The composition, based on Knoxville-native James Agee’s 1938 prose poem of the same name, will help mark the final day of the Museum exhibition, Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts. An excerpt of Agee’s piece appears in the exhibition. Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts, selected from the Tennessee State Museum’s vast collection of quilts, closes on July 7, 2019. It highlights the artistry and diversity of the state’s quilt makers and the great variety of stories their quilts tell. Learn more about Boling, Rose, Barber and Agee on the Museum’s Press Room.