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Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond Ongoing | Free

Overview of Exhibition

While the museum’s Higher Ground gallery celebrates our region’s art history, Currents, a new ongoing display, examines recent developments in international contemporary art. It features a selection of objects from the KMA’s growing collection by emerging and established artists currently working in East Tennessee and beyond. In this way, it represents a chronological extension and geographic expansion of Higher Ground that allows viewers to consider the achievements of area artists within a global context. As in Higher Ground, the display in Currents will be rotated periodically in order to showcase recent acquisitions.

Currents promises to serve as a vital educational resource through which area audiences can gain direct access to works reflecting a global art dialogue. It also enables viewers to examine the contributions of East Tennessee artists working today, and assess their achievements alongside those by artists from far and wide.

One Mile
Marcia Goldenstein
Exhibition Notes

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Artist Biography
David Bates
(1952 - )
Zsolt Bodoni
(1975 - )
Jim Dine
(1935 - )
Tomory Dodge
(1974 -)
Marcia Goldenstein
Wade Guyton
(1972 -)
Bessie Harvey
(1929 - 1994)
Richard Jolley
(1952 - )
Karen LaMonte
(1967 - )
Whitney Leland
(1945 - )
Lauren Luloff
(1980 - )
Patricia Piccinini
(1965 - )
Amy Pleasant
(1972 - )
Andrew Saftel
(1959 - )
Devorah Sperber
(1961 - )
Jared Sprecher
(1976 - )
Frank Stella
(1936 - )
Charlotta Westergren
(1969 - )