Knoxville Museum of Art Announces May 2014 Debut Festivities Celebrating Richard Jolley Glass Masterpiece

April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013 (Knoxville, TN) — The world is invited to Knoxville, Tennessee, during the first week of May 2014 to celebrate the opening of Cycle of Life, Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity. This epic sculptural masterpiece by internationally acclaimed artist Richard Jolley will be a permanent installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art. At 185 running feet and over seven tons, Cycle of Life is expected to be the largest figural glass assemblage in the world. Installation in the museum’s Great Hall begins in the fall of 2013. This transformational gift from Ann and Steve Bailey has also provided the catalyst for a comprehensive renovation of the museum’s landmark Clayton Building, designed by the late Edward Larrabee Barnes, and the construction of new garden areas, all of which are expected to be complete by May 2014.

Plans are being made for a series of exciting educational and celebratory events at the Knoxville Museum of Art Tuesday, April 29 through Sunday, May 4, 2014 for the entire Knoxville community and out-of-town guests. Watch for more details on

Artist and assistants wrangle with “Sky,” part of Cycle of Life

The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10am–5pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit

The KMA thanks Amica Insurance for sponsoring admission during April 2013.