Title page for the portfolio, "Drawn from the McClung Museum," 2014, archival inkjet print by BJ Alumbaugh. Edition: 1/30.
This print reimagines Charles Willson Peale's painting, Artist in His Museum. Set in the McClung Museum, Peale reveals items from the museum's diverse collections, from a gilt Buddha to a cast of a T. Rex skull. The 1957 bequest from Judge John W. Green and Ellen McClung Green that established the museum called for it to be used for "...the display, preservation, and study of paintings, works of art, objects of natural history, [and] historical objects…"
When the museum opened in 1963, it brought together collections from around the University, including millions of objects from 1930s archaeological digs conducted in the region as the Tennessee Valley Authority planned to inundate various hydroelectric sites, and thousands of specimens, artworks, and material culture objects.
|Title||Title Page, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Technique||archival inkjet print|
|Dimensions||H-20 W-15 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of the artist|
|Place of Origin||US|
Charles Willson Peale