City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum

From East Tennessee and Beyond:
Selections from the KMA Collection

This permanent installation in the museum’s lobby area spotlights the significant achievement of local and regional artists over the past century, punctuated by significant works by artists of national and international reputation.

Artists represented range from such important early twentieth century figures as Charles Krutch, one of the region’s first landscape masters, to pioneering African American artist Joseph Delaney. Paintings by Walter Hollis Stevens and other members of the “Knoxville Seven” document mid-century efforts to bring modern art styles to East Tennessee.

More recent accomplishments are represented by recent works by such notable artists currently active in the region as Curtiss Brock, Richard Jolley, John Jordan, Brad Sells, and Crystal Wagner.

Providing the broader context of recent developments on the national and international scene are works by David Bates, Tomory Dodge, Stuart Netsky, Hiraki Sawa, Hunt Slonem, and others.

Media support for this exhibition is provided by:


Hiraki Sawa (Japanese, born 1977)
Between , 2004
3 channel DVD installation
Edition 4 of 8
Knoxville Museum of Art purchase, 2008.01.01

Crystal Wagner (American, born 1982)
Conversion , 2008
Graphite, intaglio, grommets and wood on cut mylar, mulberry paper, construction paper and fomecore

Gift of Lane Hays in memory of Charles A. Hays, who was part of the team responsible for the construction of the Knoxville Museum of Art, 2008.06.01