Tennessee State Museum Explores the Creation of The Great Smoky Mountains Through its Landscape Paintings
Home to the most-visited national park in America, the Great Smoky Mountains have enchanted tourists, nature-lovers and artists for generations. A new exhibition at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Painting the Smokies: Art, Community, and the Making of a National Park, invites visitors to examine the history of the park through the work of five visual artists active around the time of its creation, about 1900 to 1940. Placing art in conversation with artifacts, the two-gallery, 8,000 square foot show will open April 22, 2022, and run through January 16, 2023. The exhibition will be complemented by a variety of public programming and digital offerings to be announced soon.