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Historic Tennessee: Photographs by Robin Hood 

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 7 2010
Price: free
The Tennessee State Museum debuts two exhibits this month. Tennesseans: A People’s Legacy and Historic Tennessee: Photographs by Robin Hood both celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our fair state. Tennesseans: A People’s Legacy arranges various objects of material culture to weave a story of an evolving people. The show’s scope is broad — it reaches back to the frontier days of the Volunteer State and rounds out its narrative with modern art. Highlights of the show include sculpture by African-American folk artist William Edmonson and paintings by Harlem Renaissance master Aaron Douglas. The exhibit pairs nicely with the smaller show of photographs by Robin Hood. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Hood is a nationally recognized wizard at his craft. In this exhibit, he attempts to “expand traditional perspectives of historic sites” by telling a story that is multi-cultural and broad in its social and temporal scope.
— Deborah Walden


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