Arts & Culture

Writing from a Blue Flame

UT Knoxville alumna Monica Brashears' gothic novel named as one of the best books in 2023.

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Ellie and Drew Holcomb

The Troubadour and the Songstress

Music weaves throughout this UT Knoxville couple’s story of a friendship turned to love.

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Beauford Delaney (Knoxville 1901-1979 Paris), Abstraction #12, 1963, Oil on canvas, 51 ½ x 38 ½ inches, Knoxville Museum of Art, 2018 purchase

Carried in His Heart

UT Libraries purchased Beauford Delaney’s personal archives to bring the Harlem Renaissance painter home.

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Featured photo: Left, Cornelius Smith Jr. (Frederick Douglass) in American Prophet, which ran July 15-Aug. 28 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Photo By Margot Sschulman

Whispering Truth

A UT Martin and UT College of Law graduate stood on the wings of a stage this summer to witness…

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Expressions of Art on UT Campuses photo collage

Expressions of Art on UT Campuses

A collection of photos showing UT Students across UT campuses performing and participating in various art forms.

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UTC marching band

Making Beautiful Music

Band members from across the UT System found it life changing and now they help change others’ lives.

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Emma Jo Eversole greets the crowd on horseback at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Learning the Trick

Emma Jo Eversole reaches her goal of becoming trick rider.

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the patented Easy Whip device

Alumni Invention to Help Surgery Patients

Lia Winter and Preston Dishner refined their innovative medical device throughout their time in the MS–MBA program at UT Knoxville.

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Paula Temple in her studio surrounded by her art

Art Unfenced

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down indoor galleries in France, Paula Temple took her talents to the streets and opened…

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Erin Zammett Ruddy

Loosening the Grip on the Big Life Plan

Erin Zammett Ruddy learned some life skills in her 20s that also helped her face the pandemic. Just don’t ask…

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Welcome to the UT Family

How UT's campuses and academic program prepared five Class of 2020 graduates.

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A tiny perfect bound leather book held between a thumb and index and middle fingers

The Odd and Rare

Celebrate UT Knoxville’s 225 year with treasures from the UT Libraries’ Special Collections.

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Donde Plowman

Ninth Chancellor Appointed

Donde Plowman has returned to UT Knoxville to serve as the campus’ ninth chancellor.

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Ryan Windeknecht walks around his philosophy classroom with an oversize yellow notepad

Game On!

In some classrooms, learning really is fun and games.

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Riley Toll

Making Makers

From labs to clubs to Hodges Library, UT Knoxville makes spaces for makers.

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David Harman

The Maker City

UT alumnus David Harman helps drive Knoxville’s creative space.

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Slide Book cover

Make ’Em Laugh

An excerpt from Carl Wolfson's Slide!, a tragicomedy about the 1964 Philadelphia Phillies team collapse as well as about Wolfson,…

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An attendee of the grand opening of the UT Knoxville Veterans Resource Center salutes the flag.

Veterans Resource Center Opens

The new center provides student veterans with a place to study, socialize and find access to various campus services.

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David Platillero onstage at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville

A Broken Life Becomes Art

After a car hit him while he rode his bicycle, he thought his dreams of a wife, family and music—along…

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Sally Kirkpatrick

Silencing the Sneer

Since the sixth grade, this novelist dealt with anxiety, self-doubt and depression. After she crumpled under its weight, she found…

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Stack of books featured in article

Smoky Mountain Stories

UT Press captures a national park’s history.

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Ancient Harvest

Want to try some sumpweed?

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collage of images from the 30s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s

Historic Timeline and Memorable Moments: 1917 – 2017

Noteworthy, events, people and moments from the past century

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