Exhibitions

CURRENTS: RECENT ART FROM EAST TENNESSEE AND BEYOND

Knoxville Museum of Art / 1050 World's Fair Park Dr. May 15, 2009 - December 15, 2026

Currents examines recent developments in international contemporary art. It features a selection of objects from the KMA’s growing collection by emerging and established artists currently working in East Tennessee and beyond. In this way, it represents a chronological extension and geographic expansion of Higher Ground that allows viewers to consider the achievements of area artists within a global context. As in Higher Ground, the display in Currents will be rotated periodically in order to showcase recent acquisitions.

Currents promises to serve as a vital educational resource through which area audiences can gain direct access to works reflecting a global art dialogue. It also enables viewers to examine the contributions of East Tennessee artists working today, and assess their achievements alongside those by artists from far and wide.