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Michael Baggarly

(n.d.) lives in Murfreesboro Merge/Divide (Hammered Steel Series) Hammered steel, 48 13/16 x 48 x 6 inches, 2008.167.2 Baggarly, an associate professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University in […]

Ildiko de Balas

(1931-2016, b. Hungary) lived and worked in Hungary and Belgium One Plus One, 1973 stoneware, 36.25 x 21 x 11 inches, 93.39.36 A Belgian artist with Hungarian roots, Ildiko de […]

Marc J. Barr

(n.d.) born in New York, lives in Murfreesboro Lidded Vessel 159, n.d. clay, 17 x 8 x 8 inches, 2008.168.3 Barr designs stencils and engravings from computer-manipulated photographs to create […]

Dale Baucum

(b. 1951) lives in Memphis Pot with Abstract Design, 1977 ceramic, 18 ¾ x 18 ¾ inches, 77.36.10 “Somewhere between 1969 and 1973, I lost all memory of ever wanting […]

Joyce Ann Robinson Bell

(b.1936) lives in Ripley in Lauderdale County Ripley Choctaw beaded necklace (detail) size 10 glass seed beads, barrel clasp, felt, plastic and leather, 18 x 3 x .5 inches, 2004.50.9 […]

Budd Bishop

(1936-2016) lived in Livingston Tranquil Pond–Overton County Along Windle Road, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2015.65.28 gift of artist (TN Arts commissioner 2004-2011) in honor of the […]

Sandra Blain

(b. 1941, Chicago, Illinois) lives and works in Arizona Totem, 1975 stoneware, salt glaze, 36 x 14 inches, 93.39.247 Sandra Blain received her B.S. in Education in 1964 from Northern […]

Akira and Larry Blount

Akira (1954-2013) Larry (n.d.) Red Bud Figure Vessel, 21st century wood, fiber, paper, 20 x 6 x 4 inches, 2003.23.5 Akira received a B.A. in Art Education from the University […]

Joe Bova

(b. 1941, Houston, Texas) lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico Illustrious Frilled Footed Slug, 1973 porcelain, 8.25 x 17 x 6.75 inches, 93.39.16 Joe Bova loved to draw […]

Jeanne Brady

(n.d.) lives in Smithville, TN Spring (Hope Eternal), 2014 hand screen printed and resist dyed linen, silk, and wool. Fiber reactive and acid dyes, 52 x 16 inches, gift of […]

James Breed

(b.1980) lives in Knoxville in Knox County Tractor Trailer, 2010 glass, 10 x 6.5 x 34 inches, 2015.65.35 Breed attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he received a B.F.A. in craft/material […]

Cynthia Bringle

(b. 1939, Memphis, Tennessee) lives and works in Penland, North Carolina Salt-glazed Teapot, 1973 stoneware, 11.25 x 7 x 5.5 inches, 93.39.253 a and b Additional images below. From a […]

Victor Brosz

(1925-1999) born in Portland, Oregon and lived and worked in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Time Remembered, 1975 stoneware, salt glaze, 23 x 14 x 10 inches, 93.39.235              Left: Brosz, […]

Joe Brown

(n.d.) lives in Readyville Music Stand, 2003 hand-forged iron, 45 x 24 x 15 inches, 2003.112.2 The technique of heating metal and forming it into works of art was the […]

Olen Bryant

(1927-2017) born in Cookeville, TN and lived in Cottontown, TN Mother and Child, 1970-1971 hand-carved wood, 55 x 16 x 6 inches, 74.11.2 Hand-carved wooden bowl, 1970 Wood, 5.5 x […]

Lewis B. Burton

(b. 1928) lives in Clarksville Collage V, 80.72 Graduating from Nashville’s George Peabody College for Teachers with a M.A., Burton taught art in the Davidson County School System prior to […]

Bill Lehnert

(n.d.) born in Tennessee, lives in Asheville, NC Sunrise, n.d. gold wire, semiprecious stone, 8 x 6 3/4 x 1/2 inches, 77.36.45 Lehnert earned an engineering degree from Auburn University […]

Byron McKeeby

(1936-1984) lived in Knoxville Thermometer, 1972 lithograph print, 80.70 “Great art concerns itself not with art, but with awakening the human consciousness to itself.” – McKeeby McKeeby earned degrees from […]

Bill Sawyer

(b.1936) born in Nashville, lives in North Carolina Hang on Little Brother, n.d. acrylic and wood, 86.19 A self-trained artist, Sawyer began painting while serving overseas in the U.S. Army […]

Brad Sells

(n.d.) lives in Cookeville Storm Blanket, n.d. wood carved sculpture, 30 x 35 x 21 inches, 2015.65.10 “My sculptural works stem the belief that all matter has the kiss of […]

Erin Brady Worsham

(b. 1957) lives in Nashville Inclusion, 2002 paper, ink, digital printing, 24.25 x 15.75 x .75 inches, 2007.122.1 Can you find Worsham in the image? She is located in the […]