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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 […]

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 […]

Michael Cohen

(b. 1936, Boston, Massachusetts) lives and works in Amherst, Massachusetts Lidded Arch Form, 1975 porcelain, 5.75 x 8 x 2 inches, 93.39.112AB Michael Cohen had an artistic upbringing, and was […]

Tis Mal Crow

Beaded Buckskin Bear Doll, C.2005 8 inches tall On December 15, 1999, the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery opened Transforming Tradition, an exhibition highlighting hand-crafted, tradition inspired, contemporary native objects by […]

Margaret Gregg

(n.d.) New Generation, 1967 collage, 36 x 48.25 x 1.5 inches, 80.106A I work primarily with textiles and produce constructions …a painterly approach with textiles …multimedia …involving silk screen and […]

Marc Hansen

(d. 1975) lived in Kalamazoo, MI Bottle, 1975 porcelain, crystal glaze, 8 ¾ x 6 x 5 ¾ inches, 93.39.19 In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the […]

Anna Malicka-Zamorska

(b. 1942) born in Lviv, Poland, lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland Lobed Chair, 1973 unglazed terracotta, 40 x 44 x 36 inches, 93.39.246A-F Anna Malicka-Zamorska began her extensive career […]

Tim Mather

(n.d.) lives and works in Indiana Raku, 1973 clay, 25 x 25 x 10.75 inches, 93.39.221 In the spring of 1971, under the auspices of the International Academy of Ceramics, […]

Asia Mathis

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Warrior Rabbit, 2012 stoneware clay, 24 x 14 x 12 inches, 2015.65.33 Mathis earned a B.F.A. in ceramics and painting from MTSU and began work as […]

Michael McBride

(b.1957) lives in Nashville Sensual Melody, 2009 oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches, 2015.65.14 McBride earned his B.F.A. from Tennessee State University and his M.F.A. in painting from Illinois […]

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 […]

Virginia McKinney

(n.d.) born in New York, lives in Oregon Flippant Discussions, n.d. stoneware and steel, 15 1/2 x 4 and 18 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, 2005.134 McKinney earned a B.S. […]

Santo Mignosa

(b. 1934) born in Priolo, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, lives in North Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada Sculpture, 1973 raku glazed stoneware 15.25 x 6.75 x 4 inches, 93.39.262 Additional images below […]

Charles Morgan

(1936-2006) lived in Baxter in Putnam County Tennessee Tit Mouse Bird, n.d. wood and paint, 3.75 x 3.75 inches, 77.36.31 Wren wood and paint, 4.5 inches, 77.36.33

Marilyn Murphy

(b.1950) lives in Nashville Night Winds Over Tulsa, 1998 (detail) oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, 2000.40 Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Murphy received her B.F.A. […]

Lesley Patterson-Marx

(b.1975) born in Louisville, KY, lives in Nashville Root Mother Almanac, 2007 mixed media, 36.75 x 29.25 x 1 inches, 2009.54.2 Patterson-Marx holds a M.F.A. Degree from the University of […]

Melis Van der Sluis

(b. 1931) born in Bolsward, Friesland, the Netherlands, lives in Hamilton, New Zealand Japanese Show Lantern, 1973 clay, 9 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches, 93.39.21 When Nazi Germany occupied his […]

Michael E. Taylor

(b.1944) born in Lewisburg, lives in Rochester New York Vase, 1977 glass, 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, 77.36.48 Known more for his geometric, translucent colored glass sculptures, this vase […]

Marvin Yates

(b.1943) born in Jackson, TN, lives in Germantown, TN Sunny Side, c.1970s watercolor on paper, 21 ¾ x 28 ¾ inches, 79.132.70 Yates received his B.F.A. from Memphis College of […]