Blount Mansion hosts art display

The public is invited to the First Friday Art Opening at the Blount Mansion Visitors Center, 5-7 p.m. on Friday September, 5, 2014, 200 West Hill Avenue in Knoxville.

“We are privileged to have acquired many wonderful pieces over the years, and now we are going to display them for our visitors,” says David Hearnes, Assistant to the Director at Blount Mansion. “This exhibit will showcase some of the best art that the Blount Mansion Association has collected since 1926. These prints and portraits help to make the house truly an amazing experience and help to tell the story of Knoxville, Tennessee, and the United States.”

The show will include portraits of famous Tennesseans, such as Territorial Governor William Blount and his half-brother, Tennessee Governor Willie Blount, as well as Charles McClung, John Sevier, and Mary Boyce Temple.

This is a free event.

Blount Mansion is Knoxville’s only National Historic Landmark given by the National Park Service and is the oldest house museum in Knox County. It is owned and operated by the Blount Mansion Association, Inc., a nonprofit, educational organization.