What’s on the Rock?

McClung Museum Paints the Rock

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McClung Museum Paints the Rock

McClung Museum staff paint the rock--keep up with museum events, exhibits, and more by following us @mcclungmuseum.

Submitted by: Catherine Shteynberg

This and other photos in this set were submitted by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University of Tennessee, where painting The Rock is a decades-long tradition. See www.utk.edu/therock/ for more details.

 


About the Rock

Unearthed in the 1960s, the Rock soon thereafter became a “canvas” for student messages. For years the university sandblasted away the messages but eventually deferred to students’ artistic endeavors. The Daily Beacon has editorialized: “Originally a smaller rock, The Rock has grown in prestige and size while thousands of coats of paint have been thrown on its jagged face. Really, its function is as an open forum for students.”

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