UT Downtown Gallery

Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust will be exhibited at The University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery on Gay Street from January 4 – 27, 2019.
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The Violins of Hope exhibition invites visitors to view, learn and contemplate this singular collection of instruments which survived the Holocaust. Each instrument is witness to an individually extraordinary story and ongoing legacy.

The exhibition design conceived subdued spaces within a space, quiet rooms within a room, lit principally by ambient light emanating from surrounding exhibit cases containing the instruments that can never be silenced. Visitors enter intimately scaled rooms designed to impart a sense of respectful dignity, encouraging engagement and reflection of the precious treasure and music played on these storied instruments.

“The Violins of Hope exhibition profoundly challenged me to design a relevant and dignified setting for the visitor to evoke a meaningful, memorable impression with each of these seemingly silent instruments, their artistry, story and legacy.”

- Louis Emmanuel Gauci, Architect

UT Downtown Gallery

The UT Downtown Gallery is a contemporary art gallery exhibiting professional work through funding and support from The University of Tennessee. We are located at 106 S. Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee next door to the Emporium Building.

🏦 Address: 106 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
📱 Phone Number: 865-673-0802
🌐 Website: https://downtown.utk.edu/
⌚ Hours: Sun: 1pm - 4pm × Mon - Fri: 11am – 6pm × Sat: 10am – 3pm

Information stated above is subject to change. Please check the The UT Downtown Gallery's website for up to date information on hours and events.