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Samuel A. Yates Object Study Room

Samuel A. Yates made immeasurable contributions to the School of Art and Ewing Gallery over his 41-year career at the University of Tennessee. His legacy includes the development of the Ewing Collection, which will benefit generations of future UT students. This room, dedicated to the study and exhibition of the collection, is named in his honor.

Consider bringing a class to this space as part of your semester instruction. The gallery receives reservation requests for the first three weeks of each semester. Please contact Sarah McFalls with all reservation requests.


How do I reserve the Samuel A. Yates Object Study Room?

Please contact Sarah McFalls with all reservation requests. Provide proposed visit dates and times, the name of your course, and the number of students enrolled in your class.

How do I know what works are available?

Over 1,000 pieces from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection have been digitized and made available in our online, searchable database. The Ewing Gallery staff are also available to work with you to select pieces within a given medium or subject. The gallery reserves the right to approve all object requests and may restrict access to some works due to size or condition.

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of browsing 1,000+ images? Start here.

I don’t teach art. What pieces would be a good fit for my classes?