Johnson City Press: ‘Johnson City Collects’ exhibit highlights recent Reece Museum acquisitions
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‘Johnson City Collects’ exhibit highlights recent Reece Museum acquisitions

Contributed • Feb 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

“Johnson City Collects: Recent Acquisitions to the Reece Museum’s Collection” is on display at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum through Feb. 22, with 73 new additions to the museum’s collection from 13 donors.

These acquisitions are in good company since the Reece Museum houses a collection of over 25,000 artifacts.

“Johnson City Collects” features artifacts donated to the museum by members of the local community and by donors from outside the region who have connections to the Reece Museum and/or Johnson City. It also includes museum purchases made at recent auctions of items from the historic Masengill’s Specialty Shop and Robin’s Roost properties and from a 2018 Reece exhibition about self-taught artists.

“Objects provide visual access to the past,” said Reece Museum Director Randy Sanders. “The museum’s collection and those who contribute to it join to tell a rich, eclectic, ongoing story of the exploration of ETSU, Johnson City, Appalachia and beyond.”

The “Johnson City Collects” exhibit is in conjunction with the city’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

The Reece Museum is free and open to the public, and regular hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Reece Museum at 423-439-4392. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

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