Tennessee Arts Commission

During 1985 and 1986, the Tennessee Arts Commission visited Newberry and Sons' Chairs and took a series of beautiful photographs.  The photographs are reproduced below as thumbnails.  You may click on any photo to enlarge it.

Photo Credit: Photographs by Robert Cogswell, Tennessee Arts Commission, Folklife Program, Nashville, 1985 and 1986.  Photographs reproduced with permission of the Tennessee Arts Council.


About the Tennessee Arts Commission

The Tennessee Arts Commission, an independent agency of the State of Tennessee, was created in 1967 for the support and development of the arts.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is that the citizens of Tennessee have access to and participate in the arts.

The Commission operates under a governance policy with specific goals or "Ends Statements" that guide the work of the agency.

"Cultural agencies are present and their activities utilized throughout the state."

"Arts organizations are well supported."

"Artists work in a supportive environment."

"The people of Tennessee value the arts."

"The arts are vital to education and learning in Tennessee."

"Public policy is favorable toward Tennessee's arts industry."

"The People of Tennessee value their material and cultural history."


Additional Information

For more information on the Tennessee Arts Commission, please visit their web site: http://www.arts.state.tn.us/


Click here to see additional photographs that were taken
by the Tennessee Arts Commission in black and white.