“Jellies: Living Art,” a new display of jellyfish, will open in May at the Tennessee Aquarium and will include glass sculptures of the squishy marine animals at the Hunter Museum of American Art.
The new details surfaced Tuesday as part of a news release from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
The exhibit previously was on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, where it was the highest-rated gallery in the aquarium’s history, according to the release.
Attempts to reach officials at the aquarium failed, and messages were not immediately returned.
In September, Aquarium officials confirmed that a shipment of jellyfish had arrived from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, but were tight-lipped about the exhibit at the time.
Katrina Craven, spokeswoman for the Hunter Museum, said both downtown attractions still were ironing out the specifics and she hoped more details would be finalized in January.
She would not comment on any of the plans, but said the museum would display some of the glass sculptures mentioned in the release.
Andy began working at the Times Free Press in July 2008 as a general assignment reporter before focusing on Northwest Georgia and Georgia politics in May of 2009. Before coming to the Times Free Press, Andy worked for the Anniston Star, the Rome News Tribune and the Campus Carrier at Berry College, where he graduated with a communications degree in 2006. He is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Tennessee ...