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Beauford Delaney, Portrait of Delia Delaney, 1933, pastel on paper, 19 × 20 inches. Knoxville Museum of Art, 2016 purchase with funds provided by the KMA Collectors Circle with additional gifts from Barbara Apking, June & Rob Heller, Donna Kerr, Alexandra Rosen & Donald Cooney, Ted Smith & David Butler, Mimi & Milton Turner, John Cotham, Jan & Pete Crawford, Cathy & Mark Hill, Florence & Russell Johnston, John Z. C. Thomas, Donna & Terry Wertz, Jayne & Myron Ely, Sarah Stowers, Robin & Joe Ben Turner, and Jacqueline Wilson. © Estate of Beauford Delaney by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, Court Appointed Administrator, image Bruce Cole.

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Beauford Delaney’s Portraits – VIRTUAL

Friday, June 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Museum Members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

Join Susan Oliver, touring docent, for an interactive conversation about three artworks in our special exhibition Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom. Before the discussion, find a quiet space. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let it out slowly. Now open your eyes, and engage with the artworks in the image gallery; click on the thumbnail for a larger image, and spend about 15 minutes looking slowly at each.

  • What’s going on in this artwork? What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What do you think the artist is trying to convey about the person in each portrait?
  • Did the artist’s painting style change in the decades between these portraits? How?

Slow Art Fridays

Monthly on second Fridays at 12pm, docents lead virtual, in-depth conversations about a few artworks in our Collection or special exhibitions. The goal is simple: slow down, discover the joy of looking at art, and talk about the experience with others. Topics, artworks, and self-guided questions are posted on the Museum's website in advance for participants, or for those wishing to have a self-guided experience on their own. For more information or to add your name to our Slow Art Fridays mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x122.

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