The Delaney Project Goals

I.  Promote and celebrate the art of Beauford Delaney, African American artist born in Knoxville, TN;

II. Gather people to plan art, culture, and history activities that expand public awareness of Beauford Delaney;

III. Establish Knoxville as a center of Excellence for the study of Beauford Delaney’s art and colleagues of the day;

IV. Create new channels of dialogue about the art, culture, and history of his work on Knoxville.

The Delaney Project Council

Governance Circle:

Sylvia PetersChair
Retired Educator, Art Collector, Community Activist

David Butler– Executive Director, Knoxville Museum of Art
Beauvais Lyons– University of Tennessee Art Department
Avice Reid– Sr. Director of Community Relations, City of Knoxville
Alan Rutenberg– University of Tennessee Humanities Department
Patricia Rutenberg– University of Tennessee History Department, Senior Lecturer
Stephen Wicks– Curator, Knoxville Museum of Art

Council Members:

Emily Anderson– Librettist
Steve Cotham– East Tennessee History Center
Aram DemirjianMusic Director, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Amy J. EliasDirector, UT Humanities Center
Kathryn FradyExecutive Director, Marble City Opera
Evelyn Gill– Knox County Commissioner
Renee KeslerPresident, Beck Cultural Exchange
Twuanna Munroe Ward– Links Inc., Knoxville (TN) Chapter
Monique WellsFounder, Wells International Foundation

*Permission to use images granted by Estate of Beauford Delaney, by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esq., Court Appointed Administrator