Events

Featured Event: Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door Exhibit

Date: Friday, February 7 through Sunday, May 10, 2020
Location: Knoxville Museum of Art; Contact: dfeliciano@knoxart.org


2020

Knox County Library Read ~ The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Date: January through March
Location:
Countywide; Presented by: Knox County Libraries; Contact: nhill@knoxlib.org


Movie Screening ~ James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

An 1989 documentary released two years after Baldwin’s death. An introduction to the life and work of an American novelist, intellectual and social critics.

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020 | 2:00 pm
Location:
Lawson McGhee Library; Presented by: Knox County Libraries; Contact: nhill@knoxlib.org


Socratic Seminars ~ James Baldwin The Fire Next Time

Published in 1963. Its frank message about racism consolidated Baldwin’s position as one of America’s most important writers. WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.  Participants will read and discuss short selected passages.

Date and Time: Tuesdays, February 4 and 11, 2020 | 6:30 PM
Location:
Lawson McGhee Library Contact: nhill@knoxlib.org


TV Programming ~ Beauford Delaney: A Short Biography

Date and Time: Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 8:30 PM
Location:
East Tennessee PBS Local Station


KMA Family Fun Day: Celebrating Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door

Date and Time: Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 11:00 AM
Location: Knoxville Museum of Art; Contact: dfeliciano@knoxart.org


Movie Screening ~ James Baldwin I Am Not Your Negro

An Oscar nominated documentary based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. 

Date and Time: Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 5:00 PM
Location:
La Bamba Seafood, 2619 Chapman Hwy #1913, Knoxville, TN 37920 Contact: nhill@knoxlib.org


Spoken Word Performance ~ Black Atticus and Friends

Date and Time: Sunday, February 9, 2020 | After Movie Screening
Location:
La Bamba Seafood, 2619 Chapman Hwy #1913, Knoxville, TN 37920 Contact: nhill@knoxlib.org


TV Programming ~ Beauford Delaney: A Short Biography

Date and Time: Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 6:30 PM
Location:
East Tennessee PBS Local Station


TV Programming ~ Beauford Delaney: A Short Biography

Date and Time: Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 10:30 PM
Location:
East Tennessee PBS Local Station


Socratic Seminars ~ James Baldwin

One of Baldwin’s most provocative and wrenching stories, “Sonny’s Blues” is about estranged brothers forced together again by tragedy and circumstance.  WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.  Participants will read and discuss short selected passages.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 3:00 pm
Location:
Murphy Branch Library Contact: nhill@knoxlib.org


International Symposium ~ In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney

Date: Wednesday through Friday, February 19-21, 2020
Location: The University of Tennessee Humanities Center and Knoxville Museum of Art; Presented by: The University of Tennessee Humanities Center; Contact: Amy J. Elias, humanitiesctr@utk.edu


Arts Presentation ~ A Tribute to the Delaneys

Date and Time: Monday, February 24, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Tickets: $10
Location:
Bijou Theater; Presented By: Beck Cultural Exchange Center; Contact: rkesler@beckcenter.net


Socratic Seminars ~ James Baldwin

One of Baldwin’s most provocative and wrenching stories, “Sonny’s Blues” is about estranged brothers forced together again by tragedy and circumstance.  WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.  Participants will read and discuss short selected passages.

Date and Time: Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 6:00 pm
Location:
Bearden Branch Library Contact: nhill@knoxlib.org


Opera ~ World Premier: ShadowLight, by Larry Delinger

Dates and Time: Friday and Saturday, February 28 & 29 | 7:30 pm
Location: Beck Cultural Exchange Center; Contact: kayla@marblecityopera.com


Knoxville Symphony Orchestra ~ A Shift Festival Send-Off to the Kennedy Center

Date and Time: Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Location:
Tennessee Theater


Shift Festival ~ Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Date and Time: Friday, March 27, 2020 | 8:00 PM
Location:
The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; Tickets: $25


Fundraiser to Benefit the Restoration of the Delaney Home

Date and Time: Thursday, April 16, 2020| 6:00 PM
Location: Knoxville Museum of Art; Presented by:  Beck Cultural Exchange Center and Rotary Club of Knoxville; Contact: rkesler@beckcenter.net


Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture ~ Kellie Jones, Columbia University

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2020| 6:00 PM
Location: Knoxville Museum of Art; Contact: dfeliciano@knoxart.org


Ground Breaking: Delaney Museum at the Beck

Approximate Date: May/June 2020; Location: Beck Cultural Center;
Presented by: Beck Cultural Exchange Center and Rotary Club of Knoxville; Contact: rkesler@beckcenter.net


Documentary Screening ~ Beauford Delaney: So Splendid a Journey

Date: May 2020, Date and Time to be Determined
Location: Canne Film Festival; Contact: amisdebeauford@yahoo.com