Congratulations to the Knoxville Museum of Art & curator Stephen Wicks for the landmark exhibition "Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door", opening today and on view through May 10, 2020. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is a proud lender to this exhibition.
"Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door" brings together over fifty paintings, works on paper and unpublished archival material, examining the 38-year relationship between Knoxville native #BeaufordDelaney (1901–1979) and writer #JamesBaldwin (1924–1987) and the ways their ongoing intellectual exchange shaped one another’s creative output and worldview. "Through the Unusual Door" was organized by @knoxart curator Stephen Wicks and draws from the KMA’s extensive Delaney holdings, public and private collections around the country and rarely displayed papers held by the Delaney estate.
The exhibition is accompanied by a color-illustrated catalogue published by the University of Tennessee Press with essays by #MaryCampbell #GlennLigon #LeviPrombaum & #StephenWicks.
 Beauford Delaney (1901–1979), Self-Portrait, 1962, oil on canvas, 25 1/2" x 21 1/4" / 64.8 x 54.0 cm, signed; © Estate of Beauford Delaney by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, Court Appointed Administrator
[2–5] Installation views of “Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door” @ Knoxville Museum of Art