Engage | Event

13th Annual Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture

March 15, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The KMA is excited to welcome art historian and curator, Dr. Kellie Jones as the speaker for the 13th annual Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture.

This annual event celebrates the life of Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer and her passion for the visual arts and learning, and recognizes her many years of tireless, enthusiastic, and dedicated service to the Dulin Gallery of Art and the Knoxville Museum of Art. The fund established by Sarah’s family, friends, and others committed to the arts supports lectures by a prominent artist, art historian, art educator, or expert in a related field. We hope that all who attend will share in Sarah’s love for the arts and for the museum.

Dr. Kellie Jones is Chair of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Her research interests include African American and African Diaspora artists, Latinx and Latin American Artists, and issues in contemporary art and museum theory. Dr. Jones has over three decades’ experience as a curator and is the author of two books EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (2011), and South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s (2017). Dr. Jones is the recipient of several awards including the MacArthur Fellows Program award in 2016.