Engage | Event

Virtual Cocktails & Conversation with Professor Mary Campbell

September 01, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Cocktails & Conversation
A virtual lecture with UT Associate Professor of American Art History Mary Campbell

*Click here to watch the lecture*

“I Will Not Be Moved”
An exploration of the works related to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks in the exhibition Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door. Professor Campbell entertains the idea of Parks as a type of self-portrait of Delaney and a way for him to express his inner thoughts.

Beauford Delaney, She Ain’t Getting Up, Mrs. Parks, 1970, Oil on canvas,
Collection of Etienne Boillot. All images © Estate of Beauford Delaney by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
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And for the cocktail…

“Saturday Night Function”

Our featured cocktail for this event was inspired by a thought from our speaker. The “Saturday Night Function” invokes the amazing dinners Baldwin and Delaney used to have with friends like Richard Olney, Bernard Hassell, and Mary Painter. These lively gatherings were named after the Duke Ellington song of the same name. The St-Germain feels like a nice nod to Delaney and Baldwin’s reunion on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. Enjoy this refreshing cocktail as you sit back and watch the lecture.


3-4 Cucumber slices         1 oz. St-Germain
5-8 Mint leaves                   1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Lime juice                  1 oz. Club soda
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumbers. Add mint leaves, lime juice, St-Germain, and vodka. Add ice, SHAKE, and strain into a tall glass over ice. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with cucumber and mint.
Please drink responsibly. Must be of legal drinking age.