Knoxville Museum of Art Presents Annual Art Lecture

April 1, 2011

The Knoxville Museum of Art presents the fourth annual Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer lecture on Tuesday, April 12 at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited and reservations are recommended.

This year’s speaker, Valerie Cassel Oliver, is senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Cassel Oliver has organized numerous solo and group exhibitions including the acclaimed Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970 (2005), Black/Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art (2007), and, with Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image (2008/09). Prior to her 10-year tenure at CAMH, she was director of the Visiting Artist Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and program specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000, she co-curated the Biennial for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Most recently, she was named the 2011 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize by the High Museum of Art.

The lecture series honors the memory of Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer and her many years of tireless, enthusiastic, and dedicated service to the Dulin Gallery of Art and the Knoxville Museum of Art. The event is made possible by the Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Fund and is supported by The Rogers Foundation, The Melrose Foundation, and Wayne R. Kramer.

To reserve a seat, please respond via email to or call 865.934.2037.

The Knoxville Museum of Art The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am–5pm, Friday 10am–8pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit