April 1, 2019 – (Knoxville, TN) The Knoxville Museum of Art presents the twelfth annual Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture with Shawnya L. Harris, Ph.D. at the Knoxville Museum of Art on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6pm.
Shawnya L. Harris, Ph. D. has been the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art at the Georgia Museum of Art since 2015, where she organizes group and solo exhibitions focused on both historical and contemporary artists of African descent. Prior to the appointment, she was assistant professor of art history at Elizabeth City State University, and has also taught at Middle Tennessee State University and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill. Harris is also the former director of the University Galleries at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro. She holds masters and doctoral degrees in art history from UNC Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from Yale University.
The annual Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture honors the memory of a dedicated staff member of the Dulin Gallery of Art and the Knoxville Museum of Art and celebrates her passion for the visual arts and learning. Each year the series brings to Knoxville a prominent artist, art historian, art educator, or expert in a related field.
The event is free and open to the public thanks to support from the Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Fund, The Melrose Foundation, and Wayne R. Kramer.
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 through Saturday 10am–5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit www.knoxart.org.