Exhibition Opening – Nellie Mae Rowe and Beauford Delaney
Be among the first to see our special exhibitions Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom and Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe at the opening celebration. Dive into the worlds of two change-making artists of the 20th century by exploring Beauford Delaney’s experimentation with abstraction and immersing yourself in the imaginative works of Nellie Mae Rowe, and enjoy music by Swayyvo. Regular admission applies; members and youth 17 & under are free.
Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom is organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Support for this exhibition and publication is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Major funding for this exhibition and publication is provided by Judith Alexander and Henry Alexander. Generous support for the national tour is provided by Art Bridges. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Katherine Jentleson, Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Local support for both exhibitions is generously provided by Elder’s Ace Hardware.
(left) Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900–1982), Pay House, 1981, crayon, marker, and pencil on paper, 24 ¾ x 29 ½ inches, High Museum of Art, gift of Judith Alexander, 2003.217. © 2023 Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
(right) Beauford Delaney (Knoxville 1901-1979 Paris), Abstraction 12, 1963, oil on canvas, 51½ x 38 ½ inches, Knoxville Museum of Art, 2018 Delaney Acquisition. © The Estate of Beauford Delaney, by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, Court Appointed Administrator.