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Saturday, April 6, 2019

KMA Mounts Classes Duo Paris / Knoxville Exhibition

On April 2, the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) opened an exhibition of works by the children who are participating in the Classes Duo Paris / Knoxville cultural exchange program based on Beauford's life and art.

Knoxville Museum of Art
© Wells International Foundation

In October 2018, participants in the program from Knoxville's Nature's Way Montessori School and their families visited Paris and had their works shown at an exhibition at the town hall of the 14th arrondissement (district) alongside those of their Paris counterparts from Jean Zay Elementary School.

Jean Zay (left) and Nature's Way (right) students' copies of
Untitled (Trees)
at the Mairie of the 14th arrondissement
© Wells International Foundation

Educators from Nature's Way also made the trip to Paris and brought works by the Jean Zay students back to Knoxville for the KMA exhibition.

The students' works will be displayed from April 2-June 23, 2019. The students' and parents' reception will take place on Sunday, April 28.

Jean Zay portraits of Beauford Delaney (left)
and Nature's Way portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (right)
at the Knoxville Museum of Art
© Dawn Kunkel

This may well be the first time that elementary school children's art from a single project has been exhibited on both sides of the Atlantic!

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