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Knoxville Museum of Art presents 11th annual Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture

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Tina Oldknow, Independent Curator and Art Historian. Image courtesy of KMA

KNOXVILLE - Tina Oldknow, Independent Curator and Art Historian, will present the eleventh annual Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture at the Knoxville Museum of Art on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

Oldknow, who specializes in contemporary art, craft, and design in glass, will discuss “Sources of Inspiration in Contemporary Art in Glass.” She retired in 2015 from her post as senior curator of modern and contemporary glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, a position she held for 15 years. During her time in Corning, Oldknow reinstalled the Modern Glass and Contemporary Glass Galleries, and oversaw the inaugural installation of the museum’s Contemporary Art + Design Wing. She has organized over 30 exhibitions in her career, and has written over 100 books, articles, and essays on glass.

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. Please contact or 865-525-6101 x 226 to make a reservation. Reserved seats will be held until 6:00 pm. Reception follows; cash bar.

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 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit

Published April 12, 2018

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