This past Monday - August 30th, 2021 - ground was broken for the Delaney Museum at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center here in Knoxville. The Museum will be in the renovated family home of internationally-famous local artist brothers Beauford and Joseph Delaney, who were prominent for a few decades starting in the 1920s. The home is next door to Beck, which exists as 'the storehouse of African American history and culture and is designated by the state as a primary repository of black history and culture in East Tennessee.'
The existing home, seen above, was in need of repair when Beck approached the Design Center in 2018 for help. We created renderings, such as the one below, that they were able to then use to raise the funds needed to get them to this point. You can see more about our role in this process on our project page by clicking here, and you can read more about the project at Beck's site by clicking here.