Les Amis de Beauford Delaney is partnering with the Wells International Foundation (WIF) to take the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition to the U.S.!

We value your support!

TO MAKE A DONATION, CLICK HERE.
(All or part of your gift through WIF may qualify as a charitable deductible in the U.S.)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beauford: News from the Net

We are five days away from the opening of

Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color!


While I concentrate on the final organizational details for the exhibition, I want to share a couple of news bytes about Beauford from the Internet.

Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes is a three-part exhibition at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art held in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums. Consisting of three exhibits at two venues, its mission is to explore the interaction between jazz music and the visual arts. "Performance" will be located in Cooper Gallery's lobby and front galleries. Works by Beauford will be displayed alongside photographs by Hugh Bell and Van Vechten. There will also be a sound installation accompanying an exhibition of album covers. The exhibition will run from February 3 through May 8.

Norfolk, Virginia's Chrysler Museum of Art has acquired a Beauford Delaney portrait of James Baldwin:

Portrait of James Baldwin
(1965) Oil on canvas
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

The museum's Board of Trustees voted unanimously on December 10, 2015 to purchase this work. It goes on public view this month in Gallery 221 of the Chrysler’s Roberts Wing for American and European Art.

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT!

To contribute to the show, click HERE.

To sign-up to receive the latest behind-the-scenes news about the show, click HERE.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

You're Invited! Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color


It's official! We have opened registration for attendance at the vernissage (opening) for the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition!

It is scheduled for

Wednesday, February 3 at 6 PM.

The venue is:

La Grande Salle
Columbia Global Centers | Paris
Reid Hall, 4, rue de Chevreuse
75006 Paris
Metro: Vavin (Line 4)

You must register to attend this event. Columbia Global Centers | Paris has provided links to English and French sign-up pages:

English registration page

French registration page

Even if you cannot attend the opening, sign up so that Columbia Global Centers can send you invitations for events associated with the exhibition that will take place subsequent to the opening. You will need to register for each event that you wish to attend.

I'm looking forward to welcoming you to the show!

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT!

To contribute to the show, click HERE.

To sign-up to receive the latest behind-the-scenes news about the show, click HERE.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color - Event Schedule

We're only 18 days away from the opening for Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color!

If you haven't already done so, mark your calendar for February 3, 2016.


Here's the schedule of events:

3 February - 6 PM: Vernissage

8 February - 7 PM: Textes & Voix - spoken word artist Mike Ladd talks about jazz and the works presented in the exhibition

16 February - 6:30 PM: Private presentation of exhibition for AARO

17 February - 4 PM: Global Educator Program round table

18 February - 6 PM: Round table discussion - "Multiculturalism in Today's Art World"

20 February - 2 PM: Panel discussion on STEAM Education and Multiple Intelligences

21 February - 3 PM: Celebration of Beauford's life in Paris

25 February - 6:30 PM: Screening of Paris Noir - African Americans in the City of Light by Joanne Burke

To access a superb article on the exhibition and its back story, visit the following link:

Experience the Brilliant Art of Beauford Delaney in Paris

Paris Window
(1953) Pastel on paper
Whitney Museum of American Art
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

You must sign up through Columbia Global Centers' Web site to attend each of these events.

For the English-language sign-up page, click HERE.

For the French-language sign-up page, click HERE.

Your contribution will help make the exhibition a success!

Make your tax-deductible donation here: Wells International Foundation - Private Donor

Les Amis and our partners — Wells International Foundation and Columbia Global Centers | Paris — look forward to welcoming you to Paris and to Columbia University's facility at Reid Hall!

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT!

To contribute to the show, click HERE.

To sign-up to receive the latest behind-the-scenes news about the show, click HERE.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Beauford and Howard Swanson

The Museum of Modern Art in New York holds two works by Beauford, one of which is a portrait of his dear friend, Howard Swanson:

Portrait of Howard Swanson
(1967) Oil on canvas
Image courtesy of Levis Fine Art
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

Howard Swanson was an acclaimed composer who received grants and fellowships that allowed him to travel to Europe before and after the Second World War. In 1952, awards from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship enabled him to settle in Paris a year before Beauford's arrival. He remained in Europe until 1966, when he returned to New York.

Swanson is mentioned nine times in Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney. Biographer David Leeming describes him as a "source of good counsel and friendship" and says that Beauford frequently shared meals with him and could talk with him more freely than with most people. Swanson was present at the gathering organized by Beauford at the Hôtel des Ecoles in December 1955, which resulted in a conflict with the hotel's owners that caused Beauford to move to the Paris suburb of Clamart.

Beauford's Portrait of Howard Swanson was shown in the 1973 solo exhibition of Beauford's work at the Galerie Darthea Speyer in Paris. More recently, it was shown in the Internal Light exhibition at Levis Fine Arts in 2013 and was acquired by MoMA in 2013.

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT!

To contribute to the show, click HERE.

To sign-up to receive the latest behind-the-scenes news about the show, click HERE.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

32 days until the opening!

Happy New Year from Les Amis de Beauford Delaney!

Along with our partners — Wells International Foundation and Columbia Global Centers | Europe Paris — Les Amis is excited to begin the countdown to the vernissage of the Beauford Delaney exhibition in Paris, which is only 32 days away!

Mark your calendar for February 3, 2016.


We've christened the exhibition with an official name - Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color.

As a brief reminder of what we have in store for you, we'll be displaying over 40 paintings and works on paper from Beauford's Paris period. All are being loaned by private collectors in the Paris area and most have never been seen by the general public before.

Sample of works to be exhibited
© Estate of Beauford Delaney,
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator
Collage © Discover Paris!

In addition to the vernissage, we are co-hosting a round table discussion on "Multiculturalism in Today's Art World" on February 18 and a celebration of Beauford's life in Paris on February 21.

Visit the following link for additional details about the show: Beauford Delaney Exhibition in Paris

Want to contribute to the success of the exhibition?

Make your tax-deductible donation here: Wells International Foundation - Private Donor

We look forward to welcoming you to Paris and to Columbia Global Centers | Europe at Reid Hall!

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Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, Reid Hall, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF) are partnering to bring an exhibition of original Beauford Delaney works to Reid Hall in Paris in February 2016! WE VALUE YOUR SUPPORT!

To contribute to the show, click HERE.

To sign-up to receive the latest behind-the-scenes news about the show, click HERE.