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Pride Journey Explore: Knoxville, Tennessee

An Unusual Way to Experience “Through the Unusual Door” was a major exhibit for the Knoxville Museum of Art featuring the colorful artwork of Knoxville native Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) with special emphasis on his close intellectual relationship with major civil-rights author James Baldwin. Since the KMA was closed part of the year, the museum put together a virtual tour of the exhibit via YouTube by the best guide there is, Stephen Wicks, curator of the exhibit. These links offer, in effect, a very unusual door to see "Through the Unusual Door."

HistoryBlount Mansion is one of Knoxville’s seven Historic Homes and was the 1792 home of Gov. William Blount, signer of the U.S. Constitution. Known as “The Birthplace of Tennessee”, this property hosts historical exhibits, an art gallery, and a well-maintained garden. Explore this slice of early American history on this virtual tour.

Outdoors Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness makes it easy to socially distance in nature, and there are things to do year-round here. This video isn’t exactly a virtual tour, but gives a glimpse of where visitors can hike, bike, climb, paddle, or just wander in the woods – all within the heart of the city. Over 50 miles of trails and greenways connect you to a beautiful nature center, pristine lakes, historic sites, dramatic quarries, adventure playgrounds, five city parks, and a 500-acre wildlife area.


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