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STUDIO visit to the Studio Museum in Harlem
August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the STUDIO Committee during its first visit to the Studio Museum in Harlem. Attendees will explore the Alma Thomas exhibit.
Alma Thomas examines the evolution of an artist who created a highly personal style that expanded upon traditional Abstract Expressionist and Washington Color School practices through experimentations with abstraction, color, line and pattern. Thomas, who focused on her artistic career after retiring as a school teacher at the age of 69, chartered her own course as an African-American woman within Washington D.C.’s largely white and male mid-20th century artistic community. She often cited natural elements as inspiration, and her signature style reflects the influences of Henri Matisse, Josef Albers, and Wassily Kandinsky—featuring loosely painted yet meticulously constructed canvases, filled with lattice works of bright color creating patterns from negative space. Read more here.
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