Studio Salon | Leslie Wayne and Saya Woolfalk on Alma Thomas, Moderated by Ian Berry

Alma Thomas

Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers, 1968
Acrylic on canvas, 58 7/8 × 50 in.
The Phillips Collection, Washington DC; gift of Franz Bader, 1976
Photo: Arthur Evans

Oct 27, 2016

Galleries and Theatre

Adult Programs, Watch & Listen 2016

Studio Salon is the Museum's literary society that invites language lovers to participate in an ongoing series of artist talks, book launches and writing workshops inspired by our exhibitions. This special edition of Studio Salon is presented on the occasion of Alma Thomas, an exhibition that 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.

Alma Thomas is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue by exhibition curators Ian Berry, Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, and Lauren Haynes, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Filled with vibrant illustrations, this stunning volume traces Thomas's development as an artist and includes specially commissioned responses by leading artists Leslie Hewitt, Jennie C. Jones, Leslie Wayne and Saya Woolfalk. Join us as Saya Woolfalk and Leslie Wayne reflect on specific works on view in our main galleries!

This multi-part program will feature an exhibition walkthrough led by the Museum's curatorial department, followed by twenty-minute artist talks in the galleries and a public dialogue in the Museum's Theatre moderated by Berry. Following the program, guests are invited to purchase a limited number of copies of the catalogue on site.

This program is free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. To pre-register for this event, please click here. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Studio Salon: Alma Thomas