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News About "Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful"

THE YEAR AHEAD is rife with an expansive and diverse selection of exhibitions, books and other opportunities to engage with the work of African American artists.

The Columbus Museum has received a $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for the upcoming exhibition Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful, an award that underscores the importance of Thomas’ work and legacy.

Whether the new year brings with it the freedom to roam the world as we once did or continued travel restrictions, make sure these highlights are on your calendar.

The announcement today of a major traveling exhibition co-organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va., and the Columbus Museum in her hometown of Columbus, Ga., is a wonderful way to celebrate her life and legacy.

As the White House prepares for new residents today, one of many things to change will likely be the art on the walls. First Families have a say in how their home is decorated, from drapes and upholstery to furniture and the paintings on the wall. Though it may seem frivolous in the face of the crises that this president, in particular, must face, redecorating is an important way for First Families to both stake their claim and make themselves more comfortable.

RESEARCH IS ONGOING for a forthcoming exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Alma Thomas (1891-1978), the accomplished and technically rigorous abstract painter who was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 1972.

News About Alma W. Thomas