Exhibition

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, United States
09 Feb 2017 - 20 May 2017

Moment’s Pleasure # 2, 2008, rhinestones, acrylic and enamel on wood panel, 72” x 84” © 2008, Mickalene Thomas.

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to present Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities.

Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) is perhaps best known for her large-scale elaborate paintings that are adorned with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Combining art historical, political, and pop cultural references she introduces a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expands common definitions of beauty. Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, an exhibition featuring photographs, film, and video, is a richly textured, and moving portrait of the multiplicities of womanhood that builds upon the artist’s ongoing reconsideration of black female identity.

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities is organized by the Aspen Art Museum.

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