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DRAWING SESSIONS in the MUSEUM

Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. The Spelman College Department of Art and Art History has a longstanding tradition of hosting life drawing sessions for artists of all ages and levels. Join us for a special Drawing Sessions inside the Museum with artist educator Charmaine Minniefield. This program is free and open to the public. Please bring your own materials and note that there will be low lighting and paint is not allowed in the galleries. This program is organized in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History, Spelman College. Please note that our current exhibition, Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, contains nudity and strong, suggestive language that may not be suitable for all audiences. Registration is encouraged via Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2mb2b4D.
Mickalene Thomas:  Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities
Mickalene Thomas:  Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities

An exhibition organized by the Aspen Art Museum On view February 9 – May 20, 2017
Please give to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art during its 20th anniversary season

Please give to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art during its 20th anniversary season

2016 has been an exceptional year for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. During this season of charitable giving, relive highlights from our 20th anniversary and consider supporting the Museum by making a tax-deductible gift. Your generosity will help...
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Installation view of “Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities,” Aspen Art Museum (March 10 – June 12, 2016)

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities
February 9 – May 20, 2017

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.

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities is made possible with support by

Wish Foundation and LUBO Fund