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Happy Hour: Alma Woodsey Thomas and Her Circles
A virtual happy hour will celebrate Alma Woodsey Thomas and her remarkable art circles. A specialty cocktail will be made in her honor and artworks and stories about the Little Paris Group and Washington Color School, a visual art movement primarily concerned with non-representational color field painting. Guest speaker Fanna Gebreyesus, curatorial associate at Glenstone Museum, leads an exploration of #5WomenArtists behind these art movements. This program is a part of a citywide celebration of the artist Alma Woodsey Thomas ((1891–1978)
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alma W. Thomas Everything Is Beautiful: A Washington, DC, Citywide Celebration
Alma W. Thomas (1891–1978) was a pioneering artist and educator who taught us the importance of seeking beauty in the everyday. Beyond her artwork, Thomas’s contributions to DC’s cultural heritage were vast and varied—she was the first graduate of Howard University’s Department of Art, the first African American woman to have a work of art acquired by the White House Collection, a founding member and vice president of one of the first Black-owned private galleries in the nation, and a teacher for 35 years. In summer and fall 2021, cultural and educational institutions across Washington, DC, will celebrate Thomas’s life with a variety of programs and events, alongside the retrospective Everything Is Beautiful at The Phillips Collection, October 30, 2021, to January 23, 2022—honoring the artist through opportunities that encourage the pursuit of beauty. Visit www.AlmaThomasDC.com for more information.