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Gallery Conversation » Grace Hartigan and Alma Thomas
Join independent curator and Fall Tyson Scholar Melissa Messina as she compares two paintings in the Contemporary Art Gallery – Grace Hartigan’s Rough, Ain’t It (1949) and Alma Thomas’s Lunar Rendezvous-Circle of Flowers (1969) – to explore the ways in which artists of the second generation of Abstract Expressionism used color, form, and texture as visual metaphors and personal expressions of their unique time and place in US history. She will also use these works to discuss her own research into the underrecognized contributions of other black female abstract painters of this time.
Free, no registration required.