Alma Woodsey Thomas: Beneath the Surface

Abstract painting composed of brightly colored, lozenge-shaped brushstrokes in vertical stripes of navy, purple, turquoise, yellow, orange and red.The overall effect is as if the painting was collaged out of torn pieces of paper, with the white of the canvas showing through.
Join a colorful conversation on the Smithsonian’s conservation research into Alma Woodsey Thomas’s artistic process.

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Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021
1 to 1:45 pm

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About the Program

Join a colorful conversation with Gwen Manthey, paintings conservator at Smithsonian American Art Museum, on the Smithsonian’s research into Alma Woodsey Thomas’s artistic process. Learn about the materials and techniques that the artist used to create her abstract compositions and vibrant patterns.  

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join.


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