The Thoma Foundation collection includes over 1,400 works of art in four broad fields. The collection continues to grow, and work from the collection is displayed at our exhibition spaces in Santa Fe and Chicago and lent to exhibition venues around the world.
The Foundation’s Art of the Spanish Americas collection numbers more than 160 works from the 17th–19th centuries, principally paintings from South America. The collection includes religious themes and portraits from the Viceroyalty of Peru and its eighteenth-century division into smaller entities such as the Kingdom of Nueva Granada, as well as a small selection of portraits from the Spanish Caribbean.
This pioneering collection encompasses artistic innovations in custom-coded and algorithmic software, internet-connected and real-time animation, early computer drawing, interactive technology, video installation, electronic sculpture, and works that utilize LED and LCD displays.
The Japanese Bamboo collection includes contemporary Japanese Bamboo baskets, representing both independent artists and bamboo artists from the two professional associations devoted to the field, Nitten (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition) and the Nihon Kogeikai (Japan Craft Arts Association).
Our collection of mid-century global abstract art is centered around the years 1950–1979 and the major movements of that period including Color Field, Hard Edge, Op, Washington Color School, Light & Space and shaped canvas.