Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Virtual Views at Knoxville Museum of Art

Feb 03, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017

Virtual Views at the Knoxville Museum of Art explores the growing importance of electronic new media in contemporary art as seen in the work of artists who are pioneers in the use of LEDs (light-emitting diodes), LCD (liquid crystal display), and computer-driven imagery. The exhibition is the first large-scale loan of digital artworks from the Thoma Foundation Read more....

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Shadow & Space

Two new exhibitions are on view at Orange Door, Chicago. Shadow & Space brings together painting and sculpture from the Foundation’s collection in which artists use unconventional materials to find new forms. Inspired by the Light & Space movement of Southern California in the 1960s, the exhibition dovetails on that genre’s innovative use of lighting effects for Read more....

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Interview with Rebecca Long, curator of Doctrine and Devotion

Rebecca Long, curator of Doctrine and Devotion: Art of the Religious Orders in the Spanish Andes at the Art Institute of Chicago, talks with the Thoma Foundation about the artworks that inspired this new exhibition of Spanish Colonial art at the Art Institute, iconography, and the exchange of images and ideas across the Atlantic.

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Mouse in the Machine: Nature in the Age of Digital Art

Mouse in the Machine: Nature in the Age of Digital Art features 15 digital and software-based artworks by 12 artists from the Thoma art collection to examine the intersection of technology and nature. Using customized software and code, the artworks simulate lifelike biological and ecological systems to emulate the passage of time, seasons and lifecycles.

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Exhibitions

Doctrine and Devotion: Art of the Religious Orders in the Spanish Andes

Mar 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2017

On view through June 25, 2017 at the Art Institute of Chicago, Doctrine and Devotion introduces the major religious missionary orders active in South America during the colonial period. The exhibition explores the visual themes and iconographies developed and promoted by the orders in their efforts to spread Christianity in Spanish South America. Highlighting the political Read more....

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Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West

May 22, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

The Foundation is pleased to support the Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company exhibition organized by the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico. Opening May 22, 2016, the exhibition explores the life and times of Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879-1962), one of the early 20th century’s most significant and under-recognized cultural figures. The Foundation has loaned Read more....

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The Red that Colored the World at the Bowers Museum

Oct 31, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016

The Red that Colored the World exhibition travels to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA and explores the global history and use in art of American cochineal, the producer of the color red. The exhibition includes James Cordova’s bulto, Santa Cristina de Bolsena, from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma collection.

From the Bowers Museum:

“Red, with its brilliant Read more....

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Power Geometry: painting & digital art from the Thoma Foundation collection

Power Geometry: painting & digital art from the Thoma Foundation collection is a thematic exhibition that begins with the fact that geometric shapes have visual power, but it does not end there. The phrase Power Geometry, adapted from globalism studies, is based on the premise that artists have the power to maneuver cultural narratives into visual Read more....

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Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary

Jul 05, 2015 - Jul 03, 2016

Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary: Colonial Painting from South America, the second phase of an exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, features eight paintings on loan from the the Marilynn and Carl Thoma Collection, one of the country’s most distinguished collections of Spanish colonial art. These works tell the story of how local miracles helped Catholicism Read more....

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LUMINOUS FLUX 2.0: new + historic works from the digital art frontier

Jul 24, 2015 - Apr 30, 2016

LUMINOUS FLUX 2.0: new + historic works from the digital art frontier is the second iteration, and a refresh, of the original exhibition at Art House, an exhibition space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, dedicated to sharing works from the Thoma Foundation collections. The exhibition features technological artworks from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation Read more....