The Thoma Foundation collection includes over 1,000 works of art in three 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 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).
This collection includes artworks from the early 20th century to the present. A major area of focus is the development of a processed-based approach across evolving media—abstract painting through color field, hard edge and optical art; light art; interactive art; video installation; computer and digital art; and contemporary art that engages technology.
The Spanish Colonial collection includes paintings that capture the expressions and intertwined history of European and Andean cultures. The paintings represent the geographic diversity of the Viceroyalty of Peru, Spain’s management of its interests from Mexico and Central America (New Spain) to South America (all of which was called Peru).