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Kumi Yamashita’s Digital Sculpture on Loan to Wichita Art Museum

Aug 03, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020

Light & Shadow at the Wichita Art Museum explores the work of two sculptors who create artwork of ethereal beauty: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamashita. On loan from the Thoma Foundation is Yamashita’s 2015 sculpture Chair, of which a key component is its cast shadow.

Both artists create sculptures through labor-intensive handwork and trial-and-error experimentation. Read more....

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Spanish Colonial Paintings at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

Apr 24, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019

The Thoma Foundation is proud to loan two Spanish Colonial paintings of Saint Michael the Archangel for the Cantor Arts Center’s exhibition How the West Was Won. These 17th- and 18th-century paintings are juxtaposed with Yinka Shonibare’s “Cowboy Angels” prints to provide deeper context for thinking about identity and power across the Americas and Read more....

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“Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain” at Museo de Historia Mexicana

Oct 30, 2019 - Feb 23, 2020

The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide support for the traveling exhibition Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain, organized by the San Diego Museum of Art. This exhibition will be on view at the Museo de Historia Mexicana in Monterrey, Mexico, from October 30, 2019 – February 23, 2010. Art & Empire Read more....

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Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection

Oct 11, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020

Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection at the Rockford Art Museum explores new forms of abstract painting from the 1960s, following the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. This exhibition of works from the collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation includes an international group of 33 artists associated with some of the Read more....

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Federico Solmi’s Solo Exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center

Aug 17, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019

The Grand Masquerade, Federico Solmi’s first solo exhibition in the United States, takes place from August 17 – October 6, 2019, at the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University. This exhibition is curated by Michael Schuetz.

On loan from the Thoma Foundation is Solmi’s 15-channel digital animation Douche Bag City. This artwork, modeled after Read more....

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Spanish Colonial Art at the Blanton Museum

The Thoma Foundation has underwritten a three-year Associate Curatorship of Spanish Colonial Art at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. The position correlates to a long-term loan to the Blanton of works from the Thomas’ distinguished collection of Spanish colonial art. The Thoma Foundation will also support short-term research grants for visiting Read more....

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Extended Exhibition – Virtual Views at Knoxville Museum of Art

Feb 03, 2017 - Jul 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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Bruce Nauman’s Setting a Good Corner Travels to Oklahoma State University

Aug 08, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA – Just in time for the start of the new academic year, Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will host an artwork loan from the Thoma Foundation.

Bruce Nauman’s Setting a Good Corner (Allegory and Metaphor) is an hour-long video that depicts the artist erecting fence posts on his Las Read more....