Artwork Loans

Video Art by Bruce Conner at Phoenix Art Museum

On loan to the Phoenix Art Museum are Bruce Conner’s 1959-67 and 1959-67/1996 films LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS.

Travelogue films documenting a psychedelic “trip” expresses the hallucinatory, mind-bending consciousness of the 1960s. Combining footage of San Francisco street views with footage taken from a series of scenes from mushroom-hunting excursions through rural Mexico, the short Read more....

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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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Theo Krantz performing at Art House, November 15

Nov 15, 2019

In celebration of the November 15 opening of Lorna by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Art House will be hosting two 15-minute sound art performances by Theo Krantz at 5:45 and 6:45pm.

Theo Krantz (b. 1993) is a sound artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work is defined by frequent use of cassette tape Read more....


Video by Judy Chicago On View at Art House

Judy Chicago’s iconic 1971-1972 film Women and Smoke, California is on view now at Art House.

Judy Chicago (b. 1939) is a groundbreaking American artist who has worked to bring greater recognition to women in the visual arts. Women and Smoke, California documents a series of performances that Chicago choreographed in the California landscape.

Combining Read more....


New Exhibition at Art House: Lorna by Lynn Hershman Leeson

Nov 15, 2019 - Oct 31, 2020

On November 15, 5-7pm, please join us for an opening reception to celebrate Lynn Hershman Leeson’s innovative video installation Lorna.

Slip into the world of Lorna, a fictional, middle-aged woman too obsessed with TV to leave her apartment. Sit in Lorna’s chair and use her remote control to choose her fate in an interactive video. Read more....

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Dylan Mclaughlin performing at Art House

Oct 25, 2019

To celebrate the end of the thematic exhibition Digital Artifacts, the Thoma Foundation is proud to host an evening of sound art performance by Dylan McLaughlin. This closing reception will take place on Friday, October 25 from 5-7pm, and the two 15-minute sound art performances will occur at 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

“Dismantle a World” is Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

Kate Weinstein, Collections Manager, Presents at CODASUMMIT

Kate Weinstein, the Thoma Foundation’s Collections Manager and Registrar, presented at CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place last week in El Paso, Texas. Her presentation went over best practices on acquiring, maintaining, and repairing digital artworks, including the extensive documentation required in collecting this type of artwork. Focusing on the idea of Read more....

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Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art

Mar 12, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019

Traveling exhibition The Crime of Art, now on view at the Cummer Museum of Art, centers on Kota Ezawa’s study of a major museum heist that remains unsolved.

On loan from the Thoma Foundation is Ezawa’s Double Tape, a two-channel digital video animation on vintage monitors which replicates actual security footage from the 1990 Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

2019 Arts Writing Award Winner McKenzie Wark Publishes New Book

McKenzie Wark, awardee of the Thoma Foudnations 2019 Arts Writers Award in Digital Art, has published a new book: Capital is Dead.

In this radical and visionary new book, Wark argues that information has empowered a new kind of ruling class. Through the ownership and control of information, this emergent class dominates not only labour Read more....

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Fiamma Montezemolo in “how the light gets in”

Sep 07, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019

how the light gets in at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University brings together an international group of 58 artists and artist teams and collectives, representing 29 countries of birth and residence. Their work engages with themes of migration, immigration, displacement, and exile, across mediums such as drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, and Read more....