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Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities
February 9 – May 20, 2017
Installation view of Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, Aspen Art Museum (March 10 – June 12, 2016)
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to present, Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, an exhibition featuring new work by acclaimed painter, photographer, and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas, as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. This solo exhibition, which is organized by the Aspen Art Museum, features photography, mirrored silkscreen portraits, film, video, and furniture.
Save The Date
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., conversation begins at 7:00 p.m.
Be among the first to view Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities. Reserve your seat  for ART PAPERS LIVE: Mickalene Thomas and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D. in Conversation.
20TH ANNIVERSARY
Help Us Celebrate Our Anniversary
The Museum is celebrating 20 years of enriching and inspiring communities through art by women of the African Diaspora. We’ll be marking this occasion all year, but first we called upon the talented House of June, to help us reflect on this milestone. Enjoy SPELMAN 20.
#SpelMuse20  #BeYourOwnMuse
PROGRAM
Yoga In The Museum
Mondays at noon beginning February 13, 2017
Yoga in the Museum is back by popular demand. Enjoy a yoga class surrounded by works of art in Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities and engage in a practice that emphasizes balance, focus, and strength. Yoga in the Museum is made possible by generous support from
RECENT ACQUISITION
Fabiola Jean-Louis
(b. 1978, Haiti/Lives and works in New York)
Marie-Antoinette is Dead (edition 1/10), 2016
Archival pigment print on hot press bright paper
38.5 x 50 inches
Purchased with support from Mignon Goode-Bigelow and James A. Bigelow in celebration of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary
Fabiola Jean-Louis
(b. 1978, Haiti/Lives and works in New York)
Madame Beauvoir’s Painting (edition 3/10), 2016
Archival pigment print on hot press bright paper
38.5 x 50 inches
Purchased with support from Robyn and Frank Sims in celebration of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary
The Museum launched its 20th anniversary with AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life  (September 15 – December 3, 2016), an original exhibition curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., Director of the Museum, and Seattle-based curator Erika Dalya Massaquoi, Ph.D. Thanks to the generosity of Friends, the Museum was able to acquire several works from the exhibition. We are thrilled to welcome Marie-Antoinette is Dead and Madame Beauvoir’s Painting by Fabiola Jean-Louis.
IN THE NEWS
ArtsAtl

Makeba Dixon-Hill, the Curator of Education, was nominated for the ArtsAtl Luminary Award.

Burnaway

Burnaway named Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D. one of the Movers, Shakers, and Newmakers of 2016.
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The Museum is working to present meaningful mission-focused exhibitions, grow the permanent collection, and offer additional programs as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Please help the Museum strengthen its impact and consider making a tax-deductible gift today.
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