Exhibitions

The Thoma Foundation invests in groundbreaking exhibitions that advance scholarship and public engagement related to the areas of our collections

Questions about our exhibition grant opportunities should be sent to grants@thomafoundation.org. All grant requests must be submitted through our grants portal.

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Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, the first major exhibition ...

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for ...

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I Was Raised on the Internet

I Was Raised on the Internet focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. Due to new types of gaming and entertainment and the rise of social ...

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Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths

For more than two millennia, ironworking has shaped African cultures in the most fundamental ways. Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths reveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led ...

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Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection

This major exhibition explores new forms of abstract painting from the 1960s, following the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Highlighting color-based, geometric, and perceptual experiments, this selection of works from the Carl & ...

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Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI

In today’s AI-driven world, increasingly organized and shaped by algorithms that track, collect, and evaluate our data, the question of what it means to be human has shifted. Uncanny Valley is the ...

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Currents New Media Festival 2016

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA provides the community with opportunities to experience New Media Arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces. Over 9,000 visitors attended festival events in 2019. The Festival is enjoyed ...

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Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West

Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and The West is a traveling exhibition organized by the Harwood Museum of Art that focuses on the life and times of one of the ...

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With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to provide major support for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ upcoming exhibit With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985, ...

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