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Interior: Monet's Blue Foyer

Mickalene Thomas (American, born 1971). Interior: Monet's Blue Foyer, 2012. Rhinestones, acrylic, oil, and enamel on canvas on wood panel, 108 x 240 inches (274.3 x 609.6 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 2013 (2013:3a-e). © Mickalene Thomas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Virtual Presentation Series for Educators: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art? Spotlight on Mickalene Thomas

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 ● 6:30 pm
7:15 pm

FREE for educators
Virtual Event

This third event in our new monthly series for educators will focus on artist Mickalene Thomas, who is best known for her elaborate painterly practice involving rhinestones and a colorful palette. Inspired by Thomas's Interior: Monet’s Blue Foyer, 2012, in the the Albright-Knox’s collection, we’ll explore how the artist's concepts of beauty, femininity, gender, and race can inspire lesson plan development and artmaking.


Please register online. Registered participants will receive a link to join this virtual event the morning of the program.

About the Series

In these free monthly presentations just for educators, we will explore contemporary artists from the Albright-Knox’s collection and public art projects for curriculum inspiration. Join School and Docent Programs Coordinator Lindsay Kranz for discussions on how contemporary artists are exploring what it means to be a citizen in the 21st century and how those themes might engage students in virtual and in-person learning. View All Series Dates

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