The museum hosts programs with visiting lecturers and local experts that bring art to life—and life to art.
Friday, December 4 at 12 p.m. EST
Pre-registration is required.
Lava Thomas tackles issues of race, gender, representation and memorialization
through a multidisciplinary practice that spans drawing, painting, photography,
sculpture, and site-specific installations. Drawing from her family’s Southern
roots, current and historical socio-political events, intersectional feminism
and African American protest and devotional traditions, Thomas’s practice centers
ideas that amplify visibility, healing, and empowerment. Thomas is a recipient
of the 2020 San Francisco Artadia Award and is a Lucas Artist Fellow in Visual
Arts. Her work has been exhibited in various venues across the country and is
held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum of Harlem, among others.