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Alma Thomas Painting

Colorful mosaic pattern created during a New Jersey craft event.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Price: Free

Ocean County Library: Berkeley Branch

30 Station Road
Bayville, NJ 08721

Ocean County Library

Event Description

Known for her abstract paintings inspired by nature and the African-American experience, Thomas was one of the first black women to break barriers in the art world. 

Her vibrant, colorful, and rhythmic patterns gave her the opportunity to become the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at the renown Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Celebrate Black History Month by creating a painting in the style of the great Alma Thomas.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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