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Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001

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Series 4: Exhibition Files , 1951-2000
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3, OV 7

Exhibition files document Thomas's solo and group exhibitions through letters, lists of artwork, loan records, receipts, printed material such as clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs, and photographs.
Individual correspondents from this series include Franz Bader, David Driskell, and Vincent Melzac. In addition to photographs of installations, there are photographs of Thomas at exhibition openings, including her solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum, and photographs of her pictured with individuals including William Buckner, Jeff Donaldson, David Driskell, James W. Herring, and Vincent Melzac. Also found is a photograph of the 1951 Little Paris Studio Group including Lois Mailou Jones, Celine Tabary, and Thomas.
The file for Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings contains two video recordings related to this exhibition at two separate locations: the Columbus Museum and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Duplicates and blank versos of photographs have not been digitized.
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First Annual Exhibition of the Little Paris Studio Group (1951), Inspiration House, 1951
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40
Hilda Shapiro/Alma Thomas (1959), Watkins Gallery at American University, 1959
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41
Watercolors by Alma Thomas (1960), Dupont Theatre Gallery of Art, 1960
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42
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1959-1966 (1966), Howard University Gallery of Art, 1966
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43
Negro Artists in Washington (1968), George Washington University Art Gallery, 1968
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44
Alma Thomas: Recent Paintings (1968), Franz Bader Gallery, 1968
Oversized material housed in OV 7
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45
1969: Twelve Afro-American Artists (1969), Lee Nordness Gallery, 1969
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46
The Washington Painters (1969), Ringling Museum of Art, 1969
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47
Alma Thomas: Earth and Space Paintings (1970), Franz Bader Gallery, 1970
Oversized material housed in OV 7
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48
Alma W. Thomas: Recent Paintings (1971), Fisk University, 1970-1972
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49
Alma W. Thomas: Recent Paintings (1971), Fisk University, Photographs, 1970-1972
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50
Alma W. Thomas (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, Letters and Receipts, 1970-1973
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51
Alma W. Thomas (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Material, 1972
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52
Alma W. Thomas (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, Photographs, 1972
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53
Alma W. Thomas (1972), Whitney Museum of American Art, Photographs, 1972
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54
Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Letters and Business Records, 1922-1977
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Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Printed Material, 1972
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2
Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Photographs, 1972
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Alma W. Thomas Retrospective Exhibition (1972), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Slides, 1968-1972
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Alma W. Thomas Paintings (1973), Martha Jackson Gallery, 1973
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Woman's Work - American Art '74 (1974), Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, 1974
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Alma Thomas (1974), Franz Bader Gallery, 1974
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Alma Thomas (1974), Franz Bader Gallery, Photographs, 1974
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Alma W. Thomas: Recent Paintings (1975), Howard University Gallery of Art, 1975
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9
Heritage Days: The Black Perspective (1976), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, 1976
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10
Black American Artists: 1750-1950 (1976), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975-1977
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11
A Life in Art: Alma Thomas 1891-1978 (1981-1982), National Museum of American Art, Letters, 1981-1982
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A Life in Art: Alma Thomas 1891-1978 (1981-1982), National Museum of American Art, Business Records and Film Script, 1981-1982
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A Life in Art: Alma Thomas 1891-1978 (1981-1982), National Museum of American Art, Printed Material, 1981-1983
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A Life in Art: Alma Thomas 1891-1978 (1982), Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1982
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15
Twenty Works by Alma Thomas and Her Contemporaries (1982), Shaw Junior High School Alma Thomas Memorial Gallery, 1982
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Grand International Mail Art Exhibition of Visual Message (1982), Kwan Hoon Museum of Fine Art, 1982
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17
Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1998), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Letters, 1994-1997
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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1998), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Letters, 1997-1999
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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1998), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1998
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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1998), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1998
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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1999), Tampa Museum of Art, 1999
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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1999), New Jersey State Museum, 1999
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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (1999), Anacostia Museum Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1999
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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings (2000), The Columbus Museum , 1999-2000
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Alma W. Thomas: A Retrospective of the Paintings, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Columbus Museum, Video Recordings, 1998-2000
2 videocassettes (s-vhs)
Video recording of the exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in 1998; and a video recording of a lecture given by Sachi Yanaru-Rizzo at the opening of the exhibition in Columbus in October 2000.
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Oversized Alma Thomas: Recent Paintings (1968), Franz Bader Gallery, digitized with Box 2, Folder 45
OV 7
Oversized Alma Thomas: Earth and Space Paintings (1970), Franz Bader Gallery, digitized with Box 2, Folder 48
OV 7

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