All the World is Color: The Works of Alma Thomas

1960s America: The nation is in crisis. The Civil Rights Movement is at its peak: protests and riots erupt across the country. Black bodies constantly terrorized from the North to the South, East, and West. America enters the Vietnam War, countless young people explode into spirited protests. Across the waters, revolutions erupt, brutal wars begin, endless violence, and bloodshed. Kennedy shot, Malcolm X assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. murdered, 4 little girls bombed….

Out of chaos, devastation, and darkness, Alma Thomas made a choice to capture the light in this world. 

This exhibit explores the works of Alma Thomas, an abstract, color field artist, who imparted to the world a sense of beauty, peace, and joy through her idyllic and abstract worlds of light and color.


Stephanie Crawford