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John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art and Community Celebration 2021: Session I: An Evening Celebration of Alma Thomas

Virtual introduction by former First Lady Michelle Obama; poetry reading and discussion with Ross Gay; and virtual exhibition tour with Seth Feman and Jonathan Frederick Walz.

Ross Gay, poet, gardener, professor, department of English, Indiana University Bloomington, founding board member, Bloomington Community Orchard, co-founder, The Tenderness Project, and Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful catalog contributor; with Seth Feman, deputy director for art and interpretation and curator of photography, Chrysler Museum of Art, and exhibition curator for Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful; and Jonathan Frederick Walz, director of curatorial affairs and curator of American art, Columbus Museum of Art, exhibition curator for Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful, and American University Feminist Art History Conference session presenter