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Detail of a cutout doll of Alma Thomas, designed by acclaimed illustrator Brittany Jackson.

Alma W. Thomas: A Citywide Celebration

  • Friday, September 24, 2021
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • East Building, Ground Level - Art Information Desk

Celebrate the life and legacy of pioneering DC artist Alma Thomas with a variety of self-guided activities and experiences:

  • Free art kits with a coloring book of artwork from the collection by local artists, coloring materials, and a cutout doll designed by Brittany Jackson, illustrator of the acclaimed children’s book Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment

  • A special flower installation inspired by Alma Thomas’s Pansies in Washington (1969) and a sketching activity

  • A display showcasing works by local community members, celebrating Alma Thomas's art and legacy

  • 50% discount on gelato inspired by Alma Thomas's Red Rose Cantata (1973) at the Espresso & Gelato Bar

  • 15% discount on shops purchases with the code ALMA15 (onsite and online)