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Top Row: Melanee Harvey (left), Margie Jervis (center), Marya McQuirter (right); Bottom Row: Thaisa Way (left), Charlie Brock (right)

The Nation’s Capital in the Time of Alma Thomas

Session III

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Online
  • Virtual Program

Presentations on Thomas’s aesthetic and social environment by Melanee Harvey, Margie Jervis, Marya McQuirter, and Thaïsa Way, followed with discussion moderated by Charles Brock.

Melanee Harvey, assistant professor and coordinator of art history, Howard University, Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful catalog contributor, and American University Feminist Art History Conference session chair; Margie Jervis, artist and scenic designer, Creative Cauldron of Falls Church; Marya McQuirter, independent researcher, writer, curator, and scholar, faculty member, department of history and director of the Public History Collaborative (PHC) at the University of Arizona, with a joint appointment at the University Libraries, curator of the dc1968 project, author of the African American Heritage Trail Guide, Washington, DC; and Thaïsa Way, program director of garden and landscape studies, Dumbarton Oaks. Moderated by Charles Brock, associate curator of American and British paintings, National Gallery of Art

Image Credits - Melanee Harvey: Photograph by Larry Clark, Margie Jervis: Photograph by Noah J. Taylor, Marya McQuirter: Photograph courtesy of the speaker, Thaïsa Way: Photograph by Dumbarton Oaks, Charles Brock: Photograph courtesy of the moderator