Artist Mickalene Thomas To Bring Domestic Violence and Suicide Prevention Specialists to the Aspen Art Museum As Part of Her Exhibition.

Mickalene Thomas

New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas is known for her large scale portraiture and collage works, that often feature black women in bright bold settings and adorned with rhinestones.

Her work, which has been exhibited all over the world, draws inspiration from European classical art, but reinvents the genre by depicted women of color in modern scenes.

Last month, at a panel held in Miami, Thomas revealed that, in conjunction with her upcoming exhibition, that she would be inviting experts who specialize in domestic violence and suicide prevention to the Aspen Art Museum.

According to ArtNews,

“We want to allow the work a broader audience,” Zuckerman said at the panel, which also included Thomas as well as Shirin Neshat, and was hosted by W magazine and Pratt. “We want the museum to be a platform for larger discussions about social justice issues.”

The specialists will participate in a lunch and discussion around Thomas’s work, in which women are prominently represented.

Zuckerman hopes that the discussion will have a large impact. Mickalene Thomas’s exhibtion at the Aspen Art Museum will open this spring.