Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs [FotoFocus Biennial]

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Presented by The Dayton Art Institute at The Dayton Art Institute, OH

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Oct 20
Jan 13
Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs [FotoFocus Biennial]

Drawing from art history, visual culture, and her community of muses, Mickalene Thomas and the artists of tête-à-tête redefine concepts of beauty and challenge current societal traditions.

Mickalene Thomas challenges current standards and asserts new definitions of beauty and inspiration through her groundbreaking photographs in Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and companion exhibition, tête-à-tête. Identifying photography as a touchstone for her practice, much of her work functions as an act of deconstruction and appropriation—she draws inspiration widely, borrowing various visual motifs including 1970s black-is-beautiful imagery, 19th-century French painting, and

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Free to DAI Members and Passport Holders (October only); $14 for adults; $11 for seniors (60+), students (18+ with ID), Active Military, and groups of 10 or more; $6 for Youth (7-17); free for children (6 and under). Admission includes tête-à-tête< (not sold separately).


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