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Past Event

A Conversation with Barbara Earl Thomas

Dec 3 2021

Seattle Art Museum

Brotman Forum

2 PM – 3:30 PM

Join local artist Barbara Earl Thomas for a discussion of her ongoing installation, The Geography of Innocence. Barbara will be joined by her subject and collaborator Leilani Lewis in an informal conversation about her childhood, race, the darkness and light of lived experiences, and her artistic process.

Following the discussion, visitors with general admission tickets to the museum will be invited to join Barbara in the installation for a firsthand look at this remarkable artist's mesmerizing work.

Reserve your spot for this talk here. This is a free event, but reservations are recommended.

Presenting Sponsor


Supporting Sponsor
Perkins Coie LLP

Generous Support
Max and Helen Gurvich Exhibition Endowment
Contributors to the SAM Fund

True North, 2020, Barbara Earl Thomas, American, cut paper and hand-printed color backing, 40 x 26 in., Courtesy of Claire Oliver Gallery, photo: Spike Mafford.

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