Santa Monica Museum of Art, SMMoA

"Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe" is the first solo museum exhibition of this remarkable multi-media artist whose classically inspired work challenges traditional notions of female identity. "Origin of the Universe" is centered around a new suite of paintings that examines landscapes and the female body—which is considered by the artist to be the “origin of the world.” In addition to her paintings and photography, Thomas created an installation in SMMoA’s Project Room 2 to reinvent Marcel Duchamp’s "Étant donnés", where the “peep show” reveals an unexpected surprise. This exhibition is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art April 14 - August 19, 2012.

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Santa Monica Museum of Art, SMMoA

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Explore The Santa Monica Museum of Art's exhibition, education, and outreach programs through our dynamic collection of videos. SMMoA is a risk-taking, non-collecting museum, whose exhibitions and programs reveal the vibrant, untold stories and pivotal…


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Explore The Santa Monica Museum of Art's exhibition, education, and outreach programs through our dynamic collection of videos. SMMoA is a risk-taking, non-collecting museum, whose exhibitions and programs reveal the vibrant, untold stories and pivotal moments in the history of contemporary art and culture. SMMoA supports the art of our time through exhibitions and related programs that embrace diverse aesthetic, cultural, and ideological perspectives. Our exhibitions and programs present innovative work by emerging and established artists; initiate and maintain artistic partnerships and collaborations; connect the visual arts to other systems of information and knowledge; and provide an opportunity for audiences to experience, understand, and enjoy contemporary visual culture.

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