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Young Alma Shaped Magnets

Young Alma Shaped Magnets

By Chrysler Museum of Art

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Our adorable Alma Thomas shaped magnets depict a young Alma and her cat companion exploring the universe through art.

  • Exclusive for the Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Overall size: 3¼ × 5 inches (8.25 × 12.7 cm)
  • Alma the Painter: 3 × 3½ inches (7.6 × 8.8 cm)
  • Alma the Astronaut with bonus cat astronaut magnet: 2.9 × 3.7 inches (7.3 × 9.3 cm)
  • Drawn by Macy Jordan
  • Checkerboard pattern by Elka Stevens
  • Made in USA

Explore related artwork by Alma Thomas at the Chrysler Museum

Product Details

  • Product type: Magnet
  • Shipping weight: 0.06 lb (1.0 oz; 28 g)
  • SKU010005072 - Alma the Painter
  • SKU010005073 - Alma the Astronaut

About the Artist, Alma Thomas

Alma Woodsey Thomas (American, 1891 - 1978) was an African-American artist and teacher who lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and is now recognized as a major American painter of the 20th century. Thomas is best known for the "exuberant", colorful, abstract paintings that she created after her retirement from a 35-year career teaching art at Washington's Shaw Junior High School.

Thomas, who is often considered a member of the Washington Color School of artists but alternatively classified by some as an Expressionist, earned her teaching degree from University of the District of Columbia (known as Miner Normal School at the time) and was the first graduate of Howard University's Art department, and maintained connections to that university through her life. She achieved success as an African-American female artist despite the segregation and prejudice of her time.

Thomas's reputation has continued to grow since her death. Her paintings are displayed in notable museums and collections, and they have been the subject of several books and solo museum exhibitions. She was the subject of the Chrysler-curated exhibition, Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful.

About Chrysler Museum of Art

Macy Jordan

Macy Jordan was born and raised in Norfolk, VA and has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She is currently the Education Assistant at the Chrysler Museum of Art but still loves to illustrate and make comics in her spare time.

Instagram: @macy_b

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Alma W. Thomas
This checkered pattern was re-created for Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful by Elka Stevens, Associate Professor of visual culture and studio art in the Department of Art at Howard University, where Alma Thomas was the first graduate of the university’s fine arts program. Thomas wore a garment in this pattern when working in her studio. (A reproduction of the garment is in the exhibition.)

A portion of the proceeds from this item supports the Alma W. Thomas Endowment Scholarship Fund at Howard University’s Department of Art, in honor of Thomas’s legacy as an arts educator and fine artist.

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