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Cocktails and Conversation: Curator Talk with Alexandra M. Thomas

February 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with Alexandra M. Thomas, the guest curator of the Paul Camacho: El Ritmo y La Unidad (Rhythm and Unity) exhibition as she discusses Camacho’s practice, influences and impact. Arrive early to explore the exhibition and to purchase a drink or cocktail of your choice.

$10 For General Admission / Free For MoCA Members – become a Member today! Please Note: Membership status will be confirmed prior to event. 


About Alexandra M. Thomas

Thomas is a PhD candidate in History of Art and African American Studies, with a certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Interdisciplinary in nature, her research focuses are: global modern and contemporary art; African and African diaspora visual culture; feminist and queer theory; performance studies; architecture, film, and media. 

She is co-teaching the fall 2022 “Critical Practice” course for Yale MFA students. Her seminar focuses on issues of race, migration, and diaspora. She has also taught African and African diaspora art history courses at UMass Amherst and Fairfield University.

Thomas is curating the upcoming exhibition, “Homecoming: Domesticity and Kinfulness in Global African Art,” (2023) at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, where she is the 2021-2023 curatorial research associate in African art.

At the Yale Art Gallery, Thomas researches 19th century African American portraiture as a curatorial intern in Modern and Contemporary. Prior to that, she worked on the reinstallation of the African art collection as a 2020-2021 curatorial research assistant. In 2018, she was a Wurtele Gallery Teacher. Since 2021, she is one of the assistant directors for the Schomburg Mellon Summer Humanities Institute in Harlem, where she herself was a fellow in 2017.

Thomas has worked with various other museums and cultural institutions, including: Mystic Seaport Museum/Discovering Amistad, Museum of Modern Art, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Rose Art Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum.



February 2, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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