Unlocking the Mystery of Eugene Thomason

Next Week The Mint Museum Uptown is hosting a special event with legendary southern curator Martha Severens. Martha was formerly the curator at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, SC  and also at the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, SC where she built highly regarded collections of Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns’ works.

Eugene Healan Thomason (American, 1985-1972) “Art Student” 1959,  Oil on Board,                       from The Johnson Collection

We are lucky to have a show currently on display at the Mint Museum Uptown curated by Severens of paintings by the Charlotte native of the Ashcan school of painting, Eugene Thomason. The Mint Museum’s website credits Thomason as “perhaps the most significant artist working in Charlotte and one of the region’s strongest advocates for contemporary art” when The Mint Museum opened its doors in 1936.  As current advocates for contemporary art in Charlotte, we hope to see more in depth introspective events about the collection and traveling exhibits at the Mint Museum that will help to bring a greater understanding and appreciation to the high quality visual arts in Charlotte.

About the Exhibition:

New York to Nebo: The artistic journey of Eugene Thomason debuted in Fall of 2014 at the Morris Art Museum in Augusta, GA and has traveles to the Spartanburg Art Museuam and the Asheville Art Museum before making its way here.

Severens will be revealing the background and inspiration of Eugene’s and the Ashcan school in her program from 6pm to 8pm at the Mint Museum Uptown. The program is free with Museum and Exhibition Admission. For More information click here.

We are looking forward to this tour and challenge the Mint Museum to increase this type of programming as the city’s longstanding art museum. To do your homework and approach the event with some context read this Biography of Eugene Thomason from the Johnson Collection.

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