Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment

Date
Mar 27, 2022 @ 11:00 AM
Time
Mar 27, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - Mar 27, 2022 @ 05:00 PM
Cost
Free
Organizer’s Site
caamuseum.org/exhibitions/2022/matthew-thomas-enlightenment
Council District
City Council District 9
Event Series Dates
February 5 - August 7
For over five decades, Matthew Thomas has developed a career as an artist and art professor, first in Los Angeles, and since 2011 in rural Thailand. In the late 1960s, Thomas began researching Eastern religions and philosophies and later studied Buddhist Tantra, a system of spiritual practice and meditation that has profoundly impacted his life and art. Inspired by his practice of the Buddhist religion, his multimedia works are filled with complex patterns that express his progress toward enlightenment and provide a path for others to experience the same. His unique visual language of sacred geometric abstraction, which integrates a variety of symbolic shapes and colors, explores basic life principles and correlates with the five elements of earth, fire, water, wind, and sky. Since moving to Thailand, Thomas has continued to investigate the relationship between art and the religious philosophies of many cultures, which he believes are all connected to a universal cosmic reality. Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment will feature a site-specific installation and selection of recent paintings that function as visual prayers meant to harmonize humanity and the universe.

Location

California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
213-744-2024
Website:
View Venue Website

Upcoming Events

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 9, 2022

Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA United States

Dead Wrong: International Posters Against the Death Penalty

While most of the world has banned capital punishment, the United States, Japan, and South Korea are the only established …

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Suiho En – JAPANESE GARDEN, 6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406 United States
Free

Suiho En – Japanese Garden in Van Nuys

In the midst of the busy San Fernando Valley lies an oasis – a 6 1/2 acre garden, which features …

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 31, 2022

California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States

Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia

The California Science Center proudly presents the world premiere of Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia — an international touring …

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2022

Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States

Sutra and Bible

From the confines of concentration camps and locales under martial law to the battlegrounds of Europe, Japanese Americans drew on …

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until June 30, 2022

Hammer Museum, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

Drawing Down the Moon

The moon has been bound to life and consciousness since the beginning of humankind. It has served elemental and vital …

BE IN THE LOOP!

Receive notes about art, culture, and creativity in LA!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Department of Cultural Affairs, 201 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, http://culturela.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact