Mickalene Thomas (Fine Arts, Alumna)

Little Taste Outside of Love, (2007)
acrylic, enamel, and rhinestones on wood panel
(c) Mickalene Thomas and Mickalene Thomas Studio, Inc., Courtesy of the artist, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, and Brooklyn Museum of Art

Eugenie Tsai, curator of the Brooklyn Museum, names this work "one of the star attractions of the museum's contemporary galleries." Drawing from her study of art history and the classical genres of portraiture, landscape, and still life, Thomas introduces a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expands common definitions of beauty.