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Gallery Talk with Sculptor and Jeweler Thomas Mann
Wed, November 29th at 6:00 PM
Join us in the galleries each Wednesday for weekly talks with artists, curators, and other special guests. During these casual conversations, we’ll take a close look at different works currently on view at NOMA.
Join sculptor and jeweler Thomas Mann for a conversation on Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection. Mann is featured in Lewin’s 1994 book One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today. In his talk, Mann will address the American and International Craft movements, makers, and issues of wearability in art jewelry among other topics.
Free with museum admission. Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. When you arrive at NOMA, check in at the front desk for directions to the appropriate gallery.
To book your ticket in advance, click the link above and select the day for the gallery talk you’d like to attend.
About the Speaker
Thomas Mann has been a professional self-employed artist for 53 years. He describes himself as a sculptor working in the medium of jewelry for which he is known internationally.
Originally from Pennsylvania, the artist exhibited his work at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1977 and has called New Orleans home ever since. Mann spends much of his time on the road exhibiting at as many as 15 nationally juried craft and art events each year, in addition to teaching workshops and public speaking.
Over the last 10 years, he has moved away from his signature “Techno-Romantic” design vocabulary toward a new jewelry vocabulary he has identified as “Techno-Natura,” and making scale models for large-scale sculpture. He has also begun a re-entry into painting which he studied in college as a performing arts major with a focus on set design and lighting. His first solo painting show opened at Sullivan Gallery in New Orleans in April 2022.