Community: Comment: Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe

These comments were left by our visitors during the run of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe from September 28, 2012 to January 20, 2013.

100 comments

this really spoke to me. LOVE your use of color, texture, textile patterns, collage and rhinestones. thank you for shaking things up to provoke changing cultural and gender perspective, and dialogue. keep up the great work!
Link Posted by chris
Nov 08, 2012 at 2:02am
Amazing!! me and my mom - we just couldn't leave. the colors, the beauty the shimmer - all sang straight into my heart. Thank you Mikalene for inspiring me, and reminded me that creation, inspiration, expressing oneself is the most important thing in life. I'm not giving up anymore- I'm going for my dreams. thank you Mikalene's mom for sharing so openly and gently your life - we cried the whole time. I will never forget you - you are a unique soul. black is so beautiful. I will follow you and waiting to attend your next exhibit. all the love and power to you.
Link Posted by Gil Givoni
Nov 07, 2012 at 8:08pm
i love it.. to see the black woman's body at its natural form is lovely
Link Posted by kawana
Nov 04, 2012 at 4:04pm
i like the art class thank you
Link Posted by mia
Nov 04, 2012 at 12:12am
AMAZING!!! I left the exhibit refreshed and excited by her work.
Link Posted by M.
Nov 03, 2012 at 11:11pm
I am impressed beyond words. This exhibit is incredible and dynamic. Mickalene's attention to detail is flawless and noteworthy. I love how the African American female form is focused upon in such an artistic manner. The use of colors and mediums was also amazing. I will definitely recommend this artist and this exhibit to others.
Link Posted by Tajma A.
Nov 03, 2012 at 10:10pm
Very impressive as to the research and combinations of artistics genres. The exhibit brings back memories of the 1970s with such force! Women are depicted as forceful, beautiful, and "in your face." One can't seem to get enough of such pictures, yet they leave such an unsettling feeling.
Link Posted by Jean Hughes
Nov 03, 2012 at 8:08pm
Mickalene Thomas clearly thought about the entire space and her artwork's display. From inviting us into her process to homemade bench cushions, the entire atmosphere of the gallery was a boat load of sensory experiences! Thank you!
Link Posted by Susan L
Nov 02, 2012 at 8:08pm
The portraits of Mama Bush are wonderful. Moved me to tears. Real black women are being seen, and celebrated without judgement and stereotyping. Wonderful!!!! Inspirational!
Link Posted by Mercedes Bains
Nov 02, 2012 at 8:08pm
Her artwork is very alive, creative and beautiful. The exibit inspires me to try doing more pop art like art in the future.
Link Posted by maddy
Nov 02, 2012 at 6:06pm
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