A photograph of Abraham Thomas by Pepe Gomez

Abraham Thomas

The former Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-In-Charge, Renwick Gallery

Abraham Thomas was The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-In-Charge for the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s branch for contemporary craft and decorative art from 2016 through 2018. 


  • Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
    Disrupting Craft presents the work of Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco, four artists who challenge the conventional definitions of craft by imbuing it with a renewed sense of emotional purpose, inclusiveness, and activis
    November 9, 2018 May 5, 2019
  • Parallax Gap
    Parallax Gap transforms the Renwick Gallery’s Bettie Rubenstein Grand Salon into a visual puzzle.
    July 1, 2017 February 11, 2018


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    Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018
    Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018 features essays written by the jurors that explore how each artist has used their chosen media to contribute beyond the confines of the art world.