Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light is the first exhibition on this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions in more than forty years. As early as 1919, well before the advent of consumer television and video technology, Wilfred began experimenting with light as his primary artistic medium, developing the means to control and project colorful, luminous forms that have been compared to the aurora borealis—and which he referred to collectively as lumia. The exhibition features nearly half of the extant light works by Wilfred representing each phase of his career.
The exhibition will also be on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (October 6, 2017–January 7, 2018).
For more information, please visit: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/lumia-thomas-wilfred-and-art-light