We the People: Honoring Oscar Thomas Art Exhibit Reception

We the People: Honoring Oscar Thomas Art Exhibit Reception

Join us at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center for We the People, an art exhibit and memorial honoring prolific Miami muralist, Oscar Thomas, on the 25th anniversary of his passing. We the People is a multi-media biographical project celebrating Thomas’ life and legacy curated by Dr. Tasha Thomas-Straughter. The exhibition features Thomas’ original artwork spanning three decades, a photography collection of his murals in South Florida history, never before seen videos, and a tribute showcase, curated by Addonis Parker, highlighting local and international artists inspired by Thomas’ legacy.

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center is pleased to host a reception for We the People on Saturday, May 21, 4-8 PM. Enjoy live music, light refreshments, and book launch of Oscar Thomas Miami’s Beloved Visual Artist: His Life and Legacy by Dr. Tasha Thomas-Straughter.


We the People will be available to view April 23, 2022 to June 5, 2022. Gallery hours are 9am-6pm Monday-Friday and 10am-3pm Saturday. For more information click here.

We the People is sponsored by The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Arango Billboard & Construction, Sunshine Health, and Four Eyes Publishing.


About the Artist
Oscar Thomas’ murals graced the walls of Liberty City, Opa-locka, Little Havana, and Historic Overtown. His most prominent and recognizable landmark piece was the Dr. Martin Luther King mural entitled “Prince of Peace” on the corner of 62nd Street (MLK Boulevard) and 17th Avenue. http://www.oscarthomassr.com/

About the Curator
We the People is curated by Dr. Tasha Thomas-Straughter, daughter of the exhibiting artist Oscar Thomas. Dr. Thomas-Straughter is a researcher, published author, and is debuting as a curator to honor the 25th anniversary of her father’s paintings. She has documented her journey into her father’s work on social media at #FindingMyFathersPaintings.


It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, CART, and/or any accommodation to participate in African Heritage Cultural Arts Center sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Gloria Diaz at 305-638-6771 or ahcac@miamidade.gov, at least (5) five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)


Age Appropriateness: All Ages
For updated health and safety protocols, please check the venue's website before heading out to the event.


Teens and young adults ages 13-22 can buy tickets for $5 using the Get Tickets button below. With the purchase of one $5 ticket for someone within the age range, a second $5 ticket can be purchased for an individual of any age to join them.

Regular priced tickets for all other ages available at https://oscarthomas.eventbrite.com