Most of Greg Thompson Fine Art’s work is confidential and our clients, many of whom are private collectors, rely on our discretion. However, we can share some examples of previous work.
We work closely with the curators and directors of this world class museum designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie nestled in the tranquil beauty of Northwest, Arkansas. We have helped locate important regional artists for the permanent collection and continue to work closely with the museum to help locate important works by American artists whose art is in line with their mission of excellence and cultural diversity and tells the story of the American experience.
Philander Smith College – Historic African American Art Collection
GTFA worked directly with the president of this historic African American college to create a grant for $500,000 awarded by the Donald W. Renyolds Foundation to curate, purchase and install a world class African American Art collection for the college’s library. The collection which includes works by artists of the Harlem Renaissance such as Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett and Beauford Delaney hang along-side original work by important Modern masters such as Sam Gilliam, Alma Thomas and Betye Saar. The collection also showcases works by primary artists Chakaia Booker, Whitfield Lovell and Keven Cole among others. The collection adds an aesthetic value to the campus and also serves as a teaching tool for those students who take American art history to study some of the great artists from the African American Art movement.
University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Institute on Aging – Art Collection
UAMS’s Institute on Aging is a world class research campus whose focus is adding quantity and quality life to the aging population in our country. We worked in tandem with the architect, designer and board of directors to create, curate and oversee the installation of a cohesive art collection of some 100 pieces, many of which were large site-specific works, by important regional artists which creates a sense of place and aesthetic beauty. Using a percent for art guideline, GTFA helped raise over $400,000 for the purchase, installation and lighting of the collection. The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation who underwrote the bricks and mortar of the facility, but did not give money for art, were so impressed with how this collection transformed the space, they created a Supplemental Art Grant for all of their building recipients moving forward awarding over $10 million dollars for art for the remainder of the building projects they funded. This art collection is an active component of our client’s mission of providing a facility for its patients whose focus is one of total wellness.