Women's History Month: Lenore Thomas Straus


Our last Women's History Month post is about artist Lenore Thomas Straus, whose seminal sculptures are found throughout Greenbelt, such as the bas reliefs on the Community Center's front.

An accomplished sculptor, Thomas Straus worked for the Resettlement Administration in the late 1930s creating public art in #Greenbelt and DC's Langston Terrace. Her sculpture "Woman" was a gift to Greenbelt from her daughter.

Lenore Thomas Straus can be seen working on "Mother and Child," the centerpiece of #Greenbelt's Roosevelt Center. We currently have an exhibit about Thomas Straus. Please visit it to learn more about this amazing artist!

Originally posted March 30, 2018. To see the original thread on Twitter, please click here. Follow us at @greenbeltmuseum.

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