THE HIGH- HARD TRUTHS: THE ART OF THORNTON DIAL
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 @ 3:30 PM
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, ATLANTA, GA
Organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, this exhibition highlights Thornton Dial’s significant contribution to the field of American art and shows how his work speaks to the most pressing issues of our time – including the war in Iraq, 9/11, and social issues like racism and homelessness. As students examine African American folk artist Thornton Dial’s large-scale paintings, drawings, and sculptures, they will learn about his use of unusual found objects, from plastic flowers to animal bones.
The exhibition presents 59 of Dial’s large-scale paintings, drawings and found-object sculptures, including 25 works on view for the first time. Spanning twenty years of his work as an artist, it is the most extensive showing of his art ever mounted.