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Recognition: Souls Grown Deep is Collaborating with Museums on Acquisitions of Art by African Americans From the South

Recognition: Souls Grown Deep is Collaborating with Museums on Acquisitions of Art by African Americans From the South

THORNTON DIAL (1965-1998), “Lost Cows”, 2000-2001   SOON, THE GALLERIES at the de Young Museum in San Francisco will echo the American South. Works by African American contemporary artists from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida will be presented in six spaces at the museum where the institution’s permanent collection is usually on view. An...
Spring Shows: 32 New Exhibitions Feature Innovative Works by Black Artists

Spring Shows: 32 New Exhibitions Feature Innovative Works by Black Artists

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED museum exhibitions of the season, a major survey of Kerry James Marshall‘s work, primarily focused on his painting over the past 35 years, is opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, on April 23. In September, the exhibition will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York...
Alabama Artist Thornton Dial, Who Created 'Magisterial Constructions' Out of Everyday Objects, Dies at Age 87

Alabama Artist Thornton Dial, Who Created ‘Magisterial Constructions’ Out of Everyday Objects, Dies at Age 87

PIONEERING ALABAMA ARTIST Thornton Dial Sr., died on Monday, Jan. 25 at his home in McCalla, Ala. Dial created densely structured wall reliefs and mixed-media works exploring a range of subjects from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and race and social justice issues, to more mundane matters of everyday rural life. He was 87. According...
After His Work Enters Met Museum Collection, Thornton Dial Joins New York Gallery

After His Work Enters Met Museum Collection, Thornton Dial Joins New York Gallery

  THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART received a donation of 57 works by 30 African American artists from the South last year. The gift from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation included works by Thornton Dial, Lonnie Hollie, Nellie Mae Rowe and 20 quilts by women artists from Gee’s Bend, Ala. Giving the largest museum in...
Recommended: New Yorker on Black Southern Art at Met, AiA Talks to Kevin Beasley, New York on D.C. Art Scene

Recommended: New Yorker on Black Southern Art at Met, AiA Talks to Kevin Beasley, New York on D.C. Art Scene

RECOMMENDED FEATURES recently published content from around the web, recommendations from Culture Type worth taking the time to explore: “The Met Embraces Neglected Southern Artists” by Paige Williams | The New Yorker The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the acquisition of dozens of works by African American self-taught artists from the South including Thornton Dial,...
Bartlett's Black Quotations: New Volume Features Insight from Artists

Bartlett’s Black Quotations: New Volume Features Insight from Artists

HAPPY 2014! WHAT BETTER WAY to plunge into the new year than to study the wise words of black artists past and present? After years of establishing itself as the chief purveyor of notable quotes and sayings, Bartlett’s recently published “Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices...