Dial World offers an exciting, if selective, opportunity to gauge the artist’s formal impact — one long overdue.
When an exhibition is as puzzling as this one, it’s useful to step aside and reflect.
A 1993 assemblage by Thornton Dial exemplifies exactly why he belongs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 20th Century Modern and Contemporary galleries, without any caveats like “southern,” “folk,” or “outsider” typically assigned to the artist.
The entry of works from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation into the Met’s collection has prompted the museum to rethink the way it presents 20th-century art history.
MUSKEGON, Mich. — Common Ground, the Muskegon Museum of Art’s current exhibition of African American art, combines works from three regional Michigan collections: the Muskegon museum, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Flint Institute of Arts.
It has been said that when gods fall, the earth shakes.
ATLANTA — Is Bill Arnett enjoying the last laugh?
The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett’s Souls Grown Deep Foundation.
After this year’s Outsider Art Fair, a Frieze Week corollary held at 548 West 22nd Street in Chelsea, closed on Sunday, the artist Mark Flood began taking over the space for an “Insider Art Fair” that opens today.
The Bushwick boom continues. When it opens its doors on Friday, October 4, the painting-focused Life on Mars gallery will be the newest entrant to the Bushwick art scene, joining the bustle at the 56 Bogart building.
This week on Required Reading … Thornton Dial is getting ready for a major show in Indianapolis, Spy magazine is posted online by Google, thinking about animated GIFs as art, is the US military creating a fake online “army,” visualizing art thefts, Linda Benglis profiled in the New York Times