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Thornton Dial: Trip to the Mountaintop


Thornton Dial: Trip to the Mountaintop is a single-work installation of a monumental sculpture by the artist Thornton Dial. His work, entitled Trip to the Mountaintop will be on display in anticipation of a future landmark exhibition that will celebrate a significant addition of works by African American artists from the southern United States to the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art. These artworks, which range in size from the monumental to the intimately scaled, include paintings, sculpture and mixed media works by Dial, Thornton Dial, Jr., Richard Dial, Lonnie Holley and Leroy Alman, in addition to a selection of quilts by several generations of women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, including members of the Pettway family, as well as works by Louisiana Bendolph and Elizabeth Kennedy. The Souls Grown Deep Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to documenting, preserving and promoting the works of African American artists from the South and their cultural traditions. 


Thornton Dial: Trip to the Mountaintop is sponsored by 2020 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica with additional support from the Ohio Arts Council. Free admission.


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