Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Out of the Darkness, the Lord Gave Us Light

Artist:
Thornton Dial (American, Emelle, Alabama 1928–2016 McCalla, Alabama)
Date:
2003
Medium:
Carpet, cloth, Splash Zone compound, enamel, and spray paint on canvas on wood
Dimensions:
72 1/2 × 74 × 3 in. (184.2 × 188 × 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.548.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© Thornton Dial
Not on view
William S. Arnett, Atlanta (2003–5; his gift in 2005 to Tinwood Alliance); Tinwood Alliance, Atlanta (2005–10; transfer in 2010 to Souls Grown Deep); Souls Grown Deep Foundation, Atlanta (2010–14; their gift to MMA)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Thornton Dial in the 21st Century," September 25, 2005–January 8, 2006, unnumbered cat. (p. 73).

Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," February 25–May 15, 2011, no. 47 (lent by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation).

New Orleans Museum of Art. "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," February 26–May 20, 2012, no. 47.

Charlotte, N. C. Mint Museum. "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," July 2–September 30, 2012, no. 47.

Atlanta. High Museum of Art. "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," March 23–June 16, 2013, no. 47.

Paul Arnett in Thornton Dial in the 21st Century. Ed. Paul Arnett, Joanne Cubbs, and Eugene W. Metcalf Jr. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Atlanta, 2005, p. 128, ill. p. 73 (color) and front cover (color).

Joanne Cubbs in Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial. Ed. Joanne Cubbs and Eugene W. Metcalf. Exh. cat., Indianapolis Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 81, 175, no. 47, fig. 65 (color detail), ill. p. 177 (color).

Glenn Hinson. "Every Drawing That I Do, I Think about the Lord. Thornton Dial's Journey of Faith." Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper. Ed. Bernard L. Herman. Chapel Hill, 2011, pp. 107, 122 n. 7, p. 125 n. 28, fig. 3.5 (color).



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