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History Refused to Die—Alabama’s African-American Self-Taught Artists in Context

March 14 through May 31, 2015


In commemoration of the fiftieth-anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March, the Museum will present this collection of works by a group of Alabama’s most important self-taught artists who were active in the latter part of the twentieth century. These artists—Thornton Dial and the Dial Family, Lonnie Holley, Joe Minter, and others—responded to the cultural and social environment of their times through their art. Using found objects as well as traditional art materials, they created works of great power that speak to the roles of Black people throughout their history in the state, from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement.


Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Centre for Living Arts in Mobile in conjunction with the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, and Tinwood, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia.


Regions Bank.


Installation images



Photography of installation at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts