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<p>Thornton Dial, Refugees Trying to Get to the United States, 1988

Thornton Dial, Refugees Trying to Get to the United States, 1988, found wood, plastic tubing, window screen, wire, epoxy putty (possibly Splash Zone), aluminum foil, and enamel on wood, Patrons' Permanent Fund and Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, 2020.28.32

Gallery Talks

The Art of Looking

Thornton Dial, Refugees Trying to Get to the United States

  • Friday, February 17, 2023
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Program

In honor of Black History Month, Thornton Dial's Refugees Trying to Get to the United States is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Join us for a one-hour virtual session and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas about this work of art.

These conversations will encourage you to engage deeply with art, with others, and with the world around you as you hone skills in visual literacy and perspective-taking.

The program is free, open to the public, and is desgined for everyone interested in talking about art. No art or art history background is required. Ages 18 and over.

Due to the interactive nature of this virtual program, sessions are not recorded.

Live Captions

Live captions (CART) are available in some breakout rooms for this program. Please contact [email protected] to request access or for more information.