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Thornton Dial’s Hard Truths At NOMA

By Alex Rawls for Offbeat The goat is probably the wrong place to start a discussion of Thornton Dial’s art, but how often does a spray-painted silver goat show up on the walls of NOMA? There’s clearly a dessicated goat – as the list of materials for the piece “Lost Farm (Billy Goat Hill)” refers… Read More

See Leah Chase “Cutting Squash” And More – On View At NOMA In April. The Painting Is Headed To National Portrait Gallery.

By Doug MacCash, the Times-Picayune NOMA presents “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave BlacheIII,” an exhibition in honor of Leah Chase’s upcoming 90th birthday. This exhibition will be on view in the Louisiana Galleries from April 24rd until September 9th. An opening party will inaugurate the Leah Chase Art Purchase Fund on April 23rd. An intimate,… Read More

Thornton Dial Exhibit Opens At NOMA Feb. 24

“Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial,” an exhibit of more than 40 paintings, drawings and sculptures by one of America’s premier self-taught artists, opens Feb. 24 at The New Orleans Museum of Art. Dial, who was born in rural Alabama in 1928, is known for his expressive canvases, deeply layered with twisted fabric, rope,… Read More