Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial takes an unprecedented look at one of our most original contemporary artists, Thornton Dial. Exploring two decades of Dial’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings, it offers the most extensive survey of his work ever undertaken. It chronicles Dial’s creative life, including his extraordinary journey from the Black Belt fields and factories of the South to the galleries and museums of New York City. It also examines the Southern black art traditions in which his creations are rooted and features an in-depth look at the history, themes, and development of Dial’s art, highlighting his unique perspectives on society’s most compelling issues and dilemmas. Hardcover: 216 pages with over 150 color reproductions. Dimensions: 12 x 12". Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial was on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from February 25, 2011 - September 18, 2011.