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Calendar / A Day with Thornton Dial Sr. & Ralph Fasanella’s America

Double Feature: Movies @Mingei

Friday August 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This summer spend your Friday nights at the Museum. Enjoy a different award-winning documentary film each week, in addition to wine, beer, food, and extended hours in the galleries. Each week’s film(s) will focus on a different self-taught artist, some featured in the Museum’s current exhibition SELF-TAUGHT GENIUS, from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

Film Synopsis (Day with Thornton Dial Sr.):

Thornton Dial, sometimes called Buck Dial, creates sculptural objects and large assemblages using found objects. He also uses pastels and paints on paper, varying in size and medium to suit the subject. Dial has deep convictions concerning racial, religious, political, and social values that he expresses in his work. Dial has had solo shows in major museums in New York City and Houston.

For more information about Day with Thornton Dial Sr, visit riccomaresca.com.

Film Synopsis (Ralph Fasanella’s America):

Ralph Fasanella is one of the most important American painters of the 20th century. Fasanella’s art captures and critiques much of the American experience from post World War II through the 1990’s. This documentary comprises almost 20 years of coverage of Fasanella and his work, along with art historian Paul D’Ambrosio, Ph.D., curator of the exhibiton, and author of the book “Ralph Fasanella’s America,” who are featured voices as are family members.

For more information about Ralph Fasanella’s America, visit cuny.tv.


Friday August 14, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free with Admission
Information Phone:
(619) 704-7495
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