Thornton Dial

September 11, 2021 – July 16, 2022
The Tiger Cat



In 2021, the Hood Museum of Art acquired ten artworks from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, including the three by Thornton Dial that form Thornton Dial: The Tiger Cat. This exhibition celebrates this acquisition, asking us to look closely at Dial's work and consider the ways in which it broadens our understanding of American art.

This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and was generously supported by the Cissy Patterson Fund and the William B. Jaffe Memorial Fund.

Exhibition Curator

John R. Stomberg Ph.D

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Take a Closer Look

Explore Heaven and Hell on Earth by clicking on the arrows to advance, or go back, to areas of the painting that the Hood Museum's education team has chosen to highlight. To freely explore the work, use your cursor to slide the image from left to right and top to bottom. Click anywhere on the painting to zoom in and enlarge. To zoom back out, hold down shift, and click anywhere on the image. To see the work more clearly, click on the eye to close the text box, and click again to reopen.

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Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada