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I, Too, Am Alabama

at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham AL

Sep 09 2022
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Dec 10 2022
I, Too, Am Alabama

The first comprehensive survey and largest exhibition in Alabama to-date of works by legendary artist Thornton Dial Sr. will be presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham from Sept. 9-Dec. 10.

The UAB exhibition “I, Too, Am Alabama,” presented by the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, is curated by Paul Barrett and organized by AEIVA’s Tina Ruggieri. It will present many works by Dial that have never been exhibited or published before, as well as 360-degree video of his studio and documentary footage of the artist creating one of his signature drawings. The exhibition is timed to coincide with what would have been Dial’s 94th birthday, Sept. 10, 2022. This exhibition

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ADMISSION INFO

Free

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Sep 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Sep 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Sep 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Sep 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Sep 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Sep 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Sep 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Sep 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Oct 4, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Oct 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 6, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sat)

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Additional time info:

Friday, Sept 9
Opening night reception and panel, open to the public, with a discussion about vernacular art and Dial’s career, featuring esteemed scholars, artists, and members of the Dial family.

Saturday, Sept. 10
Dial Family Homecoming: A weekend celebration of Thornton Dial’s life at AEIVA, on what would have been his 94th birthday. For this event, AEIVA will focus on providing accessibility to the exhibition to Dial’s friends, family and neighbors. Shuttle service will be provided between Bessemer and AEIVA, and the event will be catered by Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q in Bessemer.

Thursday, Oct 6
Movie/Pizza/Tour Night, with a public screening and discussion premiering a special Thornton Dial episode of Alabama Public Television’s “Monograph” series.

Thursday, Oct 20
Chamber Music @ AEIVA, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music. AEIVA will present a thoughtfully curated selection of classical music in response to the works and themes of “I, Too, Am Alabama.”

Wednesday, Nov. 2
Lunch and Learn: In partnership with UAB Arts in Medicine and ArtPlay Community Education, this discussion will focus on artists with disabilities and how those disabilities have affected their creative practice. Featuring guest artists Richard Dial and Jakob Dwight.

Thursday, Nov. 10
AEIVA Spoken Word: In partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and its Creative Writing program, UAB graduate students will write and perform poetry in response to the works and themes of the AEIVA exhibition “I, Too, Am Alabama.”

Friday, Dec. 9
“I, Too, Am Alabama” closing reception, free and open to the public, in UAB’s AEIVA.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)

1221 10th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 36294

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