History Refused to Die, Thornton Dial, 2004, Okra stalks and roots, clothing, collaged drawings, tin, wire, steel, Masonite, steel chain, enamel, and spray paint, 8 ft. 6 in. × 87 in. × 23 in. (259.1 × 221 × 58.4 cm) Gift of Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2014 © Thornton Dial
This exhibition presents thirty paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by self-taught contemporary African American artists to celebrate the 2014 gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art of works of art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.