Mr. Dial Has Something to Say

Mr. Dial Has Something to Say asks the following questions: What is the meaning and history of this movement? Who are the artists and why do they create? Has Afro-American improvisational visual art been disregarded by the mainstream art world as less important? Have terms such as “outsider”, “visionary,” “primitive,” “folk,” “self-taught,” and “naïve”—all of which have been applied to this particular style—downgraded the importance of this art?

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Alabama Power

Alabama State Council on the Arts

The Daniel Foundation of Alabama

National Endowment for the Arts

The Stephens Foundation

Susan N. and Wyatt R. Haskell