Sometimes, the home folks are the hardest to impress. Long after the wider world has opened its arms, home folks continue casting a leery eye. Alabama’s Thornton Dial Sr. (1928–2016) had his first solo museum exhibition jointly presented by the New Museum and the American Folk Art Museum in New York in 1993. His work was featured in the 2000 Whitney Biennial. In 2005, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston gave him a solo show. In 2011, another solo presentation visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Mint Museum in Charlotte and Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.