Passages in Modern Art: 1946–1996 brings together objects from the DMA’s acclaimed contemporary collection, including recent acquisitions, rarely seen works, and newly conserved paintings and sculpture. Art by such iconic artists as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, and Mark Rothko is presented alongside their lesser-known contemporaries. Accompanying Passages in Modern Art are four focused installations in the Quadrant Galleries that include the U.S. premiere of Nina Canell’s 2015 piece Mid-Sentence; art created in the 1960s and 70s by artists Alejandro Puente, Bridget Riley, Jack Whitten, and Sam Gilliam, who were influenced by Abstract Expressionist works made in the 1950s by artists including Jackson Pollock and Clyfford Still; an important and visually complex photographic work by Robert Gober; and, finally, the installation Walter De Maria: Counterpoint, the first exhibition of the artist’s work in thirty years. Revisions to works on view will be made over the course of the installation’s year-long presentation.
Previous installations in the Quadrant Galleries included the first solo presentation in an American museum by Irish artist William McKeown featuring The Dayroom; a gallery pivoting around the influential work of Stephen Antonakos; and a gallery dedicated to the extraordinary collection bequest of the late Dorace M. Fichtenbaum.
Admission is FREE.
Images: Jasper Johns, Device, 1961-62, oil on canvas with wood and metal attachments, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Art Museum League, Margaret J. and George V. Charlton, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Francis, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Greenlee, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. James H. W. Jacks, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin L. Levy, Mrs. John W. O'Boyle, and Dr. Joanne Stroud in honor of Mrs. Eugene McDermott 1976.1, ©Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; Stephen Antonakos, Hanging Neon, 1965, neon and black paint on metal, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, 2015.33.1.a-l, © Stephen Antonakos Studios LLC www.stephenantonakos.com; Victor Vasarely, Paraj, 1965, tempera on panel, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Clark, 1975.68.FA, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; William McKeown, The Dayroom, 2004-10, a room, a painting, and a drawing, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, 2015.44.a-c; Yayoi Kusama, Accumulation, 1962-1964, sewn stuffed fabric with paint on wooden chair frame, The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through the DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund 2008.41, © Yayoi Kusama, © Yayoi Kusama; Robert Gober, 1978-2000, 1978-2000, gelatin silver prints, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the artist in memory of Robert K. Hoffman, 2006.54.M, © Robert Gober; Jim Dine, Self-Portrait Next to a Colored Window, 1964, charcoal, canvas, oil, glass, and wood, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase, Contemporary Arts Council Fund, 1965.1, © Jim Dine/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York