In 1985 the Dallas Museum of Art received a one-of-a-kind gift of more than 1,400 works from philanthropist Wendy Reves in honor of her late husband, Emery, establishing the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection. In addition to a world-renowned assemblage of impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, her donation of European decorative arts, the area of her particular personal interest, founded the institution’s collection in that field.
That collection includes an impressive group of 18th-century painted fans, which, because of their delicate nature, are rarely displayed.
However, in the first exhibition selected from the Reves Collection since the death of Wendy Reves in March, the Dallas Museum of Art will presented A Painting in the Palm of Your Hand: 18th-Century Painted Fans from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection.
Produced for the exhibition A Painting in the Palm of Your Hand: 18th-Century Painted Fans from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art June 17–October 14, 2007