Exhibition and Other Lectures

Curators, scholars, and special guests offer insight into special exhibitions and the DMA's collections.

Challenging Voices: A Conversation on Art and the Ethical Imperative

In celebration of the DMA's upcoming exhibition Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga, Ming Tiampo, leading Gutai expert and Associate Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, discusses the art and life of Shiraga and Motonaga in the context of global art history and the current art market with: Paul McCarthy, Artist and lender; and Axel Vervoordt, Collector.

February 2, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Jacques Monod and Albert Camus: A Scientist’s and a Philosopher’s Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

In his talk, Dr. Sean B. Carroll, Vice President for Science Education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will chronicle the adventures of Jacques Monod, a co-founder of molecular biology, from the dark years of the German occupation of Paris to the heights of the Nobel Prize, his friendship with the great writer Albert Camus, and his emergence as a public figure and leading voice of science.

Modern Opulence Symposium - Q&A with Margaret Stonborough

The symposium, Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna, explores early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA's newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte's architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.

Margaret Stonborough is the granddaughter of Margaret Stonborough Wittgenstein

November 15, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Horchow Auditorium

Modern Opulence Symposium - Viennese Design Abroad: Two Case Studies

The symposium, Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna, explores early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA's newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte's architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.

Christopher Long is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin.

November 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Horchow Auditorium

Modern Opulence Symposium - The National, the Natural, and the Novel: Parallels and Differences in Design-Vienna and Budapest

The symposium, Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna, explores early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA's newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte's architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.

Samuel D. Albert, Adjunct, Fashion Institute of Technology

November 15, 2014, 2:10 p.m.
Horchow Auditorium

Modern Opulence Symposium - A Walk with Wittgenstein: The Cultural Surround of Vienna's Kunstschau of 1908

The symposium, Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna, explores early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA's newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte's architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.

Alessandra Comini is the University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University.

November 15, 2014, 1:20 p.m.
Horchow Auditorium

Modern Opulence Symposium - The Wittgenstein Family and the Wiener Werkstätte

The symposium, Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna, explores early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA's newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte's architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.

Christian Witt-Dörring is the Curator, MAK-Austrian Museum for Applied Arts.

November 15, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
Horchow Auditorium

Modern Opulence Symposium - Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine; A Look Inside: The Conservation Study and Treatment of the Wittgenstein Vitrine

The symposium, Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna, explores early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA's newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte's architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.

Kevin W. Tucker is The Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, DMA
Fran Baas is the Associate Conservator of Objects, DMA

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