The Dallas Museum of Art’s own Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the current state of photography and image-making. Featuring artists Lucas Blalock, Margaret Lee and Erin Shirreff, all of whom have works included in the DMA exhibition Never Enough: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, this panel discussion delves into issues such as the growing material concerns of photo-based artists and the evolving role of pictures in today’s increasingly networked, digital culture.
Sabiha Al Khemir, senior advisor of Islamic art at the Dallas Museum of Art and organizing curator for Nur, discusses the exhibition, which showcases innovations in artistic technique that enhance the effect of light and the scientific fields that are related to light or contributed to enlightenment.
Dr. Mary Ann Caws, author and distinguished professor of comparative literature, looks at the relationships between recipes and art, from Cézanne's careful attention to the potato to Monet's madeleines!
In celebration of the exhibition Alexandre Hogue: The Erosion Series, join Susie Kalil, co-curator of the exhibition, and Olivia Hogue Mariño, the artist's daughter, converse about the life and work of Alexandre Hogue. Who was known as an environmentalist and activist, Hogue's works in the Erosion series brought to light many issues surrounding the Dust Bowl and soon became some of his most powerful images.
Dr. Adam Herring, Associate Professor of Art History at Southern Methodist University, and Dr. Robert Milnes, professor and dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, offer two perspectives on ceramics in the DMA's collection. Dr. Herring will bring the historical and cultural perspectives to the pieces, while Dr. Milnes, a trained ceramicist and practicing artist, will discuss the technical aspects, as well as the processes used to make the ancient pieces.
Famously known as an introvert and a recluse, Edward Hopper's close friends were few and love interests fewer, with only two known relationships before his marriage to beloved wife, Josephine. The discovery of 58 previously unknown letters and one note from Alta Hilsdale brings to light a previously unknown romance. Author and art historian Elizabeth Thompson Colleary was given one of the first looks at the correspondence, detailing a loving yet frequently cantankerous relationship.
Best known for his large-scale earthworks, Robert Smithson visited and proposed works at various sites throughout the country before his death in 1973. Robert Smithson in Texas looks at five projects the artist proposed throughout the state in the years 1966-73.
Dr. Gail Levin, distinguished professor of art history at Baruch College & Graduate School of the City University of New York and author of Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography, takes a closer look at the artist.
Poet William V. Davis, professor of English and writer-in-residence at Baylor University (and commissioned by the DMA to write new poetry inspired by Hodges' work), and Matthew Cusick, a Dallas-based artist known for his works incorporating maps, encyclopedias, and textbooks, discuss their own responses to the special exhibition Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take.
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