Mark Lamster, the new Dallas Morning News architecture critic and professor in the architecture school of the University of Texas at Arlington, joins Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, and Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum, for a conversation about Lamster’s impressions of the built environment in Dallas—what is working, what could be improved, and how he plans to use his new positions to help effect change in Dallas.
Dr. Eleanor Jones Harvey, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and former Dallas Museum of Art curator, places the DMA's iconic painting The Icebergs by Frederic Edwin Church into the larger context of the Civil War. Featured in the SAAM and Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition The Civil War and American Art, The Icebergs helped to illustrate the transformative impact of the war through American art.
In a color photograph published in Life magazine a week after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the president and First Lady are shown arriving at Love Field on a resplendent fall morning. Their aura of youth, beauty, and vitality, which seemed to pertain to the nation itself in the early 1960s, would be shattered by the events of the following hour and yet also, paradoxically, intensified. Dr. David Lubin, author ofShooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images and Charlotte C.
Alan Govenar discusses his audio-video installation Listening Hard: Remembering JFK on Record, a work connecting the recordings released in the days following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, personalizing our relationship to the event and the man. In conjunction with Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy.
Rabbi David Stern, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, joins Olivier Meslay, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art, for a conversation about the relationship between art and religion in Marc Chagall's work. Raised in Russia, Chagall broke with the traditions of his religion to depict subjects and themes from the Bible in his art. Although he was not strictly observant, the artist remained intensely proud of his Russian Jewish upbringing, the memories of which he portrayed throughout his career.
Special event in celebration of the DMA publication The Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas. Dr. Anne R. Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, in conversation with catalogue contributors Dr. Frederick M. Asher, Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota; Dr. Robert Warren Clark, Lecturer and Coordinator of the Tibetan Language Program, Stanford University; and Dr. Nancy Tingley, Independent Scholar.
Rhonda Garelick, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska and a well-known scholar and writer on performance, literature, fashion, and cultural politics, will explore Coco Chanel’s influence on fashion as well as in literary and artistic circles in Paris. Chanel’s Mediterranean villa, La Pausa, also hosted many cultural luminaries, including Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Five rooms of the Villa La Pausa were re-created at the Dallas Museum of Art to house the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern European art.
Charles Wylie,The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the DMA, joins Marianne Stockebrand, Director Emerita of the Chinati Foundation, for a discussion about the legendary sculptor Donald Judd and his ideas of the role of art and museums in contemporary culture.
The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection is a gem of the DMA both for its outstanding works of art and for the unique setting that replicates the couple's home, Villa La Pausa, on the Cote d'Azur. Before it was purchased by Emery Reves, La Pausa was already a house full of art and glittering guests. DMA Curator Olivier Meslay discusses the rich history of this idyllic seaside villa.
Dr. Roslyn Walker, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, DMA, discusses the making of The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art, a publication documenting the history of the African Art collection at the Dallas Museum of Art.
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