Dear Friends of EODIAH,
The summer has been a busy one for everyone at the O’Donnell Institute. With student and faculty travel around the globe, and research and preparations for the fall semester, this next year promises to be an exciting and enriching one for the University, its scholars and students, and our many partners and donors. It is only through the support of our many friends that we are able to invest in new and innovative initiatives and continue our research and graduate education at the O’Donnell Institute where our scholars and students explore the history of art across times, places, and cultures.
Over the summer we received a very important gift from Dr. David Wilcox, whose brother John Wilcox was a Texas artist who died in June 2012 at the age of 57. John Wilcox left a substantial oeuvre of canvases, drawings, mixed media and works on paper. After his death, his brother David transformed his former studio and loft into a gallery space to show John’s work.
Since 2013, the O’Donnell Institute has collaborated with The Wilcox Space to show Wilcox’s paintings and works on paper and to publish catalogues that document his important career. Please visit the webpage https://utdallas.edu/arthistory/wilcox/ to see installations and catalogues of John Wilcox’s work at The Wilcox Space and view an online database of his oeuvre.
Now The Wilcox Space, at the heart of Exposition Park in Dallas, has become a site for the exhibition, study, and documentation of the work of painters whose practices, like Wilcox’s, bring together the craft of painting and exploration of the nature of the medium itself.
We thank Dr. David Wilcox for his generous gift to the O’Donnell Institute that supports our continued work at The Wilcox Space.
Please call me with any questions if you would like to make a gift or need further information. To make a gift today click here.
On behalf of Dr. Brettell, Dr. Kozlowski and the EODIAH staff, we thank you for your support and interest in the University of Texas at Dallas and the O’Donnell Institute – a unique and enriching resource for all of us.
Lucy M. Buchanan
Director of Development
Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History