Category: Lectures

Report on the 2018 Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference

In early November the Edith O’Donnell Institute for Art History helped to support a biannual conference of specialists in 14th-century Italian art. The Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference is not only very specialized, it is also a very special conference! Unlike most art history conferences, this one is small: 24 papers are presented over 2 1/2 days in a series of single sessions so that all participants listen and respond to each paper. 

The conference is also distinctive in its emphasis on new works in progress and extended dialogue on fourteenth-century art and culture. The selection committee accepts papers on all materials, regions, and approaches to trecento art history, although it also looks for new perspectives on trecento visual culture. With this in mind, it also accepts papers on trecento topics written by non-trecentists. 

Our goals also include reaching out to international colleagues and to researchers at varying stages in their careers. Part of the tradition of the conference is to provide meals and several breaks during which the intellectual conversations sparked by the papers can continue, and both new and established collegial friendships develop. According to the comments and emails of numerous participants this second conference was spectacularly successful and exceeded even the expectations that arose from the first one, hosted in 2016 at Tulane University. 

The character of these conferences was inspired by special, workshop-like gatherings once held by Andrew Ladis at the University of Georgia. Ladis was a major scholar of fourteenth-century art, and a mentor and inspiration to many younger art historians; the title of the conference honors his legacy. Shortly after Prof. Ladis’s premature demise in 2007, a small group of trecento art historians began an email list that has grown to number about 150 members in 10 countries. 

The group constitutes a private listserv that functions not only to advance scholarly discourse, but also to organize conferences in honor of Andrew’s spirit and goal of promoting a long and rigorous life for trecento art history.

The 2018 Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference, co-hosted by the University of Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, was only the second one held by the group. About 60 people attended, including 12 graduate students, 5 of whom presented papers. We also received a small amount of designated funding to help bring our Italian colleagues, who often don’t have the means to attend conferences in the U.S. Support from EODIAH made possible a special dinner at the end of the first full day of the conference, which otherwise would not have been possible. The dinner helped create a special bonding among the presenters and other participants as well as bring the day to a festive conclusion. 

The participation of EODIAH also included the presentation of a fascinating paper by Associate Director, Sarah Kozlowski (selected independently by the planning committee). Dr. Kozlowski’s paper brought up new questions and proposed interesting conclusions about the significance of painted fictive porphyry (a type of colored marble) on the backs of small diptychs and triptychs commissioned by the Angevin rulers of 14th century Naples.

In addition to the paper by Sarah Kozlowski, presented in a session entitled “Art as Politics”, papers included another paper on the Neopolitan Angevin ruler, Robert of Anjou’s, political aims and the iconography of works he commissioned to support them. It was exciting to hear about a vibrant region of the trecento mediterranean that has only recently begun to receive the scholarly attention it deserves and in ways that often bring new approaches to the larger field of trecento art history. 

True to the group’s goals, a wide range of other types of subjects were also presented. Several of them are noted here: the meaning and function of the image type known as the “Triumph” of a Saint (here specifically  those of St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas) based on diagramming those images; differences in the cut of Franciscan habits in life and in art and their significance; the social functions of painted saints’ tombs in the Veneto; sources and significance of simulated textiles in trecento painting; and the relationship between Persian and Italian trecento religious architecture. 

Topics also included a new iconographic and historical analysis of an altarpiece painted for the Dominicans of San Gimignano by the Sienese painter, Bartolommeo Bulgarini, based on new excavations in the archives; a reading of the unusual and previously inscrutable narrative strucutures of frescoes in San Francesco, Prato as based on the  structure of sermons; the reconstruction of images destroyed in WWII; images of a changing social order through the astrological program in Padua’s town hall; visual representation of women’s legal duties in trecento Siena, and many more. One of the most intriguing and novel papers analyzed concepts of time in trecento thought, the development of mechanical clocks, and their impact on the design of Giovanni Pisano’s much-studied Pisa Pulpit. We were also treated to a special talk by the Curator of Italian art in the National Gallery of the UK, in London, that highlighted the various ways past and present curators have engaged audiences with art of this period, that audiences often find difficult to relate to, and a presentation of an in-progress digitization project focused on Medieval and Renaissance Florence.

The proceedings of this conference will be published by Brepols Press, as were those of the 2016 conference. The essays will be short and similar to the presentations, so if you are interested you can look at them in more depth than I could possibly give here.

The next bi-annual conference will take place in Nashville, where it will be hosted by trecentist and curator of the Frist Art Center, Trinita Kennedy. It will be held to coincide with an exhibition she will be curating on trecento art in Bologna, a center that is often neglected in in this period.  Undoubtedly several papers will pick up the them of the trecento in Bologna and the proceedings will again be published and available to the public.

Judith Steinhoff

Associate rofessor of Art History

University of Houston

Organizer of the 2018 Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference

Meadows Museum

Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (Spanish, 1838–1874), The Choice of
a Model, 1868–74. Oil on wood. National Gallery of Art,
Washington. Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection), 2015.143.12.



Fortuny: Friends and Followers

February 3–June 2, 2019

Recently the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, generously agreed to the long-term loan of an important painting by Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838–1874): The Choice of a Model (1868–74). 

In honor of this prestigious loan, the Meadows Museum will host an exhibition dedicated to Fortuny and his world, drawing from its rich holdings of works on paper as well as key loans from private and public collections, including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in order to showcase many of the friends, family, and followers who engaged with the popular Spanish painter’s work. Fortuny’s paintings were especially prized by nineteenth-century American collectors as well as by contemporaneous artists. 

The legacy of that popularity resonates with the distinctly American provenance of both the Meadows’s Beach at Portici and the National Gallery’s The Choice of a Model, and their current ownership by American museums.




The Spanish Look: Fortuny, Frenchmen, and the Sombrero Calañés

February 7, 2019  

Daniel Ralston, Meadows Curatorial Fellow

This lecture explores how Fortuny, his artistic circle, and his principal American collectors sought to define, construct, and propagate their own unique image of Spain.


Symposium: Finding a Way: Art Exchanges Between Russia and the United States

Wednesday, February 13, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Th­is program will explore the politics of international cultural exchange since the 2011 moratorium on loans of art objects between Russian, government-owned museums and institutions in the United States. Th­e program will begin with a conversation between art museum directors Mikhail Piotrovski of the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, and Glenn Lowry of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, followed by a discussion between diplomatic officials from Russia and the United States. Daniel T. Orlovsky, Professor and George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, will moderate both conversations.


Eakins, Sargent, and Chase: Fortuny’s Divergent American Admirers

March 7, 2019

Brian Allen, independent art historian

This talk examines the Spanish master’s appeal to a range of young American painters working in differing styles, from Thomas Eakin’s realism, to John Singer Sargent’s painterly naturalism, and William Merritt Chase’s adaptation of brushwork akin to Impressionism.


Dressing the Model

April 11, 2019

Gloria Groom, chair of European painting and sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago 

This lecture will explore why and how the artists of Mariano Fortuny’s circle—Tissot, Gérôme, Alfred Stevens, and other so-called academic painters—used fashion in their portraits and genre scenes, as well as how these artists intersected with the Impressionists, including Renoir, Monet, Degas, and Manet. 




Art in Medieval and Renaissance Spain

Six Fridays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

While the Meadows Museum is perhaps best known for its excellent collection of Early Modern and Modern Spanish art, it is also home to significant holdings of medieval and Renaissance painting and sculpture. Recent years have seen the significant addition of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century panel paintings to the collection, which help to offer a more balanced history of Spanish art. In order to contextualize these important acquisitions, this lecture series will consider artmaking in the Middle Ages beginning with the oldest object in the Meadows collection, which dates to the tenth century. The six-part lecture series will conclude with a look forward to the stylistic shifts characteristic of Renaissance art and architecture in the sixteenth century.


Kimbell Art Museum


The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony

February 10 — 

April 28, 2019

Bernardo Bellotto is recognized as one of the greatest view painters in history, acquiring his fame in mid-eighteenth-century Dresden as the court painter for the elector of Saxony, Frederick Augustus II—who was also King Augustus III of Poland. Over the course of a decade, Bellotto produced dozens of breathtaking depictions of the city and its environs, most measuring over eight feet in width. The success and renown of these grand, comprehensive works would earn Bellotto prestigious commissions at prominent courts throughout Europe.

Bellotto’s magnificent paintings of Dresden are now in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie (Picture Gallery) of the Dresden State Art Collections and will be on loan to the Kimbell Art Museum for the special exhibition The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony, on view February 10 through April 28, 2019. They will be accompanied by portraits and allegories of the elector and his queen, as well as view paintings of Venice and Saxony by Bellotto’s uncle and teacher Antonio Canaletto and Dresden court painter Alexander Thiele.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the unique opportunity to view the majesty that was Dresden in the 1700s. One of the greatest cities of eighteenth-century Europe, it is only now, following its near-total destruction in the Second World War, being rebuilt to its former glory—with the aid of Bellotto’s pictorial legacy.

Lectures & Discussions


Bellotto Inaugural Lectures & Symposia

The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony

Saturday, February 9, 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Free lectures by experts from the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden—the magnificent Dresden State Art Collections—will inaugurate the exhibition The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony.


Artful Readings: The Weight of Ink, by Rachel Kadish

Friday, February 15, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

View the full listing of the Kimbell’s upcoming Lectures & Discussions at 

Nasher Sculpture Center

Isa Genzken

2019 Nasher Prize Laureate is Isa Genzken

With a career spanning four decades, Isa Genzken has continually reinvented the language of sculpture by creating objects inspired by popular culture and historical events that explore the complexities of contemporary realism. Engaging a diverse range of media such as wood, plaster, concrete, textiles, and detritus and working in a variety of modes, including sculpture, photography, filmmaking, painting, drawing, and collage, Genzken transforms vernacular materials into wholly unique forms. Her inventive, ad hoc approach to making, as well as her fearless embrace of chaos and change, has inspired a generation of artists, even as she continues to adapt, expand, and redefine her protean oeuvre.  


Sterling Ruby: Sculpture

February 2, 2019 – April 21, 2019

Sterling Ruby’s multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, ceramics, installation, textiles, clothing, painting, collage, photography, and video.  Featuring nearly 30 large- and moderately-scaled sculptures spanning his career, Sterling Ruby: Sculpture will be the first museum exhibition to survey the great variety of sculptural work of one the most significant contemporary artists working today.


FREE First Saturdays February 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Great Create 2019 Sponsor Party February 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

‘til Midnight at the Nasher February 15, 6 p.m.–12 a.m.

Workshop: Material Mayhem February 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher March 1, 7:30 p.m.

Waging war seems as inevitable a part human nature as our mortality. The grotesque rituals of war are represented with horrifying honesty in Francisco Goya’s book of etchings Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) and form the foundation of Martin Bresnick’s Caprichos Enfáticos (Emphatic Caprices).

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The Great Create Family Kick-Off Party March 2, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

FREE First Saturdays March 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

‘til Midnight at the Nasher March 15, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

360: Speaker Series: Judy Chicago March 23, 11 a.m.

Nasher Prize Student Festival March 24, 1 – 4 p.m.

Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium April 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nasher Prize Dialogues April 5

FREE First Saturdays April 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

360: Speaker Series: Leveling the Playing Field: What Pro Sports Can Offer the Gallery System April 13, 2 p.m.

‘til Midnight at the Nasher April 19, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

SOLUNA: Musical Celebration of Isa Genzken April 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Great Create: By Artists. For Kids. April 28, 1 – 4 p.m.

FREE First Saturdays May 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Meadows Museum News, Exhibitions, and Lectures

Amanda W. Dotseth Appointed Curator 

Following a six-month national and international search, the Meadows Museum, SMU has appointed Dr. Amanda W. Dotseth to the position of curator. An accomplished scholar, Dotseth conducts research that is grounded in the Spanish Middle Ages, but has addressed a wide range of topics, including architecture, panel painting and the history of collecting. Dotseth is currently completing a Meadows/Mellon/Prado postdoctoral fellowship at the museum; she will begin her new role as curator on September 19, 2018. During the two years of her fellowship, Dotseth has curated or co-curated exhibitions such asZurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle; Chillida in Dallas: De Música at the Meyerson; and At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase. She also coordinated the first colloquium of current and former Meadows/Prado fellows and organized a symposium on medieval Spanish art featuring internationally recognized scholars in the field.

Meadows Museum Director Mark A. Roglán stated, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Dotseth join the Meadows Museum staff, bringing her passion for scholarship on Spanish art to us on a long-term basis. We know from experience that Amanda’s curatorial eye has enhanced the museum’s work on many projects. Looking to the future, she will be an invaluable asset in helping us identify acquisitions, cultivating partnerships and supporters, and serving as an advocate for the museum both within and outside Dallas.”

“I take pride in the long relationship I have had with the Meadows Museum and its staff. I remain invested in the success of the institution, which, like me, has grown and diversified significantly since my tenure as assistant curator,” said Dotseth, referring to her history with the museum beginning with her very first role at the Meadows more than ten years ago. “I am deeply impressed with the expansion of the Meadows’s collection, as well as its ambitious scholarly collaborations, recruitment of talented staff, and commitment to establishing itself as a premier center for the study of Spanish art. There is still much to be done, and so I welcome the opportunity to help shape the Meadows’s future.”

Amanda Dotseth completed her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2015 with a dissertation titled, “San Quirce de Burgos: Reframing Romanesque Architecture in Castile.” During her doctoral studies, she also served as a pre-doctoral fellow at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid. Dotseth completed her MA at SMU in 2006, after which she served for three years as the assistant curator at the Meadows Museum, where she curated numerous exhibitions and was instrumental in the research project, exhibition and catalogue Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo. During that period, Dotseth helped to secure funding for a number of important acquisitions—including works by Jaume Plensa, George Rickey, María Blanchard and Martín Rico y Ortega—and collaborated on the reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection galleries and sculpture garden.

Currently an associated scholar for the project “The Medieval Treasury across Frontiers and Generations: The Kingdom of León-Castile in the Context of Muslim-Christian Interchange,” funded by a Spanish National Grant, Dotseth has received numerous grants and awards for her research on medieval Spanish art. She previously held a Fulbright fellowship and received the British Archaeological Association’s Ochs Scholarship, among other awards, in support of her dissertation research in Spain.


Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), Aliyah, plate 1, from Aliyah, 1968. Lithograph on Arches paper. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum purchase thanks to a gift from Linda P. and William A. Custard and The Meadows Foundation in tribute to the Honorable Janet Pollman Kafka, Honorary Consul of Spain, for her twenty years of service, MM.2017.02.20. © 2018 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society. Photo by Kevin Todora



Dalí: Poetics of the Small,1929–1936

Sep. 9–Dec. 9, 2018


Dalí’s Aliyah: A Moment in Jewish History

Sep. 9, 2018–Jan. 13, 2019


Murillo at the Meadows: A 400th Anniversary Celebration

Through Dec. 2, 2018



Concert: Lazos sobre el Atlantic/Ties Over the Atlantic

Oct. 18, 6:30 pm

Meadows Museum


Film: Rafael Azcona’s The Executioner

Oct. 25, 6:00 pm

Meadows Museum


Concert: The Great Stravinsky: An Evening of Chamber Music

Nov. 15, 6:30 pm

Meadows Museum


Performance: Dalí Interactive

Dec. 1, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Meadows Museum







Lecture Series: Salvador Dalí and the Resurgence of Surrealism

Sep. 21-Oct. 26, 10:30 am

Josh Rose

Meadows Museum




Gallery Talk: Artful Conversations

Oct. 16, 2:00 pm

Scott Winterrowd & Anne Kindseth

Meadows Museum


Gallery Talk: Dalí, Surrealism, and Psychoanalysis

Oct. 26, 12:15 pm

Anna Lovatt

Meadows Museum


Lecture: Dalí and the Surrealist Moment

Nov. 8, 6:00 pm

William Jeffett

Meadows Museum


Gallery Talk: The Meadows in Contemporary Painting

Nov. 9, 12:15 pm

Francisco Moreno

Meadows Museum


Gallery Talk: Artful Conversations

Nov. 13, 2:00 pm

Scott Winterrowd & Anne Kindseth

Meadows Museum


Lecture: Salvador Dalí’s Techniques and Studio Practice in Panel Painting

Nov. 17, 10:30AM to 12:00PM

Irene Civil & Claire Barry

Meadows Museum


Gallery Talk: Small Charms: Dalí and Poetry

Dec. 7, 12:15 pm

Anne Keefe

Meadows Museum


Gallery Talk: Artful Conversations

Dec. 11, 2:00 pm

Scott Winterrowd & Anne Kindseth

Meadows Museum

Latino Art Now! 2019 Call For Papers, Panels, Presentations

Latino Art Now! 2019

April 4-6th, 2019

Sight Lines & Time Frames

National Conference on Latino Art

A program of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research

Hosted by The University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies and the Smithsonian Latino Center

Call For Papers, Panels, Presentations

Deadline October 1, 2018

The 6th Latino Art Now! will consider a wide range of subjects relating to the this year’s theme: Sight Lines | Time Frames. “Sight Lines” refers to the building of critical visual literacy as well as the meaning-making curatorial practice of situating artworks in relation to each other and within multiple (art) histories. “Time Frames” signals that Latino art is an evolving notion traversing multiple generations and varying historical and social contexts. LAN! 2019 seeks to make as many of these practices and contexts as possible visible to one another.

Previous editions of LAN! were held at the University of Illinois-Chicago (2016) and at the Smithsonian Institution (2013) in Washington, DC. As a heavily Latino cosmopolitan city in a border state, and one of the busiest points of exchange between Latin America and the US, Houston is uniquely situated to host LAN! 2019. More than twenty Houston area museums, galleries, universities and cultural centers will host exhibitions and events alongside the three-day conference.

All subjects relating to US Latino art may be proposed, with the following topics suggested:

  • New directions in Latino/a art: LatinX, Afro-Latinidad, Queer Latinidad
  • Puerto Rico post-Maria and the broader Caribbean
  • Indigenous intersections
  • Feminisms: past, present, and future
  • Anti-gentri cation art and practice
  • Artistic responses to anti-immigrant discourses
  • Museums and Latino art
  • Digital humanities
  • Latino art before 1960
  • Publishing and pedagogy
  • Latino and PoC solidarity networks: then and now
  • Latino art situated in art history

Non-traditional formats are also welcome. Please email abstracts (500 words), presenter bios (150 words per presenter), or thorough descriptions of non-traditional formats along with participant bios to the LAN! Program Committee: by midnight of October 1, 2018.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibitions, Lectures, Events

Jan Staller (b. 1952)
Still from SAVED, 2013
Single-channel video
Courtesy of the artist

Jan Staller: CYCLE & SAVED

Through August 19

These two short videos by New York photographer-videographer Jan Staller reflect on a potent contradiction of contemporary material life. Where CYCLE revels in the powerful abstracting of paper traveling at high speed down a conveyor belt on its first step to being recycled, SAVED is a playful celebration of hundreds of small tools and toys accumulated over the years by the artist. 

Together these videos ask us to reflect on what we choose to keep and what we throw away.

In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar

Through June 17

Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows 

Through July 22

Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas

Through November 18

Lectures and Talks

A Conversation with Texas Women Sculptors

May 31, 2018, 6:30 pm


Lecture: Who is Dave Heath?

June 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m.


Films + Performances


Sunset Cinema: Steel Magnolias

May 24, 2018, 6:00 pm 


Sunset Cinema: Homeward Bound

July 12, 2018, 6:00 pm


Interactive Programs


Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

May 24, 2018, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

July 19, 2018, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

Sep 20, 2018, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm


Crafting from the Collection

June 2, 2018, 10:30 am


Book Club: Reconstructing Amelia

June 7, 2018, 6:00 pm


Trivia Night

June 18, 2018, 6:00 pm


Visit the Amon Carter museum website for more information and to register for programs online.

Kimbell Art Museum Exhibitions and Lectures



From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection
MARCH 4–AUGUST 19, 2018

When Sam Myers was sent to Paris by his law firm in the mid-1960s, he and his wife Myrna became so enamored with the city that they decided to make it their home. There, over the course of 50 years, they built an extraordinary collection that until now has never been exhibited publicly in the United States. Beginning by acquiring Greek and Roman antiquities but eventually focusing on Asia, the Myers assembled some 5,000 works that offer a very personal vision of the world of Asian art. This exhibition will present over 400 objects selected from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam.

The exhibition covers a broad historical range, from the Neolithic era to the 20th century. The objects are also highly varied in nature, from porcelain, ivory, and precious stones such as jade and rock crystal to Buddhist art and textiles and stunning costumes from Central Asia, Tibet, China and Japan. Each treasure is exceptional in its shape, rarity, quality, function or inherent message. The exhibition recounts fascinating historical events through themes such as the symbolism of Chinese jade, the trade in blue-and-white porcelain, Buddhism, Noh theater, the Japanese samurai, the tea ceremony, the art of writing and the place of women. The astonishing array of outstanding works of art in the Myers collection is testimony to Asia’s rich cultural heritage and unique customs and offers a broad panorama of Asian history in all its beauty and diversity.

This exhibition is produced by Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, Montréal, Canada, in partnership with Sam Myers.




Friday Evening Lectures


Evening lectures by distinguished guest speakers, held thorought the year, address a range of topics relating to the appreciation and interpretation of art.  Free; no reservations required. Seating is limited.Pavillion Auditorium.


Shimmering Splendor, Woven Wealth: Silk in Imperial China and Beyond

MAY 11

Lee Talbot, curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections, The George Washington University and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC.


From Workshop to Grave: Ancient Chinese Jades

Friday, July 13, 2018 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

J. Keith Wilson, curator of ancient Chinese art, Freer/Sackler, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC



Education Events and Activities


Family Festival: Passport to Asia / Pasaporte a Asia

Sunday, June 3, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Film Series


Comprehensive film programs focusing on artists’ careers, major art movements, and important cultural figures provide rich visual and historical context that complement artworks on view.Kahn Auditorium

High Art of the Low Countries

May 27, June 24, July 1

In this sweeping production, British art historian and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the art of the Low Countries. Examining the formation of a ground-breaking school of painting by artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch, Graham-Dixon then turns to the prosperous Dutch Golden Age of the seventeenth century that fostered the careers of Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, and others. In the modern age, the Low Countries once again produced important forward-thinking artists, including Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondrian.


The Art of Japanese Life & Handmade in Japan

July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29

Explore the vibrant art and culture of Japan in two recent series from the BBC. In The Art of Japanese Life, Dr. James Fox examines how three core themes—nature, the city, and the home— have manifested in Japanese art and life through the centuries. Handmade in Japan follows contemporary artisans’ intricate production of traditional Japanese crafts: the Samurai sword, the kimono, and Mingei pottery. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition From the Lands of Asia.




Meadows Museum Exhibitions, Events, and Lectures


Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida 

Through Jun. 3, 2018

Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) is one of the major sculptors of the post-war international art movement. His monumental public works can be found throughout Spain, Europe and the Americas. Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida presents 66 works of sculpture, drawing, collage, gravitations, graphic works, and a small selection of artists’ books, representing a general view of the mature phase of this key sculptor of the post-war avant-garde.


Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (Spanish, 1838–1874), Beach at Portici, 1874. Oil on canvas, 27 x 51 ¼ in. (68.6 x 130.2 cm). Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum Purchase with funds from Mary Anne Cree, Mrs. Eugene McDermott, Susan Heldt Albritton, Linda P. and William A. Custard, Gwen and Richard Irwin, Shirley and Bill McIntyre, Cyrena Nolan, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Gene and Jerry Jones, Pilar and Jay Henry, Barbara and Mike McKenzie, Caren Prothro, Marilyn Augur, Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Barzune, Diane and Stuart Bumpas, The Honorable Janet Kafka and Mr. Terry Kafka, the Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Levy Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Stacey and Nicholas McCord, Linda and John McFarland, Catherine Blaffer Taylor, Julie and George Tobolowsky, Cheryl and Kevin Vogel, Diane and Gregory Warden, Natalie and George Lee, Estelle and Michael Thomas, Bethany and Samuel Holland, President R. Gerald and Gail Turner, Kathleen and Mark Roglán, and an Anonymous Donor. MM.2017.03. Photo by Robert LaPrelle

At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase 

Jun. 24-Sep. 23, 2018

The Meadows Museum, SMU, has acquired Beach at Portici, the last painting of famed Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838-1874). The nearly finished painting—which is unusual for its large scale, relative to much of the artist’s work—depicts the enjoyment of a summer day at the beach, and demonstrates Fortuny’s hallmark ability to capture light in paint. Fortuny was an especially popular artist with 19th-century American collectors and audiences, as the particularly American provenance of this work reveals. Reflecting the high esteem in which Fortuny’s works were held, Beach at Portici was featured prominently in the American Pavilion’s “Loan Collection of Foreign Masterpieces Owned in the United States” at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Considered one of the most important international exhibitions of the 19th century, these works were selected to show off to the Fair’s wide audiences— more than 27 million people visited during its six-month run—the richness and breadth of paintings owned by American collectors and museums, and implicitly, American economic prowess, and refined taste in fine art.

Beach at Portici will be on view at the Meadows Museum beginning January 19, 2018. From June 24 through September 23, it will be the subject of a focused exhibition, At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase, where it will be paired with a loan from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Chase’s Idle Hours (c. 1894). The Spanish artist had a significant impact on many important American artists and perhaps especially on Chase, who knew his work well and greatly admired it.

Read more about “At the Beach”

Murillo at the Meadows: A 400th Anniversary Celebration 

Through Dec. 2, 2018



Family Program: A Day at the Beach

Jun. 23, 10:00 am



Lecture Series: Light, Camera, Landscape: The Rise of International Impressionism

May 31-Jun. 14, 6:00-7:30 pm

Nancy Cohen Israel

Meadows Museum


Lecture: At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase

Jun. 28, 6:00 pm

Mark A. Roglán and Andrew Walker

Meadows Museum

Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibitions, Lectures, and Events

Kwon, Soon Hyung (b. 1929)
Porcelain clay body



Earthly Splendor: Korean Ceramics from the Collection

January 20 – ongoing

This exhibition pairs outstanding examples of contemporary Korean ceramics with historical Korean ceramics from the museum’s permanent collection to highlight the material, aesthetic, stylistic, and technical developments of Korean ceramics throughout history.


Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete


The exhibition features an exquisitely crafted and perfectly preserved samurai suit of armor worn by Abe Masayoshi (1700-1769), Lord of Fukuyama Fiefdom in the Edo period (1603–1868). It also includes a 17th-century pair of Kasen-zu byōbu, or battle screens, which depict the important historical battle of Yashima from the Genpei War (1180–1185), which was fought between the Minamoto and Taira families.





Breathe: Art and Wellness Workshop

Sat. March 10 10:00am-2:00pm

Now in its third year, the Breathe program invites local veterans and first responders to gather for monthly workshops centered around the practices of qigong and art-making. March’s workshop will introduce the Japanese art of Kitsugi, which involves piecing broken ceramics back together with resin and powdered gold.

This month’s Qigong practice will focus on the second of eight principles: Rising Energy. The Crow Collection is proud to partner with SimplyAware to offer quality Qigong training for each workshop. Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the practice of Qigong involves simple movement to improve breathing, posture, and mental focus. Learn more about Qigong with the video below of SimplyAware instructor Chris Bouguyon demonstrating the Golden Ball practice.


Breathe: Art and Wellness Workshop

Sat. April 21 10:00am-2:00pm

Now in its third year, the Breathe program invites local veterans and first responders to gather for monthly workshops centered around the practices of Qigong and art-makingIn April, participants will explore photography and work together to capture moments in the city and in nature outside of the museum (weather permitting). In May, you will use these photos to create a multi-media collage.

This month’s Qigong practice will focus on the third of eight principles: Minding the Breath. The Crow Collection is proud to partner with SimplyAware to offer quality qigong training for each workshop. Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the practice of qigong involves simple movement to improve breathing, posture, and mental focus. Learn more about Qigong with the video below of SimplyAware instructor Chris Bouguyon demonstrating the Golden Ball practice.




Bloom and Give Trunk Show at the Lotus Shop

Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24 12:00pm-5:00pm

Bloom and Give’s products are created by small co-ops in India that share their relentless pursuit of excellence and quality, and their belief in a fair wage. Their products include handmade scarves, home goods, and bags, and their goal is to use age-old techniques to create contemporary designs that can be enjoyed in everyday life. Proceeds from this trunk show will go towards education programs for girls in India!


Julie Cohn Trunk Show at the Lotus Shop

Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28 12:00pm-5:00pm

Julie Cohn Design uses old-world casting techniques to create modern artifacts. Made in America, each piece has been carved in wax by the designer and finished by hand in Dallas. All of Julie’s creative endeavors have come together to form her unique vision and aesthetic, and her pieces are all about possibilities for layering and stacking to create one-of-a-kind collages or small sculptures that uniquely juxtapose disparate elements with simple elegance.




Here’s the weekday wellness breakdown. All classes are free, and no registration is necessary. Free two-hour parking validation for Friends of the Crow Collection

Classes take place at 2001 Ross Ave. Suite 3550 – Crow Collection of Asian Art Offices on the 35th floor of Trammell Crow Center.


Mondays – Mindfulness Meditation

12:00 – 12:45pm

Begin your week by resetting and recharging as a counterpoint to the chaotic movement of life. Create an opportunity for the body and mind to connect with the breath and explore a peaceful presence in the moment. Join this guided group meditation to experience a deeper sense of awareness, increase your attention and focus, and enhance self-insight. All levels are welcome. Come as you are: these programs are designed for professionals in business attire. This class will be led by Michael Lavalle PhD.

Tuesdays – Qigong

12:00 – 1:00pm

Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is sometimes described as “the soul of tai chi.” Dating back 4500 years, Qigong is considered one of the catalysts of traditional Chinese medicine practices. This class promotes flexibility, balance, and strength in the body through gentle, flowing movements. This class will be led by Sifu Fayne Bouguyon, LMT of SimplyAware.


Wednesdays – Tai Chi

12:00 – 1:00pm

Tai chi (also known as tai chi chuan or tai ji) is a Chinese traditional art of movement that is widely known for its graceful, meditative form. This class follows a series of movements practiced in a slow, focused manner to decrease stress, increase balance and agility, and promote overall physical and mental well-being. This class will be led by Greg Young of White Rock Tai Chi.


Thursdays – Restorative Yoga

12:00 – 1:00pm

Restorative yoga has many benefits including increased flexibility, decreased stress, and lowered blood pressure. This class involves relaxing yoga poses using blankets and other props to support the body as you rest. This class will be led by Erin Brandao E-RYT 500.


Fridays – The Relaxation Room

12:00 – 1:00pm

On Fridays from noon-1:00 PM the Center for Contemplative Leadership will be open for anyone to come and sit and breathe. Self-guided meditation instructions will be provided for any interested.


Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibitions and Events

William Zorach (1887–1966)
The Artist’s Daughter, 1930
© Reproduced with permission of the Zorach Collection, LLC
Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Tessim Zorach, 1968.25, image courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

A New American Sculpture 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman and Zorach
Through May 13

In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar
Through June 17
Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows
Through July 22
Jan Staller: CYCLE & SAVED
Through August 19
Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas
Through November 18
Artist Lecture: James Surls
March 29, 6:30 p.m.
Artist Lecture and Book Signing: Rania Matar
April 28, 10:30 a.m.
Yoga in the Galleries*
April 3, 10, 17, 7 a.m.
April 5, 12, 19, 5:30 p.m.
*Register online at
Spring Break at the Amon Carter
March 13–16, 1–3 p.m.
Ages 10 to 16
Visit the Amon Carter museum website for more information.

Kimbell Art Museum Exhibitions and Lectures



From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection

March 4, 2018 to August 19, 2018

When Americans Samuel and Myrna Myers visited Paris in the mid-1960s, they became so enamored with the city that they decided to make their home there. This was where they built an extraordinary collection that until now has never be exhibited publicly. Over the course of more than 40 years, the Myers assembled some 5,000 works of art that, together, offer a very personal vision of the world of Asian art. This exhibition will present over 400 objects selected from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam.


Symposium and Lectures



From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 10 am–1 pm


A Quest for Asian Art: The Spirit of the Myers Collection, Jean-Paul Desroches, senior curator of the French National Patrimony

Radiant Stones: The Importance of Jade in Chinese Culture, Filippo Salviati, professor, department of Oriental studies, “La Sapienza” University, Rome

Chinese Silk: Conspicuous Consumption and Lucrative Trade, John E. Vollmer, independent scholar, New York

Stories for My Children and Grandchildren: A Conversation with Sam MyersModerated by Jean-Paul Desroches and Jennifer Casler Price


Wednesday Series: Art in Context

APRIL 4, 12:30 pm

Art and Diplomacy: The Sculptural Brilliance of Ancient Ife

Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Chair of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


Friday Evening Lecture

APRIL 6, 6 pm

Transcendent Specifics: Buddhist Arts of Tibet, Japan, Korea, and China

Katherine Anne Paul, curator, arts of Asia, Newark Museum, New Jersey


The Artist’s Eye

April 21, 11 am   Swang Lin, associate concertmaster, Ann Koonsman Chair, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra


Wednesday Series: Art in Context

APRIL 25, 12:30 pm

Journey to Peru: The Wari, the Inca, and the Road to Machu Picchu

Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and non-Western art, Kimbell Art Museum


Wednesday Series: Art in Context

MAy 9, 12:30 pm

Delacroix: Taking a Close Look

Peter Van de Moortel, assistant conservator of paintings, Kimbell Art Museum


Friday Evening Lecture

MAY 11, 6 pm

Shimmering Splendor, Woven Wealth: Silk in Imperial China and Beyond

Lee Talbot, curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections, The George Washington University and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC


The Artist’s Eye

MAY 19, 11 am   Albert S. Komatsu, architect, Fort Worth


Meadows Museum Exhibitions and Lectures

Eduardo Chillida (Spanish, 1924–2002), Gure aitaren etxea (1ª versión Nº 2) / Our Father’s House (1st Version No. 2), 1985. Iron. © Zabalaga-Leku. ARS, New York / VEGAP, Madrid, 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Eduardo Chillida and Hauser & Wirth


Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida

February 4 –  June 3, 2018

This spring, the Meadows Museum will present Dallas’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002). Chillida, one of Spain’s most celebrated modern sculptors, is famous for his monumental iron and stone sculptures that shape both urban and rural landscapes. This exhibition includes 66 of the artist’s works, from his sculptures, to his drawings, collages, gravitations, graphic works, and a selection of his books. Co-curated by William Jeffett, chief curator of exhibitions for The Dalí Museum, and Ignacio Chillida, the artist’s son, the works in Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida come exclusively from the Museo Chillida-Leku in Hernani (San Sebastián, Spain); the exhibition travels to Dallas from the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. A complimentary exhibition, Chillida in Dallas: De Musica at the Meyerson, is curated by Meadows/Mellon/Prado Curatorial Fellow Amanda W. Dotseth and will focus on the landmark commission by Chillida at Dallas’s Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The two exhibitions will open on February 4, 2018, and run through June 3.


Eduardo Chillida, Year 1963. Photo: Budd, N.Y. © Zabalaga-Leku. ARS, New York / VEGAP, Madrid, 2017. Courtesy The Estate of Eduardo Chillida and Hauser & Wirth



Dalí: Poetics of the Small

The Meadows Museum, SMU, will present the first in-depth exploration of the small-scale paintings of Salvador Dalí (1904–1989). While many of Dalí’s canvases are known around the world and are among the defining works of the Surrealist movement, the small size of many of these works is frequently overlooked. Nearly half of the artist’s paintings during the early part of his Surrealist period (1929–1936) were actually small format works: some measuring just over a foot, and others as small as 3 x 2 in. Organized by the Meadows as part of its mission to present Spanish art in America, Dalí: Poetics of the Small will be on view at the Meadows Museum—the only venue for this exhibition—from September 9–December 9, 2018.
Read more at the Meadows website.

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), The Fish Man (L’homme poisson), 1930. Oil on canvas, 10 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2 in. (26.7 x 19.1 cm). Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum Purchase with funds from The Meadows Foundation; Hollyand Doug Deason; Mrs. Eugene McDermott; Linda P. and William A. Custard; and Gwen and Richard Irwin, MM.2014.11. Photo by Brad Flowers. © 2018 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society

Lectures, Symposia, and Events

Thursday, March 1, 5:30 PM
purple square MUSIC AT THE MEADOWS
Oldovini Organ Recital
Larry Palmer, professor emeritus of harpsichord and organ, SMU
Enjoy these special opportunities to experience centuries-old music on an eighteenth-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection.
Virginia Meadows Galleries


Friday, March 2, 12:15 PM
green square GALLERY TALK
Women of the Art World and Works of Baroque Seville
Alicia Zuese, associate professor of Spanish, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences
Free with regular Museum admission
Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries


Thursday, March 8, 6:00 p.m.
The Medieval World in a Spanish Context
Julian Raby, Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art
Description to come
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium


Friday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
purple square SYMPOSIUM
The Medieval World in a Spanish Context
Ana Cabrera, Th­e Victoria & Albert Museum/Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Madrid
Jordi Camps, chief curator of Romanesque art, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Heather Ecker, principal, Viridian Projects
Charles T. Little, curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Therese Martín, tenured scholar, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid
Christine Sciacca, ­ associate curator of European art, 300–1400 CE, The Walters Art Museum
Shannon Wearing, affiliate, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Organized by Amanda W. Dotseth, the Meadows/Mellon/Prado curatorial fellow, this symposium brings together international scholars on the art of the Middle Ages to explore the breadth of objects found within the context of Spanish collections, both medieval and modern. From Islamic textiles and metalwork to North African ivory, manuscripts of varied manufacture, and Scandinavian red deer antler, the materials and production methods found in Spanish contexts reflect the diversity of the medieval world.
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium


Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
red square LECTURE
From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum
Steven A. Nash, former director, Palm Springs Art Museum; founding director, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Laura Wilson, photographer, Dallas
Join us for a special double lecture as we launch the publication of From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum. ­This beautifully designed permanent collection catalogue features new research by Nash about the objects in the Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture collection, along with artistic photographs of the sculptures by Wilson. ­The stunning images Wilson captured for this exceptional book set it apart from a typical catalogue, making it a work of art in its own right. Each will share their experiences working on the project. ­This program will be followed by a reception and book signing with the author and photographer; books can be pre-purchased when making reservations.
Free (does not include book); reservations required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium


Friday, March 23, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
purple square WORKSHOP
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Meadows Museum again collaborates with The Cedars Union on a community event to teach people how to edit, update, and add articles on Wikipedia, in order to bring meaningful change to the knowledge available about female artists and art world figures, and encourage greater female editorship on Wikipedia. All are welcome, regardless of experience, gender or background. Event is come and go.
FREE; learn more and register
Constantin Foundation Seminar Room


Friday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.
red square LECTURE
Lightness and Rightness: Eduardo Chillida and James Johnson Sweeney in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Beatriz Cordero, professor, Saint Louis University, Madrid
This lecture will focus on Eduardo Chillida’s exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1966, the first show of the Spanish artist outside Europe. In this exhibition James Johnson Sweeney, then director of the MFAH, offered an insightful view of Chillida’s sculpture. He underlined the “lightness and rightness” of Chillida’s works, as well as the artist’s roots in Spanish artistic traditions. Sweeney’s consideration of Chillida as a “tastebreaker” and as “the foremost sculptor of his generation” anticipated the later understanding of the qualities of his works.
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium


Friday, April 20, 12:15 p.m.
green square GALLERY TALK
Chillida in Dallas Part I: Chillida Downtown
Jed Morse, chief curator, Nasher Sculpture Center
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587
Nasher Sculpture Center and Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center*
* Note: Participants will be walking between the two institutions.


Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
purple square Meadows Family Day: Founders’ Day Celebration
Visitors of all ages can explore the sculptures and works on paper of Eduardo Chillida. Activities will include hands-on 2-D and 3-D art projects, and sensory approaches engaging visitors through sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Enjoy special entertainment, activities, refreshments, and more!


Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.
purple square MUSIC AT THE MEADOWS
Oldovini Organ Recital
Larry Palmer, professor emeritus of harpsichord and organ, SMU
Enjoy these special opportunities to experience centuries-old music on an eighteenth-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the Meadows Museum’s permanent collection.
Virginia Meadows Galleries


Friday, April 27, 12:15 p.m.
green square GALLERY TALK
Chillida in Dallas Part II: Chillida in Dallas
Scott Winterrowd, director of education
Free with regular Museum admission
Downstairs Galleries


Thursday, May 31, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
(All dates: May 31, June 7 & 14)
Light, Camera, Landscape: The Rise of International Impressionism
Nancy Cohen Israel, art historian and owner of Art à la Carte
Technological advances in the nineteenth century made it possible for artists to work en plein air. ­The advent of train travel and tubed pigments beckoned urban artists to villages such as Barbizon and Fontainbleau. Taking full advantage of natural light, these painters started an artistic revolution. Not only did the Paris School become a magnet attracting artists from across Europe and the United States, but it ultimately sent them back to their home countries, bringing this radical new style with them. ­This series will trace the rise of Impressionism in France, the offshoots of painters in Spain and Italy, and the aftershocks that it sent throughout the West.
$40 for the 3-part series; free for Museum members, and SMU faculty, staff, and students; registration required at 214.768.8587
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

Cultural Developments in North Texas with Dr. Richard Brettell and Mark Lamster: Presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents:

Cultural Developments in North Texas  

Richard BRETTELL, Ph. D in conversation with Mark LAMSTER


10 October 2017

Tuesday, 7 pm, with informal reception and check-in beginning at 6:15 pm

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Free Admission for UT Dallas students, faculty and staff (with ID)

No reservations needed, Join us!

The last two decades have seen dramatic developments in the cultural fabric of North Texas. In Dallas, the Arts District saw the addition of the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Wyly Theater, the Winspear Opera House, the Moody (formerly City) Performance Hall, and the completion of the Booker T. Washington campus. Fort Worth has added the Modern Art Museum and the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell among its new signature buildings.

Much has happened besides the completion of these signature buildings. Galleries, artist labs, new musical and theatrical organizations have also come into existence or increased their reach across North Texas. Academic centers such as UT Dallas and non-profits such as The Dallas Architecture Forum have expanded their cultural reach and raised awareness and dialogue on issues important to all of us. In addition to the Arts District in Dallas and the Cultural District in Fort Worth, there are emerging centers of creative activity across many North Texas cities.

Join us for a lively discussion with Rick Brettell and Mark Lamster as we examine some of these major accomplishments over the last twenty years. Dr. Brettell and Mr. Lamster will also discuss what needs to occur over the next two decades to enhance the arts and cultural opportunities for all North Texas residents.

Dallas Museum of Art News and Exhibitions

Image courtesy The Dallas Museum of Art

The New AOL (Art Online)

This summer the DMA unveiled a new way to access its online collection of encyclopedic art at The development of the enhanced site is part of the Museum’s ongoing digitization initiative to expand access to its encyclopedic collection, which recently reached more than 24,000 objects. The expanded online collection features an updated design that enables access to a larger quantity and variety of information, now providing a multitude of entry points and pathways to the Museum’s robust online resource. New additions to the online collection include an expanded screen layout that allows web visitors to explore catalogue essays, summaries of historical periods, artist biographies, and descriptions of techniques and their importance in certain regions or cultures. The fresh design also features teaching ideas produced by the Education Department alongside art historical essays. The enrichment of the Museum’s online content is supported by a grant from the O’Donnell Foundation, bestowed to the DMA in November 2013, to offer the entire collection online.


Image courtesy The Dallas Museum of Art

DMA to Host Three-Day Celebration of Islamic Art and Culture

Islamic Art Celebration: The Language of Exchange is a three-day event exploring Islamic art and culture in honor of the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, one of the most geographically and historically comprehensive private collections of Islamic art in the world. From November 16 through 18, Museum-goers are invited to view the exquisite works of art on view in the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery and take part in special curated programming. Highlights include a keynote talk on the influence of global exchange on Islamic art with Dr. Sheila R. Canby, Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at New York’s Metropolitan Museum. Other scheduled talks include author, educator, and artist Eric Broug exploring the complex geometric patterns seen in Islamic art and architecture, and art historian Michael Falcetano speaking on objects from the Keir Collection that were made to be used in everyday life. With tours, musical performances, and artist demonstrations, visitors will have numerous ways to learn more about Islamic art and the influence it has had across cultures.


Image courtesy The Dallas Museum of Art

Spring Cleaning

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to research that couldn’t be more true. Photographs in the DMA Archives have provided information on a variety of topics, from the Level 3 skylights and limestone cladding, to how an artwork was installed in an exhibition, to the design of an event, to what the Arts District looked like before it was an arts district. To facilitate the use of the Archives’ photography collections, the DMA recently completed a project that transformed boxes of photographs that were a bit disorganized into tidy, usefully arranged, helpfully described, and well preserved collections. Drawing on years of experience helping people find historic images, DMA Archivist Hillary Bober arranged the photographs into nine logical subject-based collections: Building, Collection Documentation, Development and Events, Education and Programming, Exhibition Installation, People, Publications, 90th Anniversary Timeline, and Miscellany.



Amedeo Modigliani, Boy in Short Pants, c. 1918, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Leland Fikes Foundation, Inc. 1977.1; Piet Mondrian, Spring Sun (Lentezon): Castle Ruin: Brederode, c. late 1909–early 1910, oil on Masonite, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of the James H. and Lillian Clark Foundation, 1982.24.FA, © 2012 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International Washington DC

Modernism on the Road

Three well-known and well-loved works from the DMA’s European art collection are traveling across the Atlantic this fall to be featured in a trio of prestigious exhibitions focusing on some of the most memorable artists of the 20th century. Amedeo Modigliani’s painting Boy in Short Pants can be seen in the Tate Modern’s comprehensive retrospective of Modigliani’s work opening in November. At the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Piet Mondrian’s early masterwork Spring Sun (Lentezon): Castle Ruin: Brederode is included in The Dutch in Paris 1789–1914, which presents Paris through the work of eight Dutch artists and will later travel to the Petit Palais in Paris. Finally, Henri Matisse’s magnificent Still Life: Bouquet and Compotier will capture attention at Frankfurt’s Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie as part of Matisse-Bonnard: Long Live Painting!, the first exhibition in Germany to bring these key modern masters together.





Multiple Selves: Portraits from Rembrandt to Rivera
Through November 5, 2017
Level 2
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail
Through November 12, 2017
Focus Gallery II
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

After Hours: Works by DMA Staff
Through November 26, 2017
Mezzanine 2
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery
Through April 28, 2019
Focus Gallery I
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Waxed: Batik from Java
Through December 3, 2017
Level 3
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Truth: 24 frames per second
October 22, 2017–January 28, 2018
Chilton Gallery I and Hoffman Galleries
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins
October 1, 2017–February 25, 2018
Stoffel Quadrant Gallery
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers
September 2, 2017–May 13, 2018
Rachofsky Quadrant Gallery

DMA organized


Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters Live, the literary series of the Dallas Museum of Art, presents Walter Isaacson

Thursday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.

First Methodist Church of Dallas

From the author of the bestselling biographies Benjamin Franklin and Einstein comes Leonardo da Vinci, an engrossing portrayal of the world’s most creative genius. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Isaacson weaves a narrative connecting his art and science. He also illustrates how Leonardo’s genius stemmed from skills we can improve in ourselves – passionate curiosity, careful observation, and a playful imagination. Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane University, has also written the bestselling biographies Benjamin Franklin and Einstein; Isaacson has served as CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine.

Enjoy a book signing with Isaacson following the event; tickets include a hardcover book.

For tickets, visit or call 214-922-1818.


Crow Collection of Asian Art Events and Lectures

The Crow Collection of Asian Art has many exciting events this Fall.  Explore their calendar at Crow Collection of Asian Art Fall 2017 Events & Lectures

Invisible Cities Forum

October 14 @ Crow Collection | 1 – 6 PM

Price: $12 for 1 – 6 PM for public; free for members

Parking: $5 (free for members)
Capacity: 60


Artist 2 Artist Brunch
11 – 12:30 PM | Annex

Brunch: $25 for public; $15 for members
Capacity: 30

Includes performances and lectures by:

Ho Rui An (Singapore), Dash
Moe Satt (Myanmar)
Come Inside collective (Hong Kong)

Beer (or softdrink) & Pretzels in Skybridge

Screening & Talk by Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore)

Panel Discussion with Q&A


Jade Ball 2017 at Belo Mansion 

Sat Oct 07 2017

6:00 pm — 11:45 pm

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents an extraordinary event for the museum and its many supporters and friends—the INAUGURAL JADE BALL.

Please join Ball Chair Robert Weatherly and Honorary Chair Lynn McBee for this first annual celebration. With a name inspired by the Qing Dynasty Jades that make up the heart of the museum’s collection, the JADE BALL was created as a fundraising effort to help the museum expand its impact and ensure its sustainability.

Beginning at 6pm with a cocktail reception, followed by a black-tie dinner for 400 guests, the JADE BALL promises a magical grand entrance, unique entertainment, networking, art experiences and delightful surprises throughout the evening inspired by the theme of CHINA. #crowjadeball


Fall Events Calendar

Meadows Museum Exhibitions and Lectures

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Still Life in a Landscape, 1915. Oil on canvas. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Algur H. Meadows Collection, MM.69.26. Photo by Michael Bodycomb. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Picasso/Rivera: Still Life and the Precedence of Form

August 6 – November 5, 2017

During the run of his first solo exhibition at the Paris gallery of Berthe Weill in spring 1914, Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) had an opportunity to visit Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) in his Paris studio. Rivera recounts this solemn rite of passage:

“I went to Picasso’s studio intensely keyed up to meet Our Lord, Jesus Christ.… As for the man…a luminous atmosphere seemed to surround him.… Picasso asked me to stay and have lunch with him, after which he went back with me to my studio. There he asked to see everything I had done from beginning to end.… [W]e had dinner together and stayed up practically the whole night talking. Our thesis was Cubism – what it was trying to accomplish, what it had already done, and what future it had as a ‘new’ art form.”

– from D. Rivera, My Art, My Life


The Zurbaran paintings and other works hanging in Auckland Castle’s Long Dining Room. Photo by Colin Davison. © Auckland Castle Trust/ Zurbarán Trust

Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

September 17, 2017 – January 7, 2018

This exhibition marks the first time these precious holdings will be presented in America, and only the second time in history that they leave Auckland Castle, a unique opportunity to admire a rare assemblage of Zurbarán’s oeuvre. A major study of the series is being undertaken that will include a meticulous technical analysis of all the paintings as well as the publication of a catalogue with essays by a number of specialists. After its presentation at the Meadows Museum the works will be featured at The Frick Collection in New York, the only other venue for this exhibition.


On Friday, October 20, Nancy Cohen Israel will be presenting the gallery talk Dressing the Part: Reflected Prophecies in Zurbarán’s Sons of Jacob at the Meadows Museum.

The lecture will begin in the galleries of the Meadows Museum at 12:15 pm. It is free with regular Museum admission.



Nasher Sculpture Center Events and Speaker Series

The artists in Paper into Sculpture, including Marco Maggi, Joshua Neustein, Nancy Rubins, and others, play on tensions between commonly held understandings of sculpture and what paper can and cannot do, pushed to physical limits.

360 Speaker Series: Panel Discussion

Paper Into Sculpture

October 14, 2017
11 am

The artists in Paper into Sculpture, including Marco Maggi, Joshua Neustein, Nancy Rubins, and others, play on tensions between commonly held understandings of sculpture and what paper can and cannot do, pushed to physical limits.

Open to the public. Free with admission. Free for Members. Free for Students with ID. Complimentary wine reception with RSVP.


Treating paper as a material with a palpable three-dimensional presence rather than as a mere support for mark-making, they use processes ranging from tearing, crumpling, and cutting to scattering, binding and adhering to create sculptural works that take a variety of forms, with a varied range of expressive and conceptual implications. Even as the shift to digitized images, virtual reality, and social media has been said to herald its obsolescence, paper nonetheless remains inescapable in our daily lives.  Accessible to all, paper endures as the site of notes, lists, price tags, reminders, sketches, ads – at once the most mundane and the most intimate of communication media, and the most readily discarded.  As concerns about humanity’s impact on the environment intensify, paper is also one of the most persistent reminders of our connections to nature through the cyclical aspect of its creation, disposal, and regeneration through recycling.  Derived largely from plants fibers, paper also ages and degrades, its fragility inspiring metaphorical associations with human corporeality and vulnerability.

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

Paddle to the Sea (World Premiere)

October 18, 2017
7:30 p.m.

2017-2018 Soundings: New Music at the Nasher season tickets are now on sale. Individuals tickets will be made available one month prior to the performance.

This world premiere of Third Coast Percussion’s new performance project based on the classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film Paddle to the Sea. Looking at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives, Paddle to the Sea tells the story of a Native Canadian boy who carves a wooden figure called Paddle-to-the-Sea and sets him on a journey through all five Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and finally to the Atlantic Ocean. The story underscores the geographic, economic, and cultural connections formed by our shared waterways, and asks us to consider the human impact on the waters that help us transport our goods, provide our electrical power, bathe ourselves, cook our food, and quench our thirst.

Providing a live “soundtrack”, Third Coast Percussion performs works inspired by impressions of water and the natural world by Philip Glass, Jacob Druckman, traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, and music of its own, creating a performance that flows seamlessly throughout the course of the film.

This project was the brainchild of Tom Welsh, Director of Performing Arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It was developed at Third Coast Percussion’s Yellow Barn Artist Residency in October 2016.


Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony presents Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe. In the Nasher’s indoor galleries, Sachs will set a tea house in a garden accessorized with objects of use and contemplation, all made from commonplace materials easily procured at local art supply stores or through the McMaster-Carr hardware catalogue.

Tea Ceremony and Tour with Johnny Fogg

October 21, 2017 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; November 18, 2017 3 p.m.; November 19, 2017 11 a.m.; December 9-10, 2017 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tom Sachs’s friend and colleague in tea, Johnny Fogg, will give an informative tour of the tea garden and will perform tea ceremony.

During the course of the exhibition, Tom Sachs’s friend and colleague in tea, Johnny Fogg, will perform tea ceremonies. The tea ceremony is an intimate experience. The teahouse can accommodate only 2 to 3 guests to take part in the tea ceremony, but the walls of the teahouse will be removed, enabling all visitors to observe the ceremony. Tea ceremony audiences are limited to 30 visitors. The performance will last 1.5 hours, with a question and answer session following the performance.  Teahouse guests for each performance will be decided by lottery. If you are interested in participating in the ceremony as a guest in the teahouse, you will receive instructions on how to do so after making your reservation.

$10 for non-Members. FREE for Members.


Nathan Carter and The DRAMASTICS

The DRAMASTICS: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas

Exhibition viewing, film screening and performance.

October 26, 2017

Film screening at 10:30 p.m.

Performance at 11 p.m.

In a fantastical cornucopia of color, form, and gesture, Nathan Carter presents the story of a fictional punk rock band who call themselves The DRAMASTICS. The band and the world Carter created for them are the focus of his first video titled The DRAMASTICS are Loud AF (2016), which tells the story of the group’s rise to stardom in a series of vignettes, starting with The DRAMASTICS’ formation at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas and ending incredibly with a world tour finale in Paris. Carter’s choice of unlikely video subject—an all-girl punk rock band—was inspired by his love for such rock groups as The Slits, Blondie, and Bikini Kill, as Carter describes, “I wanted to be around sweaty, angry punk rock women. It’s as simple as that.” To create the video, Carter wrote a script based on his observations of teenage chatter to ensure that the dialogue mimicked the speaking patterns, colloquialisms and coded language of the characters he was creating. He also wrote and recorded all of the music and constructed dioramas as scenes for his paper cutout characters to inhabit. For his exhibition in the Nasher’s Corner Gallery, Carter presents this video, together with a selection of dioramas that transport the viewer into the colorful and chaotic world of The DRAMASTICS.

360 Speaker Series: Nathan Carter

Exhibition Artist

October 27, 2017
11 am

Artist Nathan Carter will speak about his Nasher exhibition The DRAMASTICS: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas, a fantastical cornucopia of color, form and gesture: an alternate realm that combines the story of Nathan Carter’s fictional punk rock band, which originates at Booker T. Washington High School, with his own studio productions and activities.

This program will take place in the Montgomery Arts Theatre at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Open to the public. Free with admission. Free for Members. Free for Students with ID. Complimentary wine reception with RSVP.

With the introduction of figuration in to his work, the artist presents his first film titled The DRAMASTICS Are Loud AF, first debuted at the MCA Denver in fall 2016. The film chronicles the adventures of The DRAMASTICS, a punk band made out of paper and wire cutout figures set in dioramas. For his exhibition in the Nasher’s Corner Gallery, Carter will present his film with the dioramic environs created for the film in an amalgam of textiles, collages, works on paper, and a full-size sound stage, on view from October 27 to December 31, 2017.

Nathan Carter Biography

Nathan Carter (b. 1970) was born in Dallas and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from the Yale University School of Art and has held solo exhibitions at institutions such as Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Blaffer Art Museum, Houston; Museo de Arte Raul Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico; and ArtPace, San Antonio.

360 Speaker Series: Tauba Auerbach


November 11, 2017
2 pm

San Francisco-born, New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach has described her work as an attempt to reveal “new spectral and dimensional richness…both within and beyond the limits of perception.”

Open to the public. Free with admission. Free for Members. Free for Students with ID. Complimentary wine reception with RSVP.

Engaging a variety of media, ranging from painting and photography to book design and musical performance, Auerbach explores the limits of our structures and systems of logic (linguistic, mathematical, spatial) and the points at which they break down and open up onto new visual and poetic possibilities.

Tauba Auerbach studied at Stanford University and has had numerous solo exhibitions including Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Belgium; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; as well participated in numerous group exhibitions in institutions such as the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design, Prague, Czech Republic; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA; and Musee D’Art Moderne, Paris, France. She also runs the press and publishing houe Diagonal Press.

A Space Program Film Screening

December 10, 2017

In A Space Program, artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first-person look into his studio and methods. The film is both a work of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’s historic performance, Space Program 2.0: MARS, performed at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012.

A Space Program

A Film by Tom Sachs and Van Neistat


72 minutes runtime

In A Space Program, artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first-person look into his studio and methods. The film is both a work of art in its own right and a recording of Sachs’s historic performance, Space Program 2.0: MARS, performed at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012.

For Space Program 2.0: MARS, Tom and his team built an entire space program from scratch. They were guided by the philosophy of bricolage: creating and constructing from available yet limited resources. They ultimately sent two female astronauts to Mars in search of the answer to humankind’s ultimate question: Are we alone?

The film also contains the origins of Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony: The two astronauts turn to tea ceremony to resolve a conflict between them and establish civilization on the red planet.

Directed by Van Neistat.

FREE with Admission.
FREE for Nasher Members.


Kimbell Art Museum Exhibitions and Lectures

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
French, 1732–1806
The See-Saw
c. 1750–52
Oil on Canvas
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid



Casanova: The Seduction of Europe

August 27, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Louis I. Kahn Building

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores the 18th century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798). Renowned in modern times for his amorous pursuits, Casanova lived not only in Italy, but in France and England, and his travels took him to the Ottoman Empire and to meet Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg. Bringing together paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, porcelains, silver and period costume, Casanova will bring this world to life.



OCTOBER 13, 6 pm (Friday Evening Lecture Series)

Oysters and Champagne: Dining with Casanova

Meredith Chilton, chief curator, Gardiner Museum, Toronto



OCTOBER 18, 12:30 pm (Wednesday Series: Art in Context)

Painted Ladies in Casanova’s Time

Jessica L. Fripp, assistant professor of art history, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth



OCTOBER 28, SATURDAY, 11 am (The Artist’s Eye Series)

The Artist’s Eye

Joseph Havel, Houston



NOVEMBER 10, 6 pm (Friday Evening Lecture Series)

Casanova and the Theater of the World

Ian Kelly, historian, writer, and actor, London, United Kingdom



NOVEMBER 15, 12:30 pm (Wednesday Series: Art in Context)

Ballet, Body Language, and Casanova

Catherine Turocy, choreographer, dance historian, and director, New York Baroque Dance Co., Dallas and New York



DECEMBER 8, 6 pm (Friday Evening Lecture Series)

Casanova in Hogarth’s London

Duncan Robinson, director emeritus of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and former director of the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut



DECEMBER 9, SATURDAY, 11 am (The Artist’s Eye Series)

The Artist’s Eye

Etty Horowitz, Fort Worth

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibition and Lectures

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

October 7, 2017–January 7, 2018

George Bellows (1882-1925); The Fisherman; 1917; Oil on canvas; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; 2016.9


Wild Spaces, Open Seasons is the first major exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture from the early nineteenth century to World War II. These aesthetically rich and culturally important works play an influential role in the history of American art.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University, is presenting a free lecture series called Americans Outdoors to consider the various ways and reasons why artists have depicted Americans in their urban, rural, and wilderness environments. The lectures are every Wednesday through November 29 (except Thanksgiving week) and held at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 29.

Fall Symposium in Naples: A collaboration between the O’Donnell Institute and the Museo di Capodimonte

Napoli e il Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

in un contesto mondiale  

12-14 Ottobre 2017



Giovedì 12 Ottobre

Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte


9.00                 Punto di incontro al museo (cortile adiacente la biglietteria)
registrazione partecipanti con distribuzione materiale e pass

9.45                 Partenza shuttle per il Cellaio



10.00               Caffè di benvenuto

10.30               Saluti introduttivi

                        Sylvain Bellenger (Direttore Museo e Real Bosco Capodimonte)

                        Sarah Kozlowski (Assistant Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History)

                        Barthélémy Jobert (Presidente Università Paris-Sorbonne)

                        Pietro Spirito (Presidente Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Tirreno Centrale)

11.00-11.40     Il porto di Napoli nel Mediterraneo

Olaf Merk (Administrator Ports and Shipping at the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the


Sergio Arzeni (President, International Network for SME, Rome; Executive Member, Global

Coalition for Efficient Logistics, Geneva; Former Director, OECD)

11.40-11.50     Breve introduzione alla storia del Bosco di Capodimonte

                        Carmine Guarino e Salvatore Terrano (Università degli Studi del Sannio)

12.00               Shuttle dal Cellaio verso il Giardino Torre

                         Passeggiata guidata nel Bosco di Capodimonte fino al Giardino Torre

                        Carmine Guarino e Salvatore Terrano (Università degli Studi del Sannio)

12.45-13.45     Pranzo al Giardino Torre

13.45               Ritorno al Cellaio con shuttle

14.00               Caffè

14.15               Inizio lavori

Introduce e coordinano Sarah Kozlowski (The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History) e

                       Elizabeth Ranieri (The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History)

14.30-15.00    La Chiesa di San Gennaro a Capodimonte

                       Maria Gabriella Pezone (Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”)

15.00-15.30     Spain, Rome, and the Planning of Capodimonte

                         Robin Thomas (Pennsylvania State University)

15.30-16.00     The Royal Palace of Capodimonte: A Symbol of Power in its Urban Context

                         Alba Irollo (Bruxelles)

16.30               Ritorno al Museo di Capodimonte (con shuttle) o visita a San Gennaro e La Capraia (a piedi)

16.45               Visita facoltativa al Museo di Capodimonte (aperto fino alle 19.30)





19.30               Cena di benvenuto al Porto, con saluti delle autorità:

Antimo Cesaro (Mibact, Sottosegretario)

                       Vincenzo de Luca (Regione Campania, Presidente)

                        Luigi De Magistris (Comune di Napoli, Sindaco)


Saluti e ringraziamenti, Richard Brettell (Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History)



Venerdì 13 Ottobre

Museo di Capodimonte




9.00                 Saluti: Sarah Kozlowski (The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History)


9.05                 Introduce e coordina Pierluigi Leone de Castris (Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa)


9.15-9.45         Fragments of Liturgy: the Jonah Slab and the Paschal Candlestick in of Capodimonte’s Collection in  

                         their Context

                        Manuela Gianandrea (Roma, Università La Sapienza) e Elisabetta Scirocco (Roma, Bibliotheca


9.45-10.15       Stranieri a Napoli: il trittico di Sant’Antonio Abate di Niccolò di Tommaso

                        Teresa D’Urso (Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”)


10.15-10.45     Valencia, Naples, and the Netherlands: Colantonio’s Vincent Ferrer Altarpiece as a Product of

                          Cultural Transfer and Visual Translation Adrian Bremenkamp (Roma, Bibliotheca Hertziana)


SALA BURRI/2° piano sezione arte contemporanea


10.45               Caffè


11.00-11.30     L’Arte Contemporanea al Museo di Capodimonte

                        Andrea Viliani (Napoli, Museo MADRE)


11.30-12.00     Black Porosity: On Alberto Burri’s Grande Cretto

                        Riccardo Venturi (Parigi, Gerda Henkel Stiftung)




12.00-12.30     Silver: Surface and Substance

                         Helen Hills (York, University of York)
13.00-14.30     Pranzo, Trattoria da Luisa



APPARTAMENTO REALE/Sala 44 /1° piano


15.00-15.30     Foreigners and their Role in the Neapolitan Crêche

                        Carmine Romano (Université Paris-Sorbonne)


GALLERIA FARNESE/Sala 19/1° piano


15.30-16.00     Monstrorum historia: Agostino Carracci’s Arrigo peloso, Pietro matto, Amon nano

                           and the court of Cardinal Odoardo Farnese

Mary Vaccaro (University of Texas at Arlington)


WUNDERKAMMER/Galleria Farnese/1° piano


16.00-16.30     Collecting and the Circulation of Goods in Fifteenth-Century Naples

                         Leah Clark (The Open University)

16.30-17.00     La Circolazione delle Merci e delle Opere d’Arte nel Porto di Napoli del XVII Secolo

                        Gian Giotto Borrelli (Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa)

17.00               Visita facoltativa al Museo di Capodimonte (aperto fino alle 19.30)


Sabato 14 Ottobre

Museo di Capodimonte




9.45                 Saluti: Sarah Kozlowski (The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History)


9.50                 Introduce e coordina Tanja Michalsky (Bibliotheca Hertziana)


10.00-10.30     Out of context: il tabernacolo di S. Patrizia come metafora dell’arredo                                

                           sacro tra committenza, tutela, commercio e musealizzazione

                         Sabina de Cavi (Universidad de Córdoba)




10.40-11.10     Emulation, Vainglory, and Failure: Paolo de Matteis’s Self-Fashioning

                        James Clifton (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation)

11.10-11.30     Caffè


11.30-12.00     Rustic Tidings: Reconsidering the Master of the Annunciation to the Shepherds

                        Jesse Locker (Portland State University)
12.00-12.30     Spaniards in Naples: Mobility and Identity in a Contact Zone

                          Fernando Loffredo (Washington, National Gallery of Art / Center for Advanced Study in the

Visual Arts)

13.00-14.30     Pranzo, Trattoria da Luisa
SALONE DEI CAMUCCINI/1° piano Appartamento Reale


15.00-15.30     Napoli e Cina

                         Lucia Caterina (L’Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”)

15.30-16.00     Mattia Gasparini and the Salottino di Porcellana in a European Context

                         Tobias Locker (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

16.00-16.30     Maria Amalia e il Salottino di Porcellana tra le corti di Sassonia, Polonia, e Italia

Agnese Pudlis (Royal Castle, Warsaw)

16.30-17.30     Visita facoltativa al Museo di Capodimonte (aperto fino alle 19.30)




17.30               Cocktail di chiusura


Sylvain Bellenger (Direttore Museo e Real Bosco Capodimonte)



                       Richard Brettell (The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History)




On View at The Dallas Museum of Art

México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde

March 12-July 16, 2017

Tower Gallery and Chilton I

DMA Organized; U.S. Exclusive Venue


Young Masters 2017

Through April 16, 2017



The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery

Opening April 18, 2017

Focus I Gallery


Daumier’s Political and Social Satire

Through April 23, 2017

Level 2

DMA Organized; Exclusively at the DMA


Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
May 21–August 20, 2017

Chilton II


Visions of America: Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art
May 28–September 4, 2017

Chilton II


Waxed: Batik from Java

Through September 10, 2017

Level 3

DMA Organized; Exclusively at the DMA


Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail

Through November 12, 2017

Focus II

DMA Organized; Exclusively at the DMA

Meadows Museum Exhibitions, Events, & Upcoming Lectures

Meadows 2017 Exhibition Between Heaven and Hell


Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera

Mar. 12-Jun. 11, 2017


Picasso’s Dream and Lie of Franco: The Spanish Civil War in Print

Apr. 2-Jul. 2, 2017



Lecture: Ribera and the Empire of Resemblances

Apr. 20, 6:00 pm

Todd Olson

Meadows Museum


Gallery Talk: “Disegnare meglio che il Caravaggio:” Ribera’s Drawing Practice in Context

Apr. 28, 12:15 pm

Mary Vaccaro

Meadows Museum


Lecture: The Impact of Titian’s Painterly Technique on Velázquez

May. 5, 6:00 pm

Diane Bodart

Meadows Museum


Lecture Series: The Global Art Community: A 17th Century Phenomenon

Jun. 8-29, 6:00 pm

Nancy Cohen Israel

Meadows Museum


Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibitions & Programs

Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002) DNA Ink and color on paper Collection of Dr. Paula Arai Courtesy of Dr. Paula Ara

Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002)
Ink and color on paper
Collection of Dr. Paula Arai
Courtesy of Dr. Paula Ara



SAT MAR 11 2017 SUN JUN 11 2017

Wisdom of Compassion: The Art and Science of Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002)

Japanese artist and scientist Iwasaki Tsuneo painted as an act of devotion

SAT FEB 25 2017 SUN JUN 25 2017

Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney

The collaborative works of painter Arnold Chang and photographer Michael Cherney




Breathe: Veterans Art and Wellness Workshop II

Sat Apr 29 2017 10:00 am — 2:00 pm – May

In its second year, the Breathe program at the Crow Collection of Asian Art invites local veterans to take part in five free weekend…


Artist Talk: Henri Scars Struck

Tue May 16 2017 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join Grammy® Award-winning composer and pianist Henri Scars Struck in conversation with Dr. Jacqueline Chao, Curator at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.


Divine Strings: The Sounds of the Mohan Veena and Tabla

Fri May 19 2017 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Enjoy an evening with Grammy® Award-winning musician Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on the Mohan Veena, an instrument he created.


Illustrative Silk Painting with artist Mylan Nguyen

Sun May 28 2017 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm

Explore the art of painting on silk using illustration and watercolor techniques with local artist Mylan Nguyen.


Adventure Asia: Perspective

Sat Jun 03 2017 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

Gain a new perspective with workshops, demonstrations, and art activities all centered around our exhibition, Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney.



Kimbell Art Museum Programs & Lectures

Kimbell Lecture Hall  

Friday, April 21  6 pm, Lecture Louis I. Kahn: Light, Pastel, Eternity—Michael Lewis    


Wednesday, May 3  12:30 pm, Lecture From the “Three Strides” to Dharmic Order: Vishnu in Hindu Art—Steven E. Lindquist    


Saturday, May 13  10:30 am, Inaugural Lecture: A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection Duncan Phillips’s Modern Vision—Susan Behrends Frank    


Friday, June 16  6 pm, Lecture Monet Before Monet—Joachim Pissarro    


Friday, June 23  6 pm, Lecture Vienna 1900: Redefining Portraiture in the Age of Angst—Alessandra Comini  


Friday, July 7  6 pm, Lecture Georges Braque: Within Reach of the Hand—Karen Wilkin  




Kahn Auditorium

Free; no reservations required



Pioneers of Modern Art series: Wassily Kandinsky (2004, 56 min.)

Selected films chronicle the careers of six celebrated masters whose work helped to define the major European art movements of the first half of the twentieth century. Different stories highlight the concerns that shaped their creative output, sweeping social and political changes during the period, and the enduring artistic legacies that influenced subsequent generations on both sides of the Atlantic. This series is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection.



Pioneers of Modern Art series: Paul Klee (2004, 56 min.)



Pioneers of Modern Art series: Joan Miró (2004, 56 min.)



Pioneers of Modern Art series: Piet Mondrian (2004, 50 min.)




Artful Readings


Participants explore connections in the literary and visual arts through group discussions and special presentations on selected books. Includes wine and light refreshments, as well as a 20% discount on Artful Readings selections in the Museum Shop. To be placed on a wait list, please call 817-332-8451, ext. 351, or email



You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn, by Wendy Lesser (2017)



Pictures at an Exhibition: A Novel, by Sara Houghteling (2010)

COMCOL Annual Conference Call for Papers


The Guardians of Contemporary Collecting and Collections – working with (contested) collections and narratives

Umeå, Sweden, 5–9 December 2017


COMCOL is the International Committee for Collecting of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), which aims to deepen discussions and share knowledge on the practice, theory and ethics of collecting and collections development. This year COMCOL jointly organises its annual conference with DOSS (Contemporary Collecting Sweden, previous Samdok), Norsam (Nordic network for contemporary collecting and research at museums), and ICOM Sweden.

Ten years after the Connecting Collections conference in Stockholm, which was the starting point for COMCOL, we will return to Sweden. From 5–9 December we will be hosted at the Västerbottens museum in Umeå.

During the conference we would like to connect to the legacy of Samdok, focusing on collecting the present; connecting the present with historical collections and collections with communities. We would like to look closer at good practices in museums concerning collecting and collections, practices that are possible to develop further. We would also like to investigate the difficult narratives. As our diverse societies today put different demands on our collections, collecting strategies and presentations, it has become impossible to speak about cultural heritage without asking the questions: Which heritage? Whose? So how can (contested) collections be revisited? How can we create democratic collections? Which new approaches to museum ethics can be used, and how can contemporary practices and collecting address or add to the discussion around difficult heritage?


We invite papers from researchers, museum professionals and students that address the collection development, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • The triangular relationship between museum, community and collection
  • What are the contested histories and objects of the past for societies today? How can we address issues around contested objects or narratives in the museum? For whom are they disturbing? Which roles can the communities play in the representation? And how do museums register and preserve the contested histories in a contemporary context to make the future colleagues understand its context and reason to be collected? Theory, practice and ethics.
  • The democratic collections: collecting and safeguarding of histories and objects from an inclusive perspective
  • As guardians of collecting, collections and collective memories, museums have a role and responsibility to collect from an inclusive perspective, focusing not only on the majority society, but also on minorities from a wide perspective. Age, educational level, ethnical background, gender, gender identity, disabilities, religion, sexual orientation and social class are examples that form us as human beings. In what way do museums collect and preserve histories and objects from minorities and our diverse society? How do museums work in an inclusive way with contemporary collecting and collections? And how is the diversity visible in the collections and in museums´ digital catalogues? Theory, practice and ethics.
  • Letting go, identification and shared authority
  • The discussions about contested objects also incapsulate postcolonial issues of representation and repatriation, discussing museological issues concerning interpretation, categorization and multivocality. How can and do museums act when questions about repatriation arise? Which role can source communities play here? Theory, practice and ethics.
  • Collecting and participative strategies
  • How can collaborations between museums and communities create bridges to engage with (difficult) collections and create greater understanding and empathy? Can collaborations alter the context of the museums older collections? Can collaborations lead to new ways of collecting and interpreting old collections? Can collaborations lead to repatriation or de-accessioning of collections? Theory, practice and ethics.
  • Sustainability of contemporary collections
  • Who are the guardians of collecting, collections and collective memories of the museums? Is it one person, a group or a society? How do politics, economy and the spirit of the time influence collecting practices? In what way did the Samdok way of collecting influence its collecting at the time, and how does it function today? Samdok has also inspired the birth of COMCOL, what other collecting practices or collaborations between museums on contemporary collecting in the world can be seen as good practices to develop further and to inspire collaborations on collecting and collections?


Submitting abstracts:

Abstracts (between 250 and 300 words) should be sent to: by June 1st 2017.

Approval of proposals will be announced by July 10th 2017.


The following information should be included with the abstract:

  • Title of submitted proposal, please indicate if it is a paper, workshop or panel contribution
  • Name(s) of Authors
  • Affiliation(s), e-mailaddress(es), and full address(es)
  • Technical requirements for the presentations


The conference and abstract language is English.

We warmly welcome proposals that go beyond traditional paper presentations and encompass also panels, pot-it sessions and workshop formats.


Conference publication:

A conference publication is planned. Please inform if you are not willing to be a part of the publication!

A full paper for the publication should be sent to: by September 1st 2017.

SMU Comini Lecture Series

SMU Comini Lecture Series:

Nina Dubin, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Love, Trust, Risk: Painting the “Papered Century”

Monday January 30, O’Donnell Lecture Hall, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, 5 pm

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, “The Love Letter,” c. 1770

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, “The Love Letter,” c. 1770

The Meadows Museum Exhibitions, Events, Lectures


Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo

Through Jan. 29, 2017

Meadows Museum


The Festival Book for San Fernando: Celebrating Sainthood in Baroque Seville

Through Jan. 29, 2017

Meadows Museum


Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera

Mar. 12-Jun. 11, 2017

Meadows Museum



Artist Demonstration: Drawing Tools

Mar. 10, 6:00 pm

Sandy Rodriguez

Meadows Museum



Lecture: Rafael Barradas and the Development of the Spanish Avant-Garde

Jan. 19, 6:00 pm

Jed Morse

Meadows Museum


Lecture Series: Reflecting on Ribera: Art and Culture in Spain and Spanish Naples, 1600-1700

February 3, 10:30 am

February 10, 10:30 am

February 24, 10:30 am

March 3, 10:30 am

Adam Jasienski, Assistant Professor of Art History, SMU

Meadows Museum

The four lectures in this series examine the world and work of the Spanish-born artist Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652), who is the subject of the upcoming Meadows Museum exhibition Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera. By carefully analyzing specific artworks by Ribera and his contemporaries, the lectures situate Ribera within the broader context of the global Iberian empire, in which his chosen hometown of Naples played an integral role. Some of the themes examined include Ribera’s confrontation with the legacy of Caravaggio and Domenichino, his penchant for violent scenes of martyrdom and suffering, the appeal of his stark realism, and his creation of images that were both effective religious objects and cutting-edge contemporary artworks. Coffee and pastries are served in the Founders Room before each lecture, from 10 to 10:25 a.m. This program is made possible by gifts from The Fannie and Stephen Kahn Charitable Foundation and The Eugene McDermott Foundation.

Read more on this lecture.


Lecture: Retired Art History Professor Turns to Crime (Writing)

Feb. 23, 6:00 pm

Alessandra Comini

Meadows Museum


Lecture: Velázquez, Curator to the King

Mar. 2, 6:00 pm

Julia Vazquez

Meadows Museum


Gallery Talk: Juan Carreño’s Charles II and the Spanish Hall of Mirrors

Mar. 3, 12:15 pm

Julia Vazquez

Meadows Museum


Lecture: Sublime and Grotesque: Ribera and the Art of Drawing

Mar. 10, 10:30 am

Edward Payne

Meadows Museum


Gallery Talk: Drawings are Paintings

Mar. 31, 12:15 pm

Mary Vernon

Meadows Museum

Crow Collection of Asian Art Upcoming Exhibition and Events

Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney Perspectives 1 2015 Photography and ink on xuan paper 24 3/4 x 58 in Private Collection Image is courtesy of the artists

Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
Perspectives 1
Photography and ink on xuan paper
24 3/4 x 58 in
Private Collection
Image is courtesy of the artists



Organized by the Crow Collection in Dallas, this exhibition blurs the lines between photography and the art of Chinese ink painting

The collaborative works of a renowned painter and an acclaimed photographer are the focus of Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney. The Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas will premiere the exhibition Feb. 25 – June 25, 2017 in its Gallery One exhibition space in the Dallas Arts District.

In this exhibition, painter Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong; b. 1954) and photographer Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai; b. 1969) stretch and play with the relationship between the two media of painting and photography and the history and principles of Chinese ink painting. The exhibition – organized by the Crow Collection of Asian Art and curated by Dr. Jacqueline Chao, the Crow Collection’s Curator of Asian Art – will feature a selection of both their individual works along with new collaborative pieces to be exhibited publicly for the first time.

Read more at the Crow Collection of Asian Art website.


Other activities celebrate the exhibition


During the exhibition at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, a slate of supporting experiences will be presented for both the public and Friends of the Crow Collection, including:


Members’ Reception

March 2, 2017 6p.m. – 8p.m.

Exclusively for Friends of the Crow Collection, this cocktail and hors d’ouerves reception features an artist’s talk, tour and and mingling with artists Michael Cherney and Arnold Chang, other supporters, the museum’s curatorial team. Membership starts at just $65; to join visit

Artist 2 Artist Conversation

March 3, 2017 6p.m. – 11p.m.

This conversation experience was created to allow local artists and enthusiasts to interact directly with artists Michael Cherney and Arnold Chang to explore ideas around collaboration. Free and open to the public, seating limited and reservations required. Cash bar. Visit for more information.


Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival Collaboration

May 16-June 4, 2017

Grammy® Award-winning composer and pianist Henri Scars Struck will create a meditative soundscape, confronting tradition and contemporary art practice, and Eastern and Western sensibilities in connection with the exhibition. This project is co-commissioned by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music and Arts Festival. For more information visit

TCU’s Annual Nancy Quarles Stuck Art History Lecture

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1st Annual Nancy Quarles Stuck Art History Lecture

Professor Melissa Hyde, University of Florida

“What Ladies Do When They Paint for Their Own Amusement?” The Highs and Lows of Pastel Painting in Eighteenth-Century France

Monday, February 6, 6 pm

TCU Moudy North, Room 132