Category: Programs

Report from the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Research Center

The O’Donnell Institute has an exciting array of programs for the spring semester! 

On January 29 Dr. Ittai Weinryb, Associate Professor of Art History at Bard Graduate Center, will give a workshop talk That Moment of Complexity at the Research Center on votive offerings. 

In February EODIAH Lecturer Dr. Ali Alibhai will discuss his current research on Moroccan bell-lamps. 

On March 29-30 the O’Donnell Institute and the DMA will present a two-day event exploring the life and work of Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot.

Our graduate fellows will present their dissertation research throughout the semester, with topics ranging from globalization and new Bollywood cinema to American Athenaea. 

Our visiting ISAAC post-doctoral fellows will share their respective research on twentieth-century African American Art and the significance of “place-making” in Isamu Noguchi’s work.

This spring will also include workshops with two of the recently arrived curators at the DMA: Sarah Schleuning, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, and Katherine Brodbeck, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator of Contemporary Art.

The Research Center promises to be a lively center of scholarly activity this spring. We look forward to the coming semester and welcome you to our many spring programs.

Visit our website to plan your calendar!

Lauren LaRocca

Coordinator of Special Programs

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Ronald Lockett, Awakening, 1996, tin, metal grate, and nails on wood. Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Foundation. Photo by Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio.

Report from the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Research Center

Günther Förg, Color Field, 1986, Acrylic on wood, 80 x 200 cm, 31 ½ x 78 ¾ in. Private collection.

We are excited to welcome everyone to join us this fall for our scholarly programs in the Research Center. Fall workshops by guest speakers include James Clifton, Director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Paintings at the MFAH; Dr. Elizabeth Molacek, Curatorial Fellow in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean of the Harvard Art Museums; and Catherine Craft, Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center.  In October our own Dr. Paul Galvez, EODIAH Visiting Assistant Professor and MA Program Chair will give a Workshop Talk titled Violence and Impressionism: the case of early Cézanne, which is drawn from his current book project. On November 6, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Gregory H. Williams, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at Boston University, will give a public lecture on artist Günther Förg in conjunction with the DMA’s fall special exhibition Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty. Förg was a prolific and provocative artist from the Cologne art scene of the 1980s, and his work reflects the cultural and political climate of postwar Germany. Dr. Williams will share highlights from the exhibition and consider the artist’s work within the context of world events and key issues in 20th-century art.

The Research Center will host a new exhibition this fall: The Art of Living in the Eighteenth Century. Our sixth vitrine installation, curated by EODIAH Visiting Assistant Professor and MA Program Chair Dr. Paul Galvez, and DMA Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Sarah Schleuning, highlights the depth and quality of the DMA’s decorative arts collection.

Finally, we’re thrilled to announce that the Research Center will host two graduate seminars for our first cohort of Art History MA students. Foundations II: History of Materials and Techniques explores the history of artistic materials and techniques, and asks how materials and the act of making create meaning. A cornerstone of the MA program, students will have the unique opportunity for close engagements with artworks in the DMA’s collection among others. Topics in the History of Collecting: Early Modern examines patronage and collecting at the early modern European court (c. 1400-1700), where often in the same space wonders of art were displayed alongside wonders of art and science.

The Research Center promises to be a lively center of scholarly activity this fall with a new group of fellows and graduate students. We look forward to the coming year and welcome you to our many Fall programs. Visit our website at https://utdallas.edu/arthistory/programs/and plan your calendar!

 

Lauren LaRocca

Coordinator of Special Programs

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Report from the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Research Center

O’Donnell Institute Fellows’ Preview of Francisco Moreno’s The Chapel and Accompanying Works at Erin Cluley Gallery, April 4, 2018.

It’s been an exciting spring with guest lectures by distinguished art historians.  Dr. Yve-Alain Bois gave a riveting lecture at the Nasher Sculpture Center on Matisse’s use of the bamboo stick in his drawing practice, with a focus on his late stations of the cross.  Our O’Donnell Institute Visiting Research Professor, Dr. Suzanne Preston Blier, presented her new material on Picasso’s most famous painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, soon to be published in a new book.  On the eve of his retirement Dr. Thomas Gaehtgens, Director of the Getty Research Institute, spoke about the ways in which the greatest 19th century German museum director, Wilhelm von Bode, dealt with the pervasive European fear that Americans were purloining European culture.

EODIAH’s own Drs. Sarah Kozlowski and Elizabeth Ranieri gave an exciting report on February 27 on the O’Donnell Institute’s new research center in Naples.  The Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities will launch in Fall 2018, and great strides have been made to prepare for the first group of research residents, who will begin to arrive in August.

Our O’Donnell fellows had the opportunity to preview local artist Francisco Moreno’s The Chapel and Accompanying Works large-scale painting installation at Erin Cluley Gallery on April 4, prior to its public opening.  The presentation features Moreno’s all-encompassing painting surface based on the barrel-vaulted structure of the Spanish Romanesque mural paintings from the Hermitage of la Vera Cruz (Maderuelo) installed in the Prado, Madrid.  The Chapel will be on view through May 19 at the Erin Cluley Gallery.

Planning is underway for our fall programs; visit our website at https://utdallas.edu/arthistory/programs/ later this summer and plan your calendar!

Lauren LaRocca

Coordinator of Special Programs

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Report from the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Research Center

Henri Matisse drawing with bamboo pole tipped with charcoal in his studio, Nice, France. Photo by Robert Capa

 

 

 

 

The Institute has an exciting array of programs for the spring semester. We will welcome an impressive list of guest presenters from important institutions across the country. From the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, art historian Dr. Yve-Alain Bois will present his latest research on Henri Matisse’s adoption of the bamboo stick to draw his late stations of the cross, hosted by the Nasher Sculpture Center on March 27, 6:00 p.m. Our Visiting Research Professor Dr. Suzanne Preston Blier will give a public lecture on her book project on Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon and his diverse sources of inspiration for the iconic work on April 5, 7:00 p.m. at the Dallas Museum of Art. Dr. Thomas Gaehtgens, Director of the Getty Research Institute, will discuss the impact of Gilded Age American collectors on Europe’s artistic patrimony from the perspective of the great German museum director Wilhelm von Bode on April 10, 7:30 p.m. at the DMA. Our graduate fellows will present their dissertation research throughout the semester, with topics ranging from early modern playbook title pages to new media race humor. The spring will culminate with Intersections: Visual Cultures of Islamic Cosmopolitanism, a collaboration between the O’Donnell Institute; the Islamic Art Revival Series, a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation; and the Agha Khan Council in Dallas. The symposium will be on May 4 – 5 at UT Dallas, the DMA, and Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano.

 

Our fifth vitrine exhibition, selected by DMA Curator Dr. Anne Bromberg, will be installed in late March. It will display a collection of Asian ceramics that correlate with Dr. Bromberg’s current exhibition, Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road, which highlights the passage of luxury goods along the Silk Road between Asia, India, and Uzbekistan, among others. Be sure to spend time in the exhibition on Level 3 at the DMA before heading downstairs to see the ceramics on display in our vitrine.

 

We hope you can join us this spring at our many programs and look forward to the dialogues created by the new scholarship presented. Visit our website at https://utdallas.edu/arthistory/programs/ and plan your calendar!

 

Lauren LaRocca

Coordinator of Special Programs

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Report from the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Research Center

“Patterns of Islamic Art” at the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the Dallas Museum of Art, 2017, photograph by Carolyn Brown

 

We are excited to welcome everyone to join us this fall for our scholarly programs in the Research Center. Upon her completion of the first English-language translations of Paul Gauguin’s seven texts, UTD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr. Elpida Vouitsis discussed on August 29th how Gauguin’s writing style successfully communicates the duality of meaning in his artworks. In November our fellows have the special opportunity to visit the recent installation of Keir Collection objects with Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir. Our semester will conclude with a workshop by one of our new PhD fellows, Edleeca Thompson. Her research examines the myriad of ways museums display African art collections and how these design decisions effect interpretation.

The Research Center will host two new exhibitions this fall: Patterns in Islamic Art and Maya Trade and the Ulúa River Regions. I’ve curated a selection of Carolyn Brown’s photographs of Islamic architecture in the Middle East. Her images beautifully capture the nonfigural design elements in Islamic art: geometric, vegetal, and calligraphic. Patterns repeat and intertwine in colorful tiles on mosque façades and delicate stained glass that decorate intimate interiors. Our fourth vitrine installation, curated by DMA Curator Dr. Kimberly Jones, displays small ceramic vessels from the Ulúa region in Honduras. Despite their diminutive size, these objects were bound up in networks of trade and exchange throughout the Classic Maya kingdoms.

The Research Center promises to be a lively center of scholarly activity this fall with a new group of fellows from around the globe. We look forward to the coming year and welcome you to our many Fall programs. Visit our website at https://utdallas.edu/arthistory/programs/ and plan your calendar!

Lauren LaRocca

Coordinator of Special Programs

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

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

 

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

OECD)

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)

 

 

Porto

 

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

 

GALLERIA NAPOLETANA/2° piano

 

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

Hertziana)

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)

 

GALLERIA NAPOLETANA/Sala 102/2° piano

 

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

                          

APPARTAMENTO REALE/Sala 60/1° piano

 

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)

 

GALLERIA NAPOLETANA/Sala 104/2° piano

 

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
GALLERIA NAPOLETANA/Sala 91/2° piano

 

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)

 

CORTILE

 

17.30               Cocktail di chiusura

Saluti

Sylvain Bellenger (Direttore Museo e Real Bosco Capodimonte)

 

                        Conclusioni

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

 

 

 

Report from the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Research Center

 

Emblem I. A Conversation. Conviction and persuasion are not called for in a dialogue. This discord may be fatal but it is not serious. The fingers point, the coffee is strong and hot, the skull session continues. (2015) (Monoprint, acrylic on paper, 22 x 27 inches)

Emblem I. A Conversation. Conviction and persuasion are not called for in a dialogue. This discord may be fatal but it is not serious. The fingers point, the coffee is strong and hot, the skull session continues. (2015) (Monoprint, acrylic on paper, 22 x 27 inches)

 

We’ve had an exciting spring semester of workshops at the EODIAH Research Center. A diverse range of topics were presented including Ethiopian manuscript painting, museum exhibition design, and the impact of water mixable oils (WMOs) on current art conservation practice. The semester will conclude with two workshops at the EODIAH Research Center. On April 18 SMU Professor of Art Dr. Michael Corris will present his new publication, Leaving Skull City: The Afterlife of (Some) Conceptual Art, “a compilation of insightful, first-hand accounts of art making, art criticism, and exhibition organizing from the early-1970s to the present.” EODIAH fellow and newly minted Ph.D. Dr. Joseph Hartman will present his research at our final workshop of the semester on April 25,Cuba Incarcerated: The Historic Vision of Cuban Prison Architecture. The Research Center continues to be a hive of scholarly activity and a space in which to display artworks.

Curated by our own Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, the third vitrine installation showcases beautiful lusterware ceramics from the Keir Collection. The collection of objects tells the story of the revolutionary technique of luster painting with examples from Iraq, Iran, and Egypt. Come by and view our ‘sneak peek’ of Islamic lusterware before the next installation of Keir objects at the DMA opens April 18 in the Focus I Gallery.

Be sure to visit the EODIAH Programs page on our website this summer to view our Fall 2017 events!

Lauren LaRocca

Coordinator of Special Programs

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Report from the EODIAH Research Center

Thank you to everyone who joined us last fall at our workshops and events.  Our speakers presented thought-provoking research and the resulting discourses were lively and insightful.  We are excited to offer a full slate of programs for the coming spring semester, and welcome guest speakers from other cultural institutions.  Our two-day February symposium, Artists’ Writings on Materials and Techniques, brings together art historians, curators, and conservators to explore artists’ writings about materials and techniques.  Robyn Hodgkins, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Trinity University in San Antonio, will visit us to discuss modern and contemporary oil paint formulations.  In particular, Hodgkins will look at two van Gogh paintings from the National Gallery of Art and then a closer look at a new category of oil paint, water mixable oils (WMOs).  DMA Director of Exhibition and Museum Design Jessica Harden will provide a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at how exhibition design impacts the artwork and visitor experience.

 Robyn Hodgkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Trinity University


Robyn Hodgkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Trinity University

In March, fellows have the unique opportunity to tour the eclectic art collection of local collector James A. Ledbetter which includes African, Asian and Modern European works. DFW area university faculty from SMU and UT Dallas will present their contributions to local scholarship including Dr. Michael Corris who will showcase his new publication, Leaving Skull City: The Afterlife of (Some) Conceptual Art.  A variety of topics will be presented by our UT Dallas fellows including Leslie Reid, who will give a gallery talk at the DMA on Modernist architecture of universal art museums focusing on architect Edward Larrabee Barnes’ design.

Emblem I. A Conversation. Conviction and persuasion are not called for in a dialogue. This discord may be fatal but it is not serious. The fingers point, the coffee is strong and hot, the skull session continues. (2015) (Monoprint, acrylic on paper, 22 x 27 inches).

Emblem I. A Conversation. Conviction and persuasion are not called for in a dialogue. This discord may be fatal but it is not serious. The fingers point, the coffee is strong and hot, the skull session continues. (2015) (Monoprint, acrylic on paper, 22 x 27 inches).

 

We have an exciting spring ahead and hope that all of you can join us!

 

Lauren LaRocca

Coordinator of Special Programs

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

 

 

EODIAH Upcoming Programs

Workshop Talk
Dr. Adam Herring, Chair of Art History, Southern Methodist University

Turntable: Inca Cuzco’s ‘Terrace of Leisure’
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

 

Gallery Talk
Jessica Harden, Director of Exhibition and Museum Design, The Dallas Museum of Art

Exhibition and Museum Design at The Dallas Museum of Art
At The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

 

Workshop Talk
Robyn Hodgkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Trinity University

A closer look at modern and contemporary oil paint formulations
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

 

Workshop Talk
Poe Johnson, UT Dallas Fellow

The Great Chain of Being Black: Images of the Lynched Black Body as Participatory Fandom
At UT Dallas, ATEC 2.705
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

 

O’Donnell Institute Symposium

Artists’ Writings on Materials and Techniques
Open to the public
Please RSVP

 

Workshop Talk
Dr. Allan Antliff, UT Dallas Research Fellow

Pedagogical Subversion: The ‘Un-American’ Graphics of Kevin C. Pyle
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

 

Please visit our website for all of our upcoming programs.