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Crow Museum of Asian Art Exhibitions and Events

Calendar of Events at the Crow Museum of Asian Art 

September-December 2018

 

Reservations

To learn more about our programs and to register or purchase tickets to an event, please visit our museum website at crowmuseum.org, or call 214-979-6430.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Jacob Hashimoto: Clouds and Chaos (September 28, 2018 – April 7, 2019) will feature a large-scale site-specific installation and the U.S. premiere of his latest woodblock prints.

 

Our Asian Art Museum: The Crow at Twenty (September 28, 2018 – August 11, 2019) will connect twenty master works from the permanent collection with twenty community and Museum leaders and friends.

 

The Art of Lacquer (September 28, 2018 – January 6, 2019) introduces lacquerware objects from the Museum’s collection to showcase one of the most enduring and distinctive forms of craftsmanship in the world.

 

Immortal Landscapes: Jade from the Collection (September 28, 2018 – January 6, 2019) will highlight outstanding Chinese carved jade representations of mountain landscapes and forms from nature.

 

Avatars and Incarnations: Buddhist and Hindu Art from the Collection (September 28, 2018 – February 24, 2019) will explore the concept of divine avatars in Hindu and Buddhist art represented in the collection.

 

WORKSHOPS/LECTURES

 

Educator Program

Sat Sept 8, 10 AM-1 PM

Engaging Educators: Mandalas, Mindfulness, and the Mystical Arts of Tibet

Center for Contemplative Leadership + Online

  • Educators near and far are invited to explore innovative and playful PreK-12 interdisciplinary and mindfulness-based curricula, including art-making, centered around Mystical Arts of Tibet. Available in-person and online. $20 for Members, $25 for Public.

 

Well-being Workshop

Sat Sept 15, 10 AM-2 PM

Breathe: Art and Well-being Workshop

Pearl Art Studio

  • Veterans and first responders are invited to gather for monthly workshops centered around art, qigong, and making. Free for Veterans and First Responders.

 

Artist Talk

Fri Sept 28, 7-8 PM

A Conversation with Jacob Hashimoto

  • Artist Jacob Hashimoto and curator Jacqueline Chao discuss Hashimoto’s newest site-specific installation and exhibition JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos. $9 for Members, $12 for Public.

 

Studio Workshop

Fri Sept 28, 8-10 PM

Artist 2 Artist: Clouds and Chaos

Pearl Art Studio

  • Bring a friend or make some new ones as you create a collaborative work of art in the spirit of JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos. $17 for Members, $20 for Public.

 

Book Talk

Sat Sept 29, 11 AM-12 PM

Stan Went Fishing: Stories and Images of Waking Up

Lotus Shop

  • Join Author and Leadership Consultant Nancy Dorrier for readings and insight into her writing practice that led to the creation of her new book about life and the art of living in the moment. FREE.

 

Studio Workshop

Sat Sept 29, 1-3 PM

Family Creative Writing Workshop

Pearl Art Studio

  • Families, join Author Nancy Dorrier and experience the joy of reading some of your favorite books followed by a chance to write, draw, and create your own stories to share. Members: $20 for Family; Public: $24 for Family.

 

Studio Workshop

Sun Sept 30, 1-4 PM

Creative Writing Workshop

Pearl Art Studio

  • Stan Went Fishing, Stories and Images of Waking Upgrew out of a daily writing practice to clear heads and open hearts: a practice that author Nancy Dorrier will be sharing and exploring in this workshop. Admission includes a copy of the book. $34 for Members, $40 for Public.

 

New Series with the Director

Four sessions on Tuesdays: Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 13, 2-4 PM

The Art of Compassion: A Study on Being with Amy Lewis Hofland

  • This fall series curated by Museum Director Amy Lewis Hofland, offers new ways of seeing, contemplating, and being with four Asian art history-based discussions sourcing art and compassion in action and why we need it now. The course includes a reading list. Class size is limited to 10. $150 for the Series (4 Classes) for Members, $200 for Public.

 

Well-being Lecture

Fri Oct 5, 12-1PM

The Ayurvedic Way
Center for Contemplative Leadership

  • Join us for monthly Ayurvedic talks by registered Culinary Dietician and Ayurvedic Wellness Expert Sapna Punjabi-Gupta. FREE.

 

Studio Workshop

Thu Oct 11, 6-9 PM; Sun Oct 14, 1-4 PM

Mandala Weaving Workshop

Pearl Art Studio

  • Radial designs, such as mandalas, are associated with spirituality in multiple cultures around the world. This workshop will teach participants how to make a woven mandala using the symbolic meaning of the inner circle as inspiration. $38 for Members, $45 for Public.

 

Studio Workshop

Sat Oct 20-Sun Oct 21, 10 AM-2 PM

Breathe: Art and Well-being Workshop + Artist in Residence

Pearl Art Studio

  • Veterans and first responders are invited to gather for monthly workshops centered around art, qigong, and making. Free for Veterans and First Responders.

 

Weekend Workshop

Sat Oct 20, 9am-3pm and Sun Oct 21 9 AM-12 PM

Immersive Mindfulness Training with MasterMind

Center for Contemplative Leadership

  • This Immersive Mindfulness Training will teach mindfulness as a way of bringing greater awareness, ease, energy, and freedom into daily life. $375 for Members, $395 for Public; Invest by Sep 29: $280 for Members; $295 for Public.

 

Studio Workshop

Thu Oct 25, 6-8 PM (last Thursday of the every month)

Hands-On Happy Hour

Pearl Art Studio

  • Liven up your Thursday evening with drinks and art making inspired by the arts of Asia. $25 forMembers, $30 for Public.

 

Studio Workshop

Sun Oct 28, 1-3 PM (last Sunday of every month)

Art of Stress Reduction Workshop

Pearl Art Studio

  • Relax and free your mind through an art activity that focuses on the process rather than the finished product. $25 forMembers, $30 for Public.

 

Well-being Lecture

Thu Nov 1, 1-2PM

The Ayurvedic Way

  • Join us for monthly Ayurvedic talks by registered Culinary Dietician and Ayurvedic Wellness Expert Sapna Punjabi-Gupta. $12 forMembers, $15 for Public.

 

Studio Workshop

Fri Nov 2, 5-7 PM

Teen Make

Pearl Art Studio

  • Like art? Like food? The Crow Museum has you covered! Grab a plate, meet some friends, and get creative with relaxed art making. $15 for teens ages 14 – 18.

 

Educator Program

Sat Nov 3, 10 AM-1 PM

Engaging Educators: Printmaking, Art, and Compassion in Action

Pearl Art Studio + Online

  • Educators join us for this engaging workshop inspired by the Mystical Arts of Tibetresidency, and contemporary exhibition, JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos, as catalysts for exploring curricula through printmaking. Available in-person and online. $20 for Members, $25 for Public.

 

New Series

Mondays, Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25; 5-7 PM

Red Truck Program: Creative Writing and Storytelling

Center for Contemplative Leadership + Online

  • Join this innovative program designed for adults who want to jump into writing to discover a new world of creativity and storytelling. This approach to creative writing has a freedom and lightheartedness to it as we explore what we have to say about our lives and dreams. $1000 for Members, $1250 for Public.

 

Studio Class

Tuesdays, Nov 6, 13, and Dec 4, 6-9 PM

Reductive Woodblock Printing Class

Pearl Art Studio

  • In this four-part course, students will learn how to use a single block to create multi-colored woodblock print edition through selective carving, layering, and registration. $238 forMembers, $280 for Public.

 

Studio Workshop

Wed Nov 7, 10-11 AM

Start with Art

Pearl Art Studio

  • Designed for children ages 2-5, this experience will start with mindful movement, followed by unstructured art making. $12 forMembers, $15 for Public.

 

Well-being Workshop

Sat Nov 10, 12:00-4 PM

Breathe: Art and Well-being Workshop

Pearl Art Studio

  • The Breatheprogram invites local veterans and first responders to gather for monthly workshops centered around art, qigong, and making. Free for Veterans and First responders.

 

Studio Workshop

Sun Nov 11, 1-4 PM

Let’s Go (Make and) Fly a Kite!

Pearl Art Studio

  • Join us to make and decorate a Japanese-style kite and get flying! Ages 12 and up welcome. $34 forMembers, $40 for Public.

 

AfterDark

Fri Nov 16, 6 PM-Midnight

Kites at Night

  • Throughout your evening, enjoy kite making, meditations in the clouds, printmaking, and demonstrations. FREE.

Studio Workshop

Sun Nov 25, 1-4 PM (last Sunday of every month)

Stress Reduction Workshop

Pearl Art Studio

  • Relax and free your mind through an art activity inspired by the arts of Asia that focuses on the process rather than the finished product. $25 forMembers, $30 Public.

 

Studio Workshop

Thu Nov 29, 6–8 PM (last Thursday of every month)

Hands-On Happy Hour

Pearl Art Studio

  • Liven up your Thursday evening with drinks and art making inspired by the arts of Asia. $25 for Members, $30 for Public.

 

EVENTS

 

Festival

Tue Sept 25, 6:30-9:30 PM

Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival

Klyde Warren Park

  • Celebrate the full autumn moon with an evening of onstage performances, artist demonstrations, art making, and treats and sweets under the night sky. In partnership with the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth. FREE.

 

Artist Residency

Oct 6 – Oct 13, 10 AM-5 PM

Mystical Arts of Tibet

  • Join us in welcoming back the much-loved Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery as they construct the Green Tara sand mandala for the Crow Museum.

 

Open Studio

Oct 6 – Oct 13, 10 AM-5 PM

Community Mandala

Pearl Art Studio

  • Experience the art of mandalas with Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery while creating a magnificent mandala sand painting designed by local artist Isabella Brown. FREE.

 

Public Tour

Daily Oct 6 – Oct 12, 2-3 PM

Monks and Mandala Public Tour

  • Get a deeper look at the sand mandala through a guided tour and conversation. FREE.

 

Presentation

Sat Oct 6, 11 AM-12 PM

Mystical Arts of Tibet Opening Ceremony

  • Experience the beauty of this ancient ritual and blessing of the space as the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery prepare for the creation of the sand mandala. $25 for Members, $30 for Public.

 

Family Day

Sat Oct 6, 12-4 PM

Museum Unveiled! Crow Museum of Asian Art Grand Opening Celebration

  • All are welcome to explore the newly minted Crow Museum of Asian Artwith works of art, activities, performances, tours, and more. FREE.

 

Well-being

Sun Oct 7, 1-2 PM

Meditation with the Monks

Klyde Warren Park

  • Open to all and for all, stop by for a relaxing hour of meditation led by the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery. FREE.

 

Lecture

Tue Oct 9, 7-8 PM

Tea and Conversation with the Monks: Tibet Today: A History of a Diaspora

  • Enjoy a cup of tea and sit with the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery as they share the history of Tibet over the last century. $17 for Members, $20 for Public.

 

Lecture

Thu Oct 11, 12-1 PM

Tea and Conversation with the Monks: The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala

  • Join in a conversation with the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery around the iconography found in these sacred representations of religious texts. $17 for Members,$20 for Public.

 

Special Event

Fri Oct 12, 11 AM-2 PM

Meet-A-Monk

Klyde Warren Park

  • Stop by the East Lawn at Klyde Warren Park to meet the Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Mystical Arts of Tibet artist residency and play a game or two. FREE.

 

Presentation

Sat Oct 13, 3-4 PM

Mystical Arts of Tibet Closing Ceremony

  • In a ceremony representing the impermanence of all that exists, the Tibetan Buddhist Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery conclude their weeklong residency by dismantling the sand mandala. $34 forMembers, $40 for Public.

 

Presentation

Sat Oct 13, 4:30 PM

Mystical Arts of Tibet Sand Dispersal

  • Join the Tibetan Buddhist Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery as they release the healing sands from the Green Tara mandala into the environment. FREE.

 

Presentation

Thu Oct 18, 3-5 PM

Betty Reiter Boutique Fashion Show and Tea

  • Join us for an elegant afternoon of high fashion and tea, generously hosted by Betty Reiter Boutique. Featuring pieces by Korean designer Lie Sang Bong, the fashion show will be held in the Museum’s newly remodeled galleries. Lie Sang Bong, dubbed the “Korean McQueen,” is known for his architecturally shaped silhouettes, vivid palettes, and energized volumes, and his clothing has been worn by the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Tea and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. All proceeds benefit the Crow Museum of Asian Art. $100 per person; space is limited.

 

AfterDark

Fri Oct 19, 6 PM – Midnight

Up In The Clouds

  • Enjoy an evening up in the clouds with all things found in the sky inspired by our new exhibition JACOB HASHIMOTO: Clouds and Chaos.

 

Special Event

Sat Nov 3, 6 PM

Jade Ball

Crow Museum and Belo Mansion

  • Celebrate 20 years of the Crow with the second annual Jade Ball black-tie gala, chaired this year by Carmen Hancock. This elegant fundraising event benefits the Museum’s education programs which serve thousands of children, teens, and adults year-round. Visit crowmuseum.org for ticket information and more details.

 

 

ONGOING

 

Open Studio

Saturdays from 10 AM–5 PM

Pearl Art Studio

Every Saturday the Pearl Art Studio will be open to the public to drop in or stay awhile with hands-on making and creative fun. FREE.

 

Daily Well-being

Most of our Well-being classes are back at the Crow Museum of Asian Art. All classes are free, and donations are welcomed and appreciated.

 

Center for Contemplative Leadership

Mondays at 1 PM, Starting Oct 15

The Quiet Room

  • Join us for a moment or an hour of silence: the place you can really hear yourself think. Bring a lunch or just come sit in a space of reflection and quiet. The room is open and the mats and time are yours. FREE, donations greatly appreciated.

 

Tuesdays at 1 PM, starting Oct 16

Qigong

  • Qigong(pronounced Chee Gung) is sometimes described as being “the soul of Tai Chi.” Dating back more than 4500 years, qigong is considered one of the deepest roots of traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. This practice builds strength, flexibility, and balance in the muscles and joints through gentle, flowing movements. FREE, donations greatly appreciated.

 

Wednesdays at 1 PM, starting Oct 17

Mindful Meet Up

  • Join us to learn science-based mindfulness practices to reduce stress, increase attention, and strengthen the capacity for compassion. This class focuses on breathing techniques and brief meditative exercises that can be readily incorporated into all aspects of daily life. FREE, donations greatly appreciated.

 

Klyde Warren Park

Thursdays at 10 AM, starting Oct 18

Walking Meditation

  • Put on—or better yet, take off—your walking shoes and enjoy a mindful stroll in downtown Dallas’ urban green space, Klyde Warren Park. This relaxing practice uses mindful movement in an outdoor setting to enhance the connections among the body, mind, and our surroundings. FREE, donations greatly appreciated.

 

Fridays at 1 PM, starting Oct 19

Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga

  • Go with the flow and enjoy the slow. Create balance, stability, and support for the spine and the entire body by syncing the breath with yoga postures in this flow-based class. This practice builds heat, flexibility, and strength while staying kind and gentle on the body. FREE, donations greatly appreciated.

 

Saturdays at 10 AM, starting Oct 20

Tai Chi

  • Tai Chi (Tai Chi Chuanor Tai ji) is a Chinese martial art known for its graceful, meditative form. It involves 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. FREE, donations greatly appreciated.

 

Sundays at 1 PM, starting Oct 21

Meditation

  • End your weekend with relaxation and rejuvenate for the week ahead. Join this guided group meditation to experience a deeper sense of awareness and increase your attention and focus. FREE, donations greatly appreciated.

 

Sundays from 2–6 PM, starting Oct 21

Compassion Now: Meditation in the Galleries

  • On Sundays, stop by anytime between 2:00 and 6:00 pm for contemplative reflection. This is not a guided meditation class but rather the opportunity to take some time out of your day to be still, nurture self-compassion, and offer compassion to the world. Meditation mats are provided. FREE, donations greatly appreciated.

Crow Collection of Asian Art Updates, Exhibitions, and Programs

The year 2018 will bring major changes to the Crow Collection of Asian Art as the museum undergoes a multi-million-dollar expansion – including a new gallery, reimagined Lotus Shop, interactive “street-side” art studio and Center for Contemplative Leadership. Upon completion of the construction in October, the nonprofit organization will launch its next chapter as the Crow Museum of Asian Art, a name that reflects not only the breadth of the collection and programming but also the museum’s wide and diverse community support.

Read more for details on these exciting new developments

Exhibitions

Earthly Splendor: Korean Ceramics from the Collection

(through Sunday, September 9, 2018)

Outstanding examples of contemporary Korean ceramics paired 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

(Ongoing)

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).

Current Programs

May 22 – SOLUNA Master Shen-Long 

June 1 – Stay Calm and Cool This Summer, The Ayurveda Way

Weekday Wellness Classes at the Crow Collection. Every weekday from noon-5pm.

Monthly Breathe: Art and Wellness Workshops for veterans and first responders

 

Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibitions, Lectures, and Events

Kwon, Soon Hyung (b. 1929)
Nature
2002
Porcelain clay body
TC2017.4

EXHIBITIONS

 

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

Ongoing

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.

 

 

WORKSHOPS/LECTURES

 

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.

 

EVENTS

 

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.

 

WEEKDAY WELLNESS CLASSES AT THE CROW COLLECTION:

 

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.

 

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

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)
DNA
Ink and color on paper
Collection of Dr. Paula Arai
Courtesy of Dr. Paula Ara

Exhibitions

 

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

 

Programs

 

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.

 

VISIT THE CROW COLLECTION WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

Greetings from the Assistant Director

To launch the new year, on Saturday, January 13 the O’Donnell Institute partnered for the first time with the Crow Collection of Asian Art to present a symposium on the global histories of ceramics. Called Talavera and Ceramic Connections: East Asia, West Asia, and the Americas, the symposium brought together an all-star team of distinguished scholars to study and respond to the Crow’s stunning new exhibition Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles. The exhibition’s curator Farzaneh Pirouz was joined by Denise Leidy (Curator of Asian Art at Yale University Art Gallery), Guy Thomson (Professor Emeritus of Latin American History at University of Warwick), Jessica Hallet (Researcher in Art History at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Ronda Kasl (Curator of Latin American Art at the Metropolitan Museum), and William Sargent (Curator Emeritus of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum) for three morning lectures held at the Dallas Museum of Art and an afternoon of gallery-based break-out sections at the Crow. Like the exhibition itself, presentations and conversations were truly global in scope, ranging from sixth-century China to ninth-century Basra to sixteenth-century Mexico to circa-1900 New York. Our own Sabiha Al Khemir presided over the morning session, and Rick Brettell and Crow curator Jacqueline Chao moderated a closing panel in the afternoon.

 

Participants in the Crow's international symposium “Talavera and Ceramic Connections:  East Asia, West Asia, and the Americas”

Participants in the Crow’s international symposium “Talavera and Ceramic Connections: East Asia, West Asia, and the Americas”

 

By all accounts the symposium was a great success, and it’s precisely the kind of program that we are passionate about presenting: collaborative, object-led conversations with broad art historical implications. At the same time that speakers treated specific art historical questions like the origins of the use of cobalt blue in ceramics, the day raised larger questions with broad art historical significance: How is a complex technology transferred across space, time, and culture? How do objects made in one medium like clay dialogue with other mediums like glass and silver? How do local industries like that of Talavera in Puebla intersect with histories of class, race, and national politics? And how do our art histories of porcelain, for example, shape our practices of collecting—and vice versa? These and other questions that emerged from conversations and close looking will chart the course for future research.

Jar with Chinese double curved handles, Puebla de los Angeles, New Spain, 17th century, tin glaze earthenware with cobalt blue on white glaze, Museo Franz Mayer

Jar with Chinese double curved handles, Puebla de los Angeles, New Spain, 17th century, tin glaze earthenware with cobalt blue on white glaze, Museo Franz Mayer

 

If you were among the many friends and colleagues who joined us on Saturday, thank you for coming! If you were not able to attend, there is still time to see the exhibition before it closes in Dallas on February 12 and travels to Puebla, Mexico. It’s not to be missed!

Dr. Sarah K. Kozlowski

Assistant Director

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

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
2015
Photography and ink on xuan paper
24 3/4 x 58 in
Private Collection
Image is courtesy of the artists

 

CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART PREMIERES LANDSCAPE RELATIVITIES: THE COLLABORATIVE WORKS OF ARNOLD CHANG AND MICHAEL CHERNEY FEB. 25-JUNE 25, 2017

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 crowcollection.org.

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 crowcollection.org 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 https://www.mydso.com/SOLUNA.

Report of the Director

Richard Brettell - AH - Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair in Aesthetic Studies - Art History

Dr. Richard R. Brettell

The fall semester of 2016 has been almost volcanic with activity at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History. We have welcomed a new visiting scholar from the University of Victoria, Professor Allan Antliff, who is in Dallas for the 2016-2017 academic year to work on a new book dealing with contemporary art and anarchist philosophy. Allan and I became friends through our mutual study of Camille Pissarro, whose anarchism is well known, and my students and I have learned a great deal from his imaginative and morally bracing kind of art history. His presence at UT Dallas will result not only in a major book but also in a long-term collaboration with the superb art history faculty at the University of Victoria, a collaboration which will be enriched by the presence on campus of Dr. Melia Belli-Bose of the University of Victoria in the spring term of 2017.

Most recently we co-organized with the Ackerman Center a symposium on the School of London, the post-WWII painters of Britain that included Freud, Bacon, Kossoff, Auerbach, Andrews, and Kitaj. The symposium coincided with a major exhibition of the group at the Getty. We have also planned a symposium with our colleagues at the Crow Collection of Asian Art devoted to the global ceramics trade centered in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Puebla, Mexico. The markets of Puebla linked the Islamic ceramic tradition via Spain with the Chinese tradition via the Mexican-ruled Phillipines and the Manila galleons.

Our goal of making our DMA headquarters a “Living Room” for art historians in Dallas-Fort Worth continues to advance, and later this month we will welcome as many of our metroplex colleagues as possible to meet the DMA’s new director, Agustín Arteaga. Our schedule of workshops masterminded by Lauren LaRocca continues apace, involving O’Donnell Institute scholars and fellows as well as distinguished guests.

This fall, we have also had a good many distinguished visitors to the Institute’s UT Dallas home, including Mr. and Mrs. O’Donnell, UT Dallas’s new President, Dr. Richard Benson, and the French Ambassador, Gérard Araud.

French Ambassador Gérard Araud (middle) and Consul General of France Sujiro Seam (right) visit EODIAH

French Ambassador Gérard Araud (middle) and Consul General of France Sujiro Seam (right) visit EODIAH

 

For me, the semester is filled with preparations for the lectures in what might well be the largest course in UT Dallas’s history, Introduction to the Visual Arts, taught to an eager group of almost 350 undergraduates in the lecture hall of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building. Using works of art in Dallas-Fort Worth museums as portals onto other places and other times, I endeavor to excite UT Dallas’s supremely intelligent undergraduates, the vast majority of whom major in sciences, technology, management, or social sciences, to pause and think about human history and its artistic and architectural heritage.

We have also progressed this term in our partnerships with the Wildenstein Institute in Paris, the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, the Swiss Institute of Art History in Zurich, the University of Victoria, and, soon, a new Institute for the Study of American Art at the University of Nanjing in China.

Not bad for a little more than two years.

 

Richard R. Brettell, Ph.D.

Founding Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History and the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair

Greetings from the Assistant Director

As we welcome the arrival of autumn in Texas, the O’Donnell Institute is already hard at work bringing together two major symposia for the spring semester. 

The first is presented in collaboration with the Crow Collection of Asian Art on the occasion of the exhibition Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de Los Angeles. The exhibition traces the journey of ceramic technology from China to the Islamic world to the Americas, and the development of Talavera pottery in baroque Puebla. The symposium will bring together important scholars of Asian, Islamic, and New World ceramics for a day of lectures and gallery conversations. Save the date: Saturday, January 14, 2017. 

 

Jar with Chinese double curved handles, Puebla de los Angeles, New Spain, 17th century, tin glaze earthenware with cobalt blue on white glaze, Museo Franz Mayer

Jar with Chinese double curved handles, Puebla de los Angeles, New Spain, 17th century, tin glaze earthenware with cobalt blue on white glaze, Museo Franz Mayer

 

In February, with the participation of the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, we will present Artists’ Writings on Materials and Techniques. The symposium brings together art historians, curators, and conservators to explore a broad range of artists’ writings on working practices and to address the complicated relationship between artists’ visual and textual work. In lectures and roundtable conversations, participants will also discuss how these writings inform our own work as scholars, curators, and conservators. Two keynotes will be given by our distinguished guests Dr. James Meyer (DIA) and Dr. Michael Cole (Columbia), and we are also honored to welcome Carol Mancusi-Ungaro (The Whitney) as a contributor to a roundtable conversation. Save the date: Friday-Saturday, February 24-25, 2017, and RSVP via our Programs page here.

On the horizon: we are in the very early stages of planning our next major symposium for fall 2017 or spring 2018 on the topic of The Artists Workshop as a Site of Collaboration 1300-1700. More details to follow soon! In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you at our upcoming workshop talks and gatherings.

Michelangelo Buonarotti, Manuscript of Sonnet 5 with self-portrait, c. 1509–1510, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

Michelangelo Buonarotti, Manuscript of Sonnet 5 with self-portrait, c. 1509–1510, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

 

Dr. Sarah K. Kozlowski

Assistant Director

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Programs at EODIAH

Please visit our website for the latest events, lectures, and programs.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

 

O’Donnell Institute/Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Symposium

The School of London: Diaspora and Pictorial Trauma in Auerbach, Bacon, Freud, Kitaj, and Kossoff
O’Donnell Institute/Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Symposium
At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas and the Research Center at the DMA
Open to the public

 

Workshop Talk: Dr. Jacqueline Chao, Curator of Asian Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art

Chen Rong’s Nine Dragons scroll and the history of Chinese ink dragon painting
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

 

Area Art History Faculty Reception

At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas and the Research Center at the DMA
By invitation

 

Dr. Julian Henderson, Professor and Chair of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

The glories of Islamic glass – new insights into production, trade and specialization along the Middle Eastern Silk Road
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

 

Workshop Talk: Dr. Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum

Giovanni di Paolo. The 20th Century Rediscovery of a Sienese Renaissance Painter
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

 

Workshop Talk: Dr. David McPhail, O’Donnell Institute Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science

Using surface science and surface analysis to understand (and hopefully ameliorate) ultra-slow corrosion processes in works of art
At UT Dallas, BSB 13.685
By invitation

 

O’Donnell Institute Symposium

Artists’ Writings on Materials and Techniques
Open to the public

 

 

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the Dallas Museum of Art

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the Dallas Museum of Art

Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibitions and Events

EXHIBITIONS

 

Abhidnya Ghuge: Flight of the Canyon

July 16-November 27, 2016

 

Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de Los Angeles

September 17, 2016 – February 12, 2017

 

Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art

October 22, 2016 – March 5, 2017

 

EVENTS

 

Educator Workshop with Abhidnya Ghuge

November 3, 6:00-9:00 pm

 

Adult Workshop with Abhidnya Ghuge

November 6, 2:00–5:00 pm

Interact with our newest installation and local contemporary artist Abhidnya “Abhi” Ghuge by using different materials and methods to create your own sculptural landscape inspired by Abhi’s work. Participants will explore the exhibition, Abhidnya Ghuge: Flight of the Canyon, a site-responsive installation created with thousands of woodblock printed paper plates.

Pricing: $40 Friends of the Crow Collection, $50 Public

Crow Collection of Art Workshops

Islamic Art Revival Series Program and Events

Islamic Art Revival Series

We believe that art is a Universal Language. We are passionate about Islamic art as a translator and connector across generations and cultures. From heart to heart, through time. Founded in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of business and nonprofit leaders, students, educators, artists and small business owners, the Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) is a signature program of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, and includes a diverse group of women and men. We are passionate about sharing the rich cultural relevance of Islamic Art as a means of building awareness and exposure to the art itself and enhancing cross-cultural understanding among people from all walks of life. Through our Islamic Art events we promote education in the arts of the Islamic world and encourage vibrant cross-cultural exchange amongst all faiths and cultures. In doing so, we build cultural bridges between the Islamic cultures and rest of the world. IARS has focused on organizing and hosting events to bring Islamic Art to the public, and include film screenings, international art exhibits, symposiums, performances and art workshops which serve as a vehicle for people of all ages and backgrounds to interact in an enjoyable, educational environment.

Women’s Invitational Exhibition at the Eiesmann Center of Performing and Visual Arts in Richardson, Texas from March 1st to March 27th, 2017 curated by Shafaq Ahmad who is also the Art Director for IARS. An artists forum will be presented at the Crow Collection of Asian Art moderated by Jaqueline Chao, Curator of Asian Arts on March 4th.

5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art curated by Shafaq Ahmad will be held at The Irving Arts Center from September 17th to November 13th, 2016. Our Juror this year is Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  Louise Mackie, Curator or Islamic Art and Textiles at the Cleveland Museum of Art is the guest speaker at the opening on September 17th. Bahman Panahi, a French/Iranian artist, master calligrapher and musician will present Musicality of Calligraphy research and musical performance on October 1st.

Jason Moriyama, Senior Partner at Moriyama and Teshima Architects in Toronto, Canada will give a talk on Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding on October 22nd.  We are also offering workshops by artist Matt Anzak and Samia Khan, artist and IARS Program Director on October 8th and gallery tours conducted by Irving Arts Center Executive Director Todd Hawkins, and Director of Exhibitions and Educational Programs, Marcie Inman, during the eight week exhibition period.

Past Events

2015 4th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the LuminArte Fine Art Gallery, Juror, Salma Tuqan, Curator of Contemporary Art from the Middle East, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. Artists from around the world were selected by the Juror. IARS also offered lectures, workshop on painting on silk and gallery tours by art experts. Curated by IARS Art Director Shafaq Ahmad and Director Jamie Labar. We had keynote speakers including Dr. Aimee Froom from MFAH, Jeff Spurr previously from at Harvard University, Dr. Steven Naifeh, Pulitzer Prize winning author and also one of the participating artists.

2015 IARS Experience; a one day event offering multi-sensory and art-related experiences at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, including but not limited to workshops by international artists, including Richard Henry, Adam Williamson and Lateefa Spiker from the Prince’s School of Art and Design in London on sacred geometry and carpet weaving by artist Samia Khan, musical performances by internationally recognised artists like Malek Jandali and Baraka Blue, fashion show, art presentations, short film screenings and poetry reading etc.

We also collaborated with the Memnosyne Institute to offer workshops, lectures and round table discussions on Sacred Geometry at in collaboration with, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, University of Texas in Dallas, Southern Methodist University, The Boniuk Institute at Rice University, The Museum of Biblical Art, Ismaili community and the Thanks Giving Square.

We also collaborated with Dallas Museum of Art with calligraphy demonstrations during the opening of the Nur Exhibit, curated by Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir.

Visit our website for more information.

Greetings from the Assistant Director

Thanks to all of you who joined us on September 2 at The Wilcox Space to celebrate the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year, and the close of the two-part installation John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs. Stay tuned for news of the next installation, which will open in mid-Fall.

This Fall we are pleased to welcome four new O’Donnell Fellows to the Institute, where they will pursue research on topics from Cuba to Ethiopia. Leslie Reid is a UT Dallas doctoral candidate completing a dissertation entitled Abu Dhabi, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and Shigaraki: A Comparative Analysis of the Modernist Architecture of Five Universal Art Museums. Evan (Poe) Johnson, also a doctoral student at UT Dallas, will join us as he completes his dissertation, The Fandom of Lynching and the Remediated Black Body. Joseph Hartman comes to us from Southern Methodist University and is in the final stages of his dissertation, Modern Dreams: Image, Space, and Politics in Machado’s Cuba, 1925-1933. And Jacopo Gnisci, who just completed his PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, will be in residence to work on the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection of Ethiopian crosses and to continue his research on fifteenth-century icon painting in Ethiopia.

We have a full slate of programs for the coming semester, which Lauren LaRocca highlights in her noteWith Lauren’s leadership we continue to develop our partnership with the DMA and with other area institutions including the Crow Collection of Asian Art, with whom we will present a symposium in January in conjunction with the exhibition Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles. We are also happy to collaborate with the DMA Conservation Studio and the Nasher Sculpture Center to present a symposium in February called Artists’ Writings on Materials and Techniques. We will welcome James Meyer from DIA and Michael Cole from Columbia as keynote speakers. As these programs demonstrate, one of our goals at the O’Donnell Institute is to foster collaborations between the academy and the museum, and to create a space for generative dialogue among academics, curators, conservators, and conservation scientists.

It’s just those kinds of dialogues that will unfold every Friday afternoon this Fall in my graduate seminar, The Material Lives of Artworks. Based at the DMA and at collections throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, the seminar will explore the history of artistic materials and techniques and the broader question of how materials and the act of making create meaning. Each seminar meeting will focus on a single medium (silver, ceramic, or paint, for example), and will combine close visual and physical analysis of artworks, conversations with scholars, curators, and conservators, and readings in both artists’ writings and recent art historical literature.

In July I traveled to Naples, where Sylvain Bellenger, Director of the Museo di Capodimonte and I continued our work on plans to launch a collaboration dedicated to incubating and communicating innovative research on the history of art in Naples, with particular focus on the cultural histories of port cities and the mobilities of artworks. While centered on Naples, our work will inform understanding of port cities and cultural centers throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. The Capodimonte/O’Donnell Institute collaboration will take the form of two programs: Workshops and Research Residencies. In an annual spring Workshop or Laboratorio, the O’Donnell Institute and the Capodimonte will convene an international group of scholars in Naples for two days of site- and collection-based presentations and roundtable discussions on a chosen theme. In our Research Residency program, advanced graduate students and early-career scholars will pursue research in residence at the Capodimonte on projects related to Naples and the cultural history of port cities. Our long-term vision is to expand the collaboration by inviting other institutions to sponsor Workshops and Residencies that will support the work of scholars from around the world in Naples. The Université Paris-Sorbonne, the Soprintendenza di Genova, and the Soprintendenza di Pompeii have already expressed interest in participating in the project. Our goal is to open the Capodimonte and the city of Naples to an international scholarly community, making the city a laboratory for creativity and collaboration. Sylvain, Rick and I all look forward to sharing news of the project with colleagues and friends of the Institute in the coming months.

As the slower pace of the Summer months set in, I had the chance to immerse myself in a new project on diptychs in fourteenth-century Naples. The project brings together for the first time a small but significant corpus of diptychs commissioned and collected at the Angevin court, with particular focus on how these mobile artworks fit into a whole network of artists, patrons, and objects in motion throughout the Mediterranean.

It’s with great anticipation that I look ahead to the coming year and to welcoming you to our many Fall programs and gatherings, which you will find on our website: utdallas.edu/arthistory/programs. Join us!

Dr. Sarah K. Kozlowski
Assistant Director
The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Report from the EODIAH Research Center

Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples on a Sideboard, 1900–1906, Dallas Museum of Art

Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples on a Sideboard, 1900–1906, Dallas Museum of Art

We are excited to offer a full slate of programs for the coming semester. Fall workshops by guest speakers include the newly appointed curators at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dr. Jacqueline Chao and Dr. Qing Chang; Dr. Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings at the Getty; and Dr. Julian Henderson, Professor and Chair of Archaeology at the University of Nottingham.  As a testament to the richness of local scholarship, a number of workshops will be given by UT Dallas and UT Arlington affiliates including Dr. Roger Malina, Dr. Mary Vaccaro, and Dr. David McPhail in his new conservation lab at the UTD Bioengineering and Science Building. Our very own fellow, Fabienne Ruppen, will lead a discussion on Cezanne’s Still Life with Apples on a Sideboard in the DMA study room.

In September, fellows have the special opportunity to tour the contemporary art collection and library of art curator and collector Charles Dee Mitchell. October promises a lively conversation between Dr. Brettell and Dr. Alessandra Comini to discuss the making of cultural capitals as illustrated by Paris and Vienna. The semester will culminate with an enlivening lecture in late November by Dr. Phillipe de Montebello followed by our annual EODIAH dinner.

Carolyn Brown, Workmen: San Francisco Acatepec, Puebla, Mexico, 1995

Carolyn Brown, Workmen: San Francisco Acatepec, Puebla, Mexico, 1995

The Research Center will host two new exhibitions this fall; both explore the global trade of ideas and materials.  Carolyn Brown’s photography captures the innovative brilliance of Talavera tiled churches in Puebla, Mexico. I curated the installation in conjunction with the Crow Collection’s special exhibition Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles. Our second vitrine installation, a collaborative effort between Dr. Brettell and DMA Curator Dr. Roslyn Walker, showcases the museum’s vast collections of beaded objects.  The international trade of artworks like beads introduced a vivacity of color and design into works of art.

Finally, we’re thrilled to announce that DMA Curator Dr. Anne Bromberg will teach a UT Dallas graduate seminar at the Research Center in Spring 2017 on Indian Art. Dr. Bromberg will use the superb collections at the DMA, much of which has been acquired under her leadership. This is a unique opportunity for students to study with one of the foremost scholars of Indian Art.

Our institutional partnership with the DMA continues to thrive and develop in new ways.  We hope you’ll join us this fall for our many exciting programs!

 

Lauren LaRocca
Coordinator of Special Programs
The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibitions, Events, and Lectures

Exhibitions

Abhidnya Ghuge: Flight of the Canyon
July 16-November 27, 2016

Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de Los Angeles
September 17, 2016 – February 12, 2017

Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art
October 22, 2016 – March 5, 2017

Events

Clay to Talavera: An Encounter of Cultures Gala
September 17
6:00-8:00pm: Cocktail Reception at the Crow Collection of Asian Art
8:00pm – midnight: Dinner and Dancing at the Belo Mansion

Talavera Workshop for Educators
September 24, 9:00 am – noon

Otsukimi Festival at Klyde Warren Park
October 15, 6:30-9:30 pm

Members’ Reception for Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles
October 27, 6:00-8:00 pm

Educator Workshop with Abhidnya Ghuge
November 3, 6:00-9:00 pm

 

Lectures

Asian Art 101: Islam and Art by Dr. Melia Belli Bose
September 1, 6:30-8:00 pm

Active Compassion by David H. Breaux
September 20, 6:30-8:00 pm