Tag: Dr. Jacqueline Chao

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.

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