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Image credit: © Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Photo Bryan Conley

© Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Photo Bryan Conley

Curatorial Growth

This January, the DMA will welcome Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck as the new Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Brodeck will join the Museum from the Carnegie Museum of Art, in Pittsburgh, PA, where she has worked since 2013 as an Associate Curator, serving as the coordinator between the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art on the organization of the first comprehensive US retrospective of the influential Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica. A Ph.D. in art history, Brodbeck brings to the DMA an extensive knowledge of modern and contemporary art and will work closely with Gavin Delahunty, the Museum’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art on the Concentrations series, focused on international emerging artists and also on strengthening relationships with local artists.

 

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Open Book

The DMA is quickly wrapping up their 25th anniversary season of the Museum’s literary and performing art series, Arts & Letters Live. On November 15, Dr. Nicole R. Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of Painting and Sculpture, DMA, will lead a tour of the Museum’s 18th-Century French art tied to author Hannah Rothschild’s appearance that same evening. The first woman chair of the National Gallery in London and a trustee of the Tate Gallery, Hannah Rothschild has been part of the art world for her entire life. Her family has an extensive collection, and she made several films about the art world, among other subjects, during a long career as a documentary filmmaker with the BBC. She will be discussing her debut novel, The Improbability of Love, which takes the reader behind the scenes of a London auction house, into the secret operations of a powerful art dealer, to a flamboyant 18th-century-style dinner party, and more.

 

Martini glass, c. 2001, Valeri Timofeev, designer, silver gilt, plique-à-jour enamel, enamel, unidentified hardstone, Dallas Museum of Art, Discretionary Decorative Arts Fund, 2014.21

Martini glass, c. 2001, Valeri Timofeev, designer, silver gilt, plique-à-jour enamel, enamel, unidentified hardstone, Dallas Museum of Art, Discretionary Decorative Arts Fund, 2014.21

Toast of the Town

November marks the opening of the DMA’s focus exhibition Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail. The exhibition features nearly sixty works predominantly from the DMA’s extensive design holdings, many of which are on view for the first time, and explores the culture of cocktails and the wares in which they were prepared and served. The exhibition follows the development of the modern cocktail from the late 19th century to the present day, tracing the stylistic reflections of the rituals of the cocktail’s concoction, presentation, and consumption through metalware, glassware, and ceramics. Featuring a range of objects, many of which are on view for the first time, Shaken, Stirred, Styled includes 19th-century punch bowls, early 20th-century liquor decanters and glasses, Prohibition-era cocktail shakers, and Art Deco and modern barware.

Image credit: Martini glass, c. 2001, Valeri Timofeev, designer, silver gilt, plique-à-jour enamel, enamel, unidentified hardstone, Dallas Museum of Art, Discretionary Decorative Arts Fund, 2014.21

 

On View, Lectures, and Other Events at the DMA This Fall/Winter

Special Event: Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style

Thursday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.

Join April Calahan, fashion historian and Special Collections Associate at Fashion Institute of Technology, for a closer look at her book Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style. Calahan will discuss the evolution of men’s and women’s styles through the art of the fashion plate–lavish, hand-colored illustrations created to promote the latest modes.

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Brettell Lecture: Variation, Seriation, Decoration: Van Gogh’s “Sheaves of Wheat”

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Nicole R. Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, for an in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat. 

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Nicolas Party: Pathway

Through 2/5/17

Concourse

Swiss artist Nicolas Party will create a site-specific commissioned mural in the DMA’s Concourse Gallery. For this installation, the first solo US museum presentation for the artist, Party will make an all-over mural on the walls and ceiling of the Museum’s main central corridor.

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Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl

9/16/16 to 3/12/17

Hoffman Galleries

For Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl, the artist’s first U.S. solo museum show, Stahl will present both old and new work in an immersive installation that will feature a number of her “Prayer Wheels”.

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Waxed: Batik from Java

9/25/16 to 9/10/17

Level 3

Drawn from the DMA’s collection, Waxed: Batik from Java presents a selection of Javanese batik made in the West and Central regions, the main batik production was centered during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Batik is a wax-resist process for dye-decorating cloth. In Indonesia, batik is especially associated with the island of Java.

DMA-organized; exclusively at the DMA.

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Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

10/9/16 to 1/8/17

Chilton I Gallery

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt features cats and lions in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through diverse representations from the world-famous holdings of the Brooklyn Museum.

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Figurine of a Standing Lion-Headed Goddess, Faience, Brooklyn Museum. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.943E

Figurine of a Standing Lion-Headed Goddess, Faience, Brooklyn Museum. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.943E

 

Walter De Maria: Counterpoint

10/19/16 to 1/22/17

Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

Walter De Maria: Counterpoint is the first presentation in three decades of Walter De Maria’s 1986 work Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13.

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Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail

November 18, 2016-November 12, 2017

Focus II

DMA Organized; Exclusively at the DMA

 

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages

December 4, 2016-March 19, 2017

Chilton II

U.S. Exclusive Venue

 

The Wittgenstein Vitrine

Through 5/28/17

Conservation Gallery

Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine reveals the results of an intensive research and conservation program by exploring the conservation effort and charting the context and history of this masterwork’s design and fabrication, iconography, and provenance. The exhibition also presents new perspectives on designer Carl Otto Czeschka, his work for the Wiener Werkstätte, and the important patronage of the Wittgenstein family.

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Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996

3/13/16 to 5/28/17

Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

Passages in Modern Art: 1946–1996 brings together objects from the DMA’s acclaimed contemporary collection, including recent acquisitions, rarely seen works, and newly conserved paintings and sculpture.

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Photo credit Paloma Torres

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Welcome Agustín Arteaga

In July, the DMA announced the exciting appointment of the Museum’s new Eugene McDermott Director, Agustín Arteaga. Arteaga, who officially joined the Museum in September, most recently served as director at the Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL) in Mexico City, one of Mexico’s largest and most prominent cultural institutions, presenting work from the mid-16th through the mid-20th centuries. Prior to his tenure at MUNAL, Arteaga was the director of the Museo de Arte de Ponce (MAP) in Puerto Rico and the founding director of the contemporary art museum Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) Fundación Costantini in Argentina. Arteaga has organized more than one hundred exhibitions over the course of his career, including major monographic presentations of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Diego Rivera; survey exhibitions of French Impressionism and old master works; and thematic exhibitions that have stretched across centuries and cultures. Born in Mexico City, Arteaga received an MA (1999) and PhD (2006) from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and a BS in architecture (1980) from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, both in Mexico City.

Diviners headdress (nkaka), Tabwa peoples, mid–20th century, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa, leather, fiber, beads, and feathers, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Cecil and Ida Green Foundation 1999.62

Diviners headdress (nkaka), Tabwa peoples, mid–20th century, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa, leather, fiber, beads, and feathers, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Cecil and Ida Green Foundation 1999.62

Bead It

Dr. Richard Brettell and Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, the DMA’s Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, with assistance from her colleague Dr. Kimberly Jones, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas, collaborated on the art installation in the Institute’s DMA Research Center vitrine. The idea for the installation stems from the extraordinary gift by Dallas jewelry designer Velma Davis Dozier (1901–1988) of thousands of trade beads to the Museum. The beads have their origins in Europe but were traded in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific. The historic objects on view convey the geographic breadth of such “trade beads,” along with the continued abundance of commercial beads today. The beaded objects from the DMA’s collection range from the mid-19th century through the 20th century. Selected by Dr. Walker, these wearable artworks come from Indonesia, Africa, South and North America. They represent the impact of European traders across other continents of the world.

 

Flora and Fauna

In December, the DMA will present Art and Nature in the Middle Ages, an exhibition featuring extraordinary works of art from the 12th through the 16th century that emphasize the vital union between humans and nature. The exhibition, organized by the Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, and on view exclusively in the U.S. at the DMA, is composed of more than one hundred objects reflecting the wide range of styles, techniques, and iconography that flourished during this period. Accompanying the exhibition is a publication featuring thematic essays available for the first time in English and a fully illustrated checklist. Edited by Dr. Nicole R. Myers, the DMA’s Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, the catalogue celebrates nature’s constant presence in the immediate environment and spiritual life of men and women in the Middle Ages.

Scene of chivalry from the Seigniorial Life tapestry cycle, Southern Netherlands, c. 1510–1520, wool and silk, Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, CL 2179 Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen-Âge) / Franck Raux

Scene of chivalry from the Seigniorial Life tapestry cycle, Southern Netherlands, c. 1510–1520, wool and silk, Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, CL 2179 Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée de Cluny – musée national du Moyen-Âge) / Franck Raux

 

Across the Pond

The Museum’s The Seine at Lavacourt by Claude Monet is currently on a brief European tour. The painting is part of an exhibition exploring the work of Charles-Francois Daubigny and his influence on French landscape painting, with a focus on the work of Daubigny, Monet, and van Gogh. Monet’s 1880 water landscape is on view at the Scottish National Gallery through early October as part of the Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh before traveling to the Van Gogh Museum in late October. The painting will return to the DMA following the final presentation in Amsterdam in late January 2017.

Claude Monet, The Seine at Lavacourt, 1880, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Munger Fund 1938.4.M

Claude Monet, The Seine at Lavacourt, 1880, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Munger Fund 1938.4.M

 

On View at the DMA This Fall

Nicolas Party: Pathway
Through February 12, 2017
Concourse
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl
September 16, 2016–March 12, 2017
Hoffman Galleries
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Waxed: Batik from Java
September 25, 2016–September 10, 2017
Level 3
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
October 9, 2016–January 8, 2017
Chilton Gallery I

Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail
November 18, 2016–November 12, 2017
Focus Gallery II
DMA organized; exclusively at the DMA

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages
December 4, 2016–March 19, 2017
Chilton Gallery II
U.S. exclusive venue