Tag: Monet

Reports from the Dallas Museum of Art

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Photo credit Paloma Torres

Photo credit Paloma Torres

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

Kimbell Art Museum Exhibitions, Lectures, and Film

Le Nain Three Men and a Boy c. 1640–45 Oil on canvas National Gallery, London

Le Nain, Three Men and a Boy, c. 1640–45, Oil on canvas, National Gallery, London

Exhibitions

 

THE BROTHERS LE NAIN: PAINTERS OF SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE

May 22, 2016 to September 11, 2016

 

MONET: THE EARLY YEARS

October 16, 2016 to January 29, 2017

 

Lecture programs

Friday Evening Lectures

SELECTED FRIDAYS, 6 pm
Evening lectures by distinguished guest speakers, held throughout the year, address a range of topics relating to the appreciation and interpretation of art. They are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Pavilion Auditorium

SEPTEMBER 9
Mount Stuart, the Last Great Island Treasure House
Alice Martin, head of historic collections, Mount Stuart Trust, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, United Kingdom

SEPTEMBER 23
Buckingham Palace, its History, Occupants, and Contents
Oliver Everett, librarian emeritus of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, United Kingdom

 

Wednesday Series: Art in Context

SELECTED WEDNESDAYS, 12:30 pm
OCTOBER 5
Genies in the Palace: Royal Art of Iraq’s First Empire
Stephanie Langin-Hooper, assistant professor and Karl Kilinski II Endowed Chair of Hellenic Visual Culture, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

 

Symposium
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 10:15 am–1 pm
Monet: The Early Years

 

Films

SEPTEMBER 4 – 2:00 PM  Hidden Lives of Masterpieces: Watteau
OCTOBER 23 – 2:00 PM    The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution — Gang of Four
OCTOBER 30 – 2:00 PM   The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution–The Great Outdoors

Exhibition Highlight: Monet: The Early Years at The Kimbell

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Monet: The Early Years
October 16, 2016 – January 29, 2017
On view in the Renzo Piano Pavilion

This groundbreaking exhibition is the first ever devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet.  Monet: The Early Years will feature approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist’s career, from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872, when he settled in Argenteuil, on the River Seine near Paris.  Through the 1860s, the young painter — still in his twenties — absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, as the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin gave way to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley.  On the strength of his invention of a highly personal and distinctive mode of painting, the young man positioned himself as an artist to be recognized and to be reckoned with.

Monet: The Early Years examines this period in depth, through the greatest examples of his painting — drawn from museums in the United States, Europe and Japan. The exhibition will enrich our understanding of the ways in which Monet’s artistic innovation and personal ambition evolved in tandem.

The exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum in collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities and a grant from the Leo Potishman Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Trustee.

 More information on visiting the Kimbell can be found here.