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Member Magazine fall 2016

Highballs and Cocktails— The Long and Short of It Rob Brinkley Reimagines Nick and Nora Charles AGUSTÍN ARTEAGA ARRIVES IN DALLAS NINE LIVES: CATS OF ANCIENT EGYPT PLUS: Medieval Times, Microscopic Detail, and DMA Member Moments


director ’ s note

I am very excited to be here and to join all of you as a member

expertise of everyone on the staff and the Board, sets a very

of the DMA family.

high bar, and I will undertake the enormous responsibility of

It is an absolute privilege to have been chosen to serve as The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, and to begin working hand-in-hand with the DMA staff on creating the next stage in the Museum’s already bright history. I want to thank the Board of Trustees for giving me the honor to serve the DMA and Dallas communities, and I want to thank you, because through all of the meetings (and believe

advancing the DMA over the great achievements of my predecessors from the last hundred years. With your participation, I know we can do it. I deeply believe that art changes people’s lives for the better. It is our responsibility to make accessible the best works of human creation to everyone: no matter their origin, race, beliefs, or sexual orientation.

me, there were A LOT of interviews!), I learned of your passion

Together we can make the DMA even more renowned as a

and commitment, and how much DMA Members love and care

place of great art, of excellence in scholarship, and of total

for the Dallas Museum of Art and the city it serves. That is an

inclusion—and a place that you, DMA Members, will feel

extremely inspiring message, and one from which I will draw

proud to support.

strength every day.

Many thanks—

I am eager to meet you in the coming months to learn what you enjoy about the Museum and hear your ambitions for it. This great institution, distinguished for the commitment and

Agustín Arteaga The Eugene McDermott Director


member news

this issue

FOR TODAY’S NICKS AND NORAS Writer Rob Brinkley shakes things up with a modern-day take on cocktail

WHISKERED DEITIES DMA curator Anne

MORE THAN

Bromberg shares insight into the glamorous life of ancient Egypt.

communication.

DMA MEMBERS and their guests came to see

JACKSON POLLOCK: BLIND SPOTS

26% OF THE MUSEUM’S OPERATIONS ARE COVERED BY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP GIFTS. Examples of general operating expenses include exhibitions and education.

(many of you visited more than once!)

THE SUM OF ALL PARTS Hear about the small things that make an impressive painting from DMA conservation fellow Laura Hartman.

FLORA AND FAUNA Discover the impact of nature on art in the Middle Ages with the Director of the

visited the DMA Member

Musée national du Moyen Âge,

Bar at Late Night?

Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye.

Artifacts is published by the Dallas Museum of Art especially for its members and is a benefit of membership. It is a production of the Museum’s Collections and Exhibitions, Communications and Public Affairs, Curatorial, Education, Marketing, and Membership and Development departments.

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Penguin cocktail shaker, Emile A. Schuelke, designer, Napier Company, manufacturer, Meriden, Connecticut, 1936, gilded silverplate, Dallas Museum of Art, The Jewel Stern American Silver Collection, gift of Jewel Stern, 2002.29.8.a–b

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director ’ s note

this season NICOLAS PARTY: Pathway Through February 5, 2017

CONCENTRATIONS 60: Lucie Stahl September 16, 2016–March 12, 2017 WAXED: Batik from Java September 25, 2016–September 10, 2017 DIVINE FELINES: Cats of Ancient Egypt October 9, 2016–January 8, 2017 SHAKEN, STIRRED, STYLED: The Art of the Cocktail November 18, 2016–November 12, 2017 ART AND NATURE in the Middle Ages December 4, 2016–March 19, 2017 mark your calendar IRIS VAN HERPEN: Transforming Fashion May 21–August 20, 2017 VISIONS OF AMERICA Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art

May 28–September 4, 2017 I am very excited to be here and to join all of you as a member

expertise of everyone on the staff and the Board, sets a very

of the DMA family.

don high bar, and I will undertake the enormous responsibility of ’ t forget!

It is an absolute privilege to have been chosen to serve as The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, and to begin working hand-in-hand with the DMA staff on creating the next stage in the Museum’s already bright history. I want to thank the Board of Trustees for giving me the honor to serve the DMA and Dallas communities, and I want to thank you, because through all of the meetings (and believe

advancing the DMA over the great achievements of my prede-

MEMBERS GET MORE.

cessors from the last hundred years. With your participation,

More benefits. More access. More fun.

I know we can do it.

I deeply believe that art changes people’s lives for the better. It is our responsibility to make accessible the best works of human creation to everyone: no matter their origin, race, beliefs, or sexual orientation.

me, there were A LOT of interviews!), I learned of your passion

Together we can make the DMA even more renowned as a

and commitment, and how much DMA Members love and care

place of great art, of excellence in scholarship, and of total

for the Dallas Museum of Art and the city it serves. That is an

inclusion—and a place that you, DMA Members, will feel

extremely inspiring message, and one from which I will draw

proud to support.

strength every day.

Many thanks—

I am eager to meet you in the coming months to learn what you enjoy about the Museum and hear your ambitions for it. This great institution, distinguished for the commitment and

Agustín Arteaga The Eugene McDermott Director


member news

2,530 NEW HOUSEHOLDS

have joined the MUSEUM since June 2015

13,835 TOTAL MEMBER

households in JUNE 2016

MORE THAN DMA MEMBERS and their guests came to see

JACKSON POLLOCK: BLIND SPOTS

26% OF THE MUSEUM’S OPERATIONS ARE COVERED BY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP GIFTS. Examples of general operating expenses include exhibitions and education.

(many of you visited more than once!)

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exhibitions

For Today’s Nicks and Noras By Rob Brinkley

Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail November 18, 2016 to November 12, 2017

In times that are shaken and stirred, cocktails and their artful accoutrements can bring some civility to things. Here, a little dreamt-up repartee between characters

NICK: I’m shaking, darling. Always have rhythm in your shaking: a Manhattan you always shake to the foxtrot; a dry martini you always shake to waltz time.

Nick and Nora Charles—he a retired detective,

NORA: Smooth, mister. I’m wild about how inter-

she a wealthy heiress—of the stylish Thin Man

continental it all is: designers and manufacturers from

movies of the 1930s and 40s. No one enjoyed

America, Denmark, Germany, Italy, even England.

cocktails more than the crime-solving couple,

NICK: Well, they do know a bit about gin there. I, for

whose sly banter was as potent as their drinks.

one, am piqued by all the names represented: Reed,

We do a little eavesdropping, circa 2016, as they

Barton, Villeroy, Boch, Gorham, Jacobsen, Vignelli,

discover Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail.

Tiffany, more. It reads better than one of our cocktailparty guest lists.

NICK: Darling, I’ve just caught wind of an exhibition we mustn’t miss— NORA: I already know the one.

NORA: And unlike our guests, dear, many of these delights will be on view for the first time.

The Dallas Museum of Art, come November?

NICK: Hi-ho!

NICK: Say, you’re fast.

NORA: Did you hear about the marvelous materials?

NORA: It’s one of my best qualities. NICK: Just think: punch bowls, bar tools, tumblers, cocktail plates, cocktail cups—all from 1881 to 2001. That swings us through a thrilling array of eras:

Silver, gilt, glass, rosewood, mahogany, ebony, earthenware, enamel. Oh, it makes my head spin. NICK: That might be your martini, my love. NORA: Now you’re just stirring up trouble.

Prohibition, Art Deco, all of it. NORA: And the shakers! They’ve got them, galore: sleek ones, shapely ones, even shakers shaped like a penguin, a rooster, a milk can, a skyscraper—

—Rob Brinkley is a writer and editor based in Dallas. He has written for Esquire, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Veranda, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman. He was the editor in chief of FD, the style magazine of the Dallas Morning News.


Featuring nearly fifty works predominantly from the DMA’s extensive design holdings, Shaken, Stirred, Styled 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.

Members-Only Events member preview days Thursday, November 17 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, November 18 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Related Events For details, registration, and tickets, visit DMA.org.

late nights at the dallas museum of art Friday, November 18, 6:00 p.m.–midnight Learn about the evolution of the cocktail culture, and taste the winners of our second Creative Cocktail Contest.

late night talk: shaken, stirred, styled: the art of the cocktail Friday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. Samantha Robinson, Interim Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, DMA

gallery talk Wednesday, November 30, 12:15 p.m. Samantha Robinson, DMA

special event: dma speakeasy Saturday, February 4, 8:00 p.m.–midnight Get dolled up in your swankiest attire and indulge in a night of canapés, Prohibition-inspired cocktails, and live music from the roaring 20s and 30s. Gain exclusive after-hours admittance to the exhibition by password only.

Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. images (opposite page): Martini glass, Valeri Timofeev, designer, c. 2001, silver gilt, plique-à-jour enamel, enamel, and unidentified hardstone, Dallas Museum of Art, Discretionary Decorative Arts Fund, 2014.21;

(this page, counter-clockwise) Waring Blendor, Peter Muller-Munk, designer, Frederick Jacob Osius, designer, Waring Corporation, manufacturer, New York, New York, designed c. 1937, manufactured c. 1937–41, glass, chromium-plated metal, rubber, plastic, and steel, Dallas Museum of Art, Discretionary Decorative Arts Fund, 2014.13.a–c; Cocktail shaker, Charter Company, manufacturer; International Silver Company, manufacturer, Wallingford, Connecticut, 1928, enameled silver, Dallas Museum of Art, The Jewel Stern American Silver Collection, acquired through the Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of Patsy Lacy Griffith by exchange, 2002.29.2.a–c; Ice bucket, Tommi Parzinger, designer, Dorlyn Silversmiths, manufacturer, New York, New York, c. 1955, silverplate, Dallas Museum of Art, The Jewel Stern American Silver Collection, Decorative Arts Fund, 2002.29.91.a–b; Jazz Bowl or New Yorker, Viktor Schreckengost, designer, Cowan Pottery Studio, maker, Rocky River, Ohio, c. 1930–31, earthenware, Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of Patsy Lacy Griffith by exchange, 2010.32; Punch bowl, 1881, Tiffany & Co., maker, New York, New York, silver and silver gilt, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Tiffany & Co., 1982.84; Circa ‘70 pitcher-mixer with mixer spoon, Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer, Providence, Rhode Island, designed 1960, silver and ebony, Dallas Museum of Art, The Jewel Stern American Silver Collection, Decorative Arts Fund, 2002.29.68.a–b


exhibitions

Whiskered Deities By Andrea Severin Goins

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt October 9, 2016 to January 8, 2017 This fall the DMA is pleased to present some of the Brooklyn Museum’s famous holdings of Egyptian art in Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, opening October 9. For insight into the show, Artifacts spoke with our resident antiquities expert (and equally renowned cat lover) Dr. Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art. WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO PRESENT IN THIS EXHIBITION? The ancient Egyptians were superb artists. Or perhaps one should say they were wealthy enough that they could afford to pay artists generously. Another interesting aspect is that for the Egyptians, cats were very important as divinities, as well as fun and delightful in ordinary life. I’ve said this to practically everybody, but cats have the closest brains to primates, or us, MANY PEOPLE ASSOCIATE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS WITH DEATH OR FUNERARY RITUALS. Tombs were substantially built, so they survived. It’s clear from tomb paintings that the homes of the ancient Egyptians were equally glamorous. WHAT DID THIS GLAMOROUS LIFE LOOK LIKE? They had beautiful clothes and were well fed. Furnishings of the everyday, as well as ritual objects, were exquisitely made. I’m sure they had trashy junk (because everyone does) but the impression you have is that the objects people lived with were really beautiful. The Egyptians believed that after death you could live forever in the land of eternal life. Part of the appeal of all Egyptian art, and certainly of this show, is that you see art made by people who believed you could take it with you. What struck the DMA’s Divine Felines team was the subject’s continued popular appeal, from antiquity to today’s digital era. That Egyptomania is a word in the English language is telling. And videos of cats playing the piano or engaged in other anthropomorphic activities go viral on the internet whether you are team cat or team dog. Through the exhibition, visitors will be able to leave with a deeper appreciation not only for Egyptian culture but perhaps also for their beloved furry friends. —Andrea Severin Goins is the Head of Interpretation at the DMA.

Members-Only Events dma circle opening reception Wednesday, October 5, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Related Events For details, registration, and tickets, visit DMA.org.

gallery talks

boshell lecture: mummies unwrapped Saturday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Anne Bromberg, DMA, and Dr. Kimberly Jones, DMA

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.

Open to Contributor level members and above

October 12, November 16, and December 14

dma member preview days Thursday, October 6, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

late nights at the dallas museum of art

Divine Felines is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Air transportation provided by American Airlines. airline partner

Friday, October 21, 6:00 p.m.–midnight image: Standing Lion-Headed Goddess, Egypt, 664–30 B.C.E, faience, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.943E


exhibitions

Party All Night By Julie Henley

Nicolas Party: Pathway August 19, 2016 to February 5, 2017

This summer, the Museum’s Concourse underwent a stunning

past layers of perception. The pictorial aspects of his work

transformation. Throughout the month of August, Swiss

therefore become like a language, conveying meaning that

artist Nicolas Party converted the blank space into a vibrant

cannot be communicated in other ways.

retreat. The undertaking was Party’s first solo museum project in the United States.

At the moment, Party takes his inspiration from Symbolist

In the artist’s youth, when the rest of the city went to sleep,

ingly, many of the artists to whom Party is drawn are from

Nicolas Party’s world awoke. Unlike other twelve-year-old

where he now lives (Brussels) or where he is from. Meanwhile,

boys tucked away in their beds, Nicolas, blanketed by dark-

more than 5,000 miles from Belgium, Party’s large-scale com-

ness, raced to create masterpieces on the walls of Lausanne,

mission at the DMA was influenced by the function of space

Switzerland. Party reveled in the exhilaration that came from

instead of a person. He transformed the Concourse into a rich

challenging daylight and observing people’s reactions to his

forest passageway, allowing visitors to escape the sweltering

graffiti. The town had become his gallery and a catalyst for

heat of summer through his cooling imagery. He hopes that

his imagination. After art school, Party stopped painting

the public will have a dynamic reaction to his mural and find

in the streets, but his current works still bear the memory

refuge not only from the elements but also from the world in

of his escapades and retain childlike inventiveness.

this work of art.

Although no longer working against a celestial timer, Party

—Julie Henley is the Communications and Marketing Coordinator at the DMA.

painters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Interest-

still hopes to surprise himself and does not keep a very specific agenda. He considers using humor and possessing a certain naïveté very important to his present projects. They help him create a healthy distance between opposing ideas and push

Nicolas Party: Pathway is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The presentation is made possible by TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that jointly benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art, and by the Contemporary Art Initiative.


Capturing You

throw, splatter, and drip! dma members made their mark with pollock-inspired crafts earlier this year.

the preview party for our most-attended exhibition of the year, jackson pollock: blind spots, was black and white and excitement all over!


our members enjoy exclusive access, such as art spelunking through the caverns of dma storage.

cheers to free late night tickets and the vip treatment with members-only bars and tours!

who dunnit? dma members got first dibs on tickets for the sold-out museum murder mystery this summer.


exhibitions

Flora and Fauna Art and Nature in the Middle Ages December 4, 2016 to March 19, 2017

More than one hundred objects spanning six centuries of

dwellers: forests and fields reached right up to the city gates,

medieval European art will soon ornament the DMA in a

while inside the walls there were orchards, gardens, farm-

legacy of artistic traditions. Art and Nature in the Middle Ages,

yards, and great numbers of animals.

organized in collaboration with Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, will have its only stateside presentation at the DMA this December. Director of the Musée national du Moyen Âge Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye shares insights on the impact of nature during the Middle Ages in an exclusive excerpt from the first English-language publication to accompany the exhibition:

The four elements (earth, air, fire, and water), the plant world, and the animal kingdom were as present in art as they were in poetry. Painters and sculptors never tired of them, and it is perfectly legitimate to read the history of medieval art as that of an increasing preoccupation with representing nature, as long as this interpretation is not exclusive and does not imply a linear progression. Toward the end of the 12th or

Nature’s place in medieval art and literature has certainly

the beginning of the 13th century, artists’ careful observation

not always been accorded the recognition it deserves. It can

of the plant world produced depictions of species so accu-

seem strangely absent, obscured by symbolism and rhetoric,

rate that they are easily identifiable. Similar scrutiny of the

or transfigured by the imaginary. Yet for the men and women

rhythms of the days and seasons led, from the end of the 14th

of the Middle Ages, nature, in its modern sense, was every-

century onward, to paintings of night, dawn, and sunset, to

where. It was the living environment for the peasants, who

the “reverdies” of springtime, or the white mantle of winter

at this time made up about 90 percent of Europe’s population,

snow. A broader vision of the surrounding world began to

but it was also never far from the daily life of town and city

produce “real” landscapes and evocations of the cosmos that extended well beyond accepted conventions.

Members-Only Events

Related Events

dma circle opening reception Wednesday, November 30, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

For details, registration, and tickets, visit DMA.org.

Open to Associate level members and above

gallery talk Wednesday, December 7, 12:15 p.m.

dma member preview days

Nicole R. Meyers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, DMA

Thursday, December 1 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Friday, December 2 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 3 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

dma member opening celebration Friday, December 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Open to Ambassador level members and above; DMA Members at the Supporter level will need to purchase a ticket.

arturo’s art & me: c is for castle December 7, 8, or 10, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Art and Nature in the Middle Ages is made possible through generous loans from the collection of Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris.

presented by

The exhibition is presented by Texas Instruments. Additional support is provided by the Marguerite and Robert Hoffman Operating Fund. image: Scene of chivalry from the Seigniorial Life tapestry cycle (detail), southern Netherlands, c. 1500–20, wool and silk, Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, CL 2179, © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY, Photo: Franck Raux


collection highlights

The Sum of All Parts By Laura Hartman

On view in the European Art Galleries on Level 2

In 1925, Dallas philanthropist Gertrude (Trudie) Terrell Munger

magnification each meticulous brushstroke becomes evident,

endowed a fund for acquisitions to the Museum’s permanent

revealing a surprisingly free and painterly technique.

collection. For over ninety years, the Munger Fund has been instrumental in the purchase of some of the DMA’s greatest treasures across its encyclopedic collection. These include Claude Monet’s The Seine at Lavacourt, Camille Pissarro’s Apple Picking, and the important old-master painting Basket of Flowers by Osias Beert the Elder. This spring, the Munger Fund acquired another world-class work: Flowers in a Vase with Two Doves, a beautifully preserved 19th-century painting by the Lyonnais artist François Lepage. The DMA’s conservation team examined it under the microscope to study the artist’s technique a bit closer. Exquisite in its highly polished finish and attention to detail, Flowers in a Vase with Two Doves is meticulously painted and beautifully preserved, making its examination both enjoyable and an important opportunity to see a work of art as intended by the artist. Lepage has been described as a methodical and slow painter, and it has been suggested that it took him

Droplets of water, for example, are expertly applied to petals and leaves to create a convincing optical effect. These droplets, when observed under magnification, reveal a somewhat abbreviated painting approach. Lepage also used his brush to quite literally add texture, heightening the illusion of tactile effects. Tiny details reveal the use of linear and directive brushstrokes in dialogue with such small highlights as the textured dots found along the butterfly’s wing and at the center of the chamomile flowers. Microscopic examination of works of art often reveals important and interesting perspectives not immediately visible to the naked eye. This type of study allows conservators to better care for each work of art, giving a fundamental look into an artist’s working techniques. —Laura Hartman is the Conservation Fellow at the DMA.

four years to complete this work. At first glance, the surface appears smooth and highly refined, but when observed under

images: François Lepage, Flowers in a Vase with Two Doves (details), 1816–20, oli on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Munger Fund, 2016.23.M


behind the scenes

An A-Ha Moment By Sarah Coffey

When prospective curatorial candidate Nicole Myers, now The

St. Petersburg, and prints were widely circulated into the 19th

Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and

century, influencing artists for generations.

Sculpture, visited the DMA for her job interview, she had no idea she would stumble upon François Lemoyne’s The Bather, a

Myers knew of Lemoyne’s copy at the Hermitage, but had

painting she had long admired but been unable to locate.

not been able to track down the primary version beyond that

With some free time before her interview, Myers stopped

work purchased by Michael L. Rosenberg when he embarked

by the Museum to experience the collection in person. As she

upon his journey to collect 18th-century French painting.

turned the corner in the European Art Galleries, she was

After Rosenberg’s death, the Michael L. Rosenberg Foundation

startled to see this painting she had only had the chance to

arranged for his collection to be placed on long-term loan to

view in tiny reproduction during her graduate studies.

the DMA. Myers’ discovery that day in Dallas transformed her

Myers researched the nudes of Gustave Courbet for her doctoral dissertation, and Lemoyne’s Bather played a pivotal role in

it was in a private collection. In fact, The Bather was the first

knowledge and appreciation of the painting, as only a firsthand experience with art can do.

the development of the genre of nude painting. It had caused

This fall, in honor of the Michael L. Rosenberg Collection and

quite a stir when exhibited in the Salon of 1725, as it was one

its associated lecture series, the Museum is publishing French

of the first publicly displayed large-scale female nudes not

Art of the Eighteenth Century: The Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture Series at

associated with a historical, biblical, or mythological subject.

the Dallas Museum of Art. Join us on Thursday, October 27, for an

The picture was so popular that Lemoyne made at least one

evening of talks, music, and more celebrating this collection

copy of it, now in the collection of the Hermitage Museum in

and series. —Sarah Coffey is the Education Coordinator at the DMA.

Related Event annual fête: celebrating french art of the 18th century Presented by the Michael L. Rosenberg Foundation Thursday, October 27, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

image: François Lemoyne, The Bather (detail), 1724, oil on canvas, Lent by the Michael L. Rosenberg Foundation, 29.2004.7


member moments

Down Under By Kimberly Daniell

“The DMA’s collection is not ours, but it is in our care for the

Witnessing firsthand—and deep behind the scenes—how the

generations to come.” Isabelle Stauffer, the Museum’s Director

collection is professionally stored and maintained was a spe-

of Collections Management, shared these words with a small

cial moment shared by the members in attendance, including

group of DMA Circle Members as they began their tour in the

former DMA trustee and DMA Member of seventeen years

depths of the Museum. Stauffer oversees a department of

Margaret Jordan, who described the visit as “amazing.” “It

twenty-two staff members, all of whom are responsible for the

is nice to see how well taken care of the collection is and the

upkeep and safety of the Museum’s global collection of more

environment in which the works are stored. Every piece is

than 23,000 objects. One evening in June, she and a colleague

photographed and categorized. It gives you a sense of security

led groups of ten to fifteen DMA Circle Members on an exclu-

about the collection and its care,” she added. Craig Goodman

sive tour through two of the seven on-site art storage vaults

and his wife, Karen, members since 2003, remarked on discov-

housed in the DMA.

ering treasures not often on view in the galleries, and seeing

Silence fell over the group as they entered a basement room underneath the Museum’s galleries with rows of paintings, sculptures, and decorative art. Works of art that were familiar

familiar works in a new setting. “Opportunities to see behind the scenes at the DMA are especially great as it shows you the function behind the beauty we see in the galleries.”

to the group were interwoven with new discoveries. Private

Exclusive DMA Member events take place throughout the year.

moments were shared with masterpieces such as Mark

Keep an eye out for new ways you can experience the Museum.

Rothko’s Orange, Red and Red. While journeying through a repository of art history, Stauffer gave insights into how the Museum cares for the vast collection, which spans 5,000 years and numerous materials. Works on paper—Chuck Close’s Phil/Fingerprint, for instance—need to “rest” three years for every year they are on view due to their sensitivity to light.

—Kimberly Daniell is the Senior Manager of Communications, Public Affairs, and Social Media Strategy at the DMA.


art here, there, and everywhere

Hide and Seek Down by the Bay to the Big D The Lamont Quadrant Gallery, located off the Museum’s Barrel Vault, will serve

Hidden away from view, behind the familiar image of a guitar, pipe, and tabletop, is a second work in the DMA’s collection by Spanish artist Juan Gris. During

as home to Walter De Maria’s 1986 Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 from

photography for the project to digitize the Museum’s

October 19, 2016, through January 22, 2017. Part of De Maria’s Large Rod Series,

more than 23,000 works, DMA staff was stunned to see

a group of floor-based sculptures, this is the first work by the artist to enter the

a composition peeking out from under the frame supports.

Museum’s collection and was part of a joint acquisition with the San Francisco

The work is an artist’s original, yet unfinished, exploring

Museum of Modern Art. The museums also jointly acquired Pure Polygon Series,

the same subject depicted on the front of the canvas. It is

a suite of seven works on paper created by De Maria in 1975–76. A new publication,

not known why Gris abandoned this composition. It is

the first produced since the artist’s death in 2013, will accompany the

likely, however, that rather than discard the canvas, which

presentation of the sculpture in Dallas.

was an expensive material, he opted to remove it from the

image: Walter De Maria, Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 1986, stainless steel, Dallas Museum of Art through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2015.47.1.a–i, © 2016 Estate of Walter De Maria

wooden strainer and re-stretch it so that it would not go to waste. Upon further research, this is not a new discovery, but the resurfacing of a work whose story was never properly told. Both the recto and verso sides of the painting are on view in the Museum’s Conservation Gallery. image: Juan Gris, Guitar and Pipe (recto) and Guitar and Pipe (verso), 1913, oil and charcoal on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., 1998.219.McD, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Imagining Peace On July 7, Dallas experienced a horrific tragedy, and we were all profoundly affected by the events of that evening. In response to our hurting community, we reached out to Japanese artist and peace activist Yoko Ono. In an openhearted gesture, Ono updated her seminal artwork IMAGINE PEACE (2001) to read IMAGINE PEACE FOREVER in both Spanish and English for installation on the Museum’s Ross Avenue Plaza. The deceptively simple text-based artwork, with its basic black-and-white palette, connects with its viewer directly in a call for peace. We are thankful to have had the unique opportunity to lead our city in a message of peace and empowerment, as Ono believes strongly that we all have the power to create positive difference in the world.

In Memoriam The Museum lost a former staff member who generously supported the DMA for years with her warmth, humor, and friendship. Frances Collins, to whom the reception desk on Level M1 is lovingly dedicated, passed away at the age of 98 in July. Collins joined the Museum in 1998 as a gallery attendant, eventually becoming the DMA’s receptionist and bringing joy daily to those she encountered until her retirement in 2011 at the age of 93.


calendar

September

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FIRST TUESDAY: SPACE ODYSSEY Tuesday, September 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

October

Ar t Beyond Sight Awareness Month

ARTURO’S ART & ME: CRAZY FOR COLOR September 7, 8, or 10, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

AUTISM AWARENESS FAMILY CELEBRATION: DRESS UP! Saturday, October 1, 9:00–11:00 a.m.

GALLERY TALKS Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m

FAMILY WORKSHOP: MARVELOUS MURALS Saturday, September 10, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

GALLERY TALKS Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 12:15 p.m.

FIRST TUESDAY: USE YOUR SENSES

ART BABIES: ZOO BABIES

DMA CIRCLE OPENING RECEPTION

Monday, September 12 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or noon

(Open to Contributor level members and above)

DMA CIRCLE OPENING RECEPTION

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.

(Open to Associate level members and above)

DMA MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS

Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

Thursday, September 15, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 6, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

TEEN TOUR: ANCIENT ART Thursday, September 15, 6:30–8:00 p.m. DMA MEMBER PREVIEW DAY A vibrant outdoor

FAMILY WORKSHOP: SENSORY EXPLORATION

dining Saturday, experience October 8, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl featuring cuisine from the South of France WELCOME AGUSTÍN ARTEAGA Friday, September 16, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. LATE NIGHT: FALL BLOCK PARTY Friday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.–midnight Look for special opportunities for DMA Members! LATE NIGHT TALK: FAIR PARK DECO Friday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. David Bush and Jim Parsons LATE NIGHT TALK: CONCENTRATIONS 60 Friday, September 16, 9:00 p.m. Lucie Stahl and Gabriel Ritter MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: GOOD AS GOLD Tuesday, September 20, 10:00–11:30 a.m. HOMESCHOOL CLASS FOR FAMILIES: MARVELOUS MURALS Thursday, September 22, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m Friday, September 23, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. TEEN HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: LARGER THAN LIFE Friday, September 23, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. KIDS CLUB AT THE NASHER (Open to DMA Members who have joined Kids Club)

Sunday, October 9, 6:00 p.m. All DMA Members and DMA Circle Members are invited to meet the new Eugene McDermott Director OFF THE WALL: SPACE ODDITY Thursday, October 13, 5:00–9:00 p.m. TEEN TOUR: ANCIENT EGYPT Thursday, October 20, 6:30–8:00 p.m. LATE NIGHT: DIVINE FELINES Friday, October 21, 6:00 p.m.–midnight Look for special opportunities for DMA Members! LATE NIGHT TALK: DIVINE FELINES Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Anne Bromberg LATE NIGHT TALK: CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLES: THE LOST OBELISKS OF EGYPT Friday, October 21, 9:00 p.m. Dr. Bob Brier TEEN WORKSHOP: OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING Saturday, October 22, 1:00–3:00 p.m. DMA MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR

Saturday, September 24, 9:00–11:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 23, 1:00 p.m.

TEEN WORKSHOP: BOOK MAKING Saturday, September 24, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

ANNUAL FÊTE: CELEBRATING FRENCH ART OF THE 18TH CENTURY

DMA MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR Sunday, September 25, 1:00 p.m. TEEN TOUR: THE FIRST CITIES Thursday, September 29, 6:30–8:00 p.m. STATE OF THE ARTS: DATA IS THE NEW PAINT Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m

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Thursday, October 27, 5:00–9:00 p.m. TEEN HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: SENSATIONAL ART Friday, October 28, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. BOSHELL LECTURE: MUMMIES UNWRAPPED Saturday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Anne Bromberg and Dr. Kimberly Jones

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November

December

FIRST TUESDAY: COOL CATS Tuesday, November 1, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages

GALLERY TALKS Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30, 12:15 p.m. TEEN TOUR: ISLAMIC ART Thursday, November 3, 6:30–8:00 p.m. SPECIAL EVENT—FASHION PLATES: 150 YEARS OF STYLE Thursday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. April Calahan

Down by the Bay to the Big D

TEEN TOUR: THE BAROQUE Thursday, December 1, 6:30–8:00 p.m. TODDLER ART: CRAZY CATS December 2, 9, or 13, 11:00 a.m.–noon DMA MEMBER OPENING CELEBRATION

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages

(Open to DMA Members who have joined Kids Club)

Friday, December 2, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 5, 9:00–11:00 a.m.

Members who have joined Book Talk) as home to Walter De Maria’s 1986 Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle, 5, 7,(Open 9, 11,to13DMA from

Sunday, November 6, 2:00 p.m.

October 19, 2016, through January 22, 2017. Part of De Maria’s Large Rod Series,

a group of floor-based sculptures, this is the first work by the artistOFF to enter the GOGH YOUR OWN WAY THE WALL:

Thursday, November 10, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Museum’s collection and was part of a joint acquisition with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The museums also jointly acquired Pure Polygon Series,

BRETTELL LECTURE: VARIATION, SERIATION, DECORATION: a suite of seven works on paper created by De Maria in 1975–76. A new publication, VAN GOGH’S SHEAVES OF WHEAT the first produced since the artist’s death in 2013, will accompany the Thursday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. presentation of the sculpture in Dallas. Dr. Nicole R. Myers image: Walter De Maria, Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 1986, stainless steel, Dallas Museum of Art

FAMILY WORKSHOP: THE CAT ’S MEOW

through the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2015.47.1.a–i, © 2016 Estate

Saturday, November 12, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

TEEN WORKSHOP: SCULPTING WITH SHADOWS Saturday, November 12, 1:00–3:00 p.m. BOSHELL LECTURE: INDIANA JONES IN SPACE Monday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Sarah Parcak MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: DIVINE FELINES Tuesday, November 15, 10:00–11:30 a.m. DMA MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT: LUNCH WITH SARAH PARCAK (Open to Collector level members and above)

Tuesday, November 15, noon DMA MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS

Imagining Peace

Thursday, December 1, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

KIDS CLUB AT THE DMA

The Lamont Quadrant Gallery, located off the Museum’s Barrel Vault, will serve BOOK TALK: CAT IS ART SPELLED WRONG

of Walter De Maria

DMA MEMBER EXHIBITION PREVIEW DAYS

FIRST TUESDAY: WINTER WONDERLAND Tuesday, December 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. ARTURO’S ART & ME: C IS FOR CASTLE December 7, 8, or 10, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. GALLERY TALKS Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 12:15 p.m. OFF THE WALL: WINTER IS COMING Thursday, December 8, 5:00–9:00 p.m. FAMILY WORKSHOP: MATERIAL MASH-UP Saturday, December 10, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ART BABIES: RAINBOWS & RHYMES Monday, December 12 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or noon HOMESCHOOL CLASS FOR FAMILIES: MATERIAL MASH-UP Thursday, December 15, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friday, December 16, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. TEEN TOUR: MEDIEVAL EUROPE Thursday, December 15, 6:30–8:00 p.m. TEEN HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP: CULTURE CLASH Friday, December 16, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. TEEN WORKSHOP: CALLIGRAPHY AND BOOK ILLUMINATION

Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail

Saturday, December 17, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: SHAKEN, STIRRED, STYLED Tuesday, December 20, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

LATE NIGHT: THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL On July 7, Dallas experienced a horrific tragedy, and we were all profoundly Friday, November 18, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

Look for special opportunities for DMA Members! affected by the events of that evening. In response to our hurting community, we reached out to Japanese artist and peace activist Yoko Ono. In an open-

LATE NIGHT TALK: SHAKEN, STIRRED, STYLED: THE ART to OF THE COCKTAIL hearted gesture, Ono updated her seminal artwork IMAGINE PEACE (2001) Friday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. read IMAGINE PEACE FOREVER in both Spanish and English for installation on Samantha Robinson

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the Museum’s Ross Avenue Plaza. The deceptively simple text-based artwork,

Invitations will be sent for DMA Member

DMA CIRCLE OPENING RECEPTION with its basic black-and-white palette, connects with its viewer directly in a call (Open to Associate level members and above) for peace. We are thankful to have had the unique opportunity to lead our city

and DMA Circle Member events.

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages

in a message of peace and empowerment, as Ono believes strongly that we all have the power to create positive difference in the world.

Wednesday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.


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