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Member Magazine winter 2018


The arrival of 2018 brings exciting exhibitions and gallery

Truth: 24 frames per second, both of which DMA Members can

installations, enthralling adult and children’s programs, and

see for free until they close later this winter.

the first full year of activity built around our new mission statement: The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery where art comes alive. We will achieve this goal by placing art and our diverse community at the center of everything we do. From exhibitions celebrating various cultures’ creativity to our access programs for visitors of all abilities, we will continue to pursue excellence in our programming and with the art we collect and show, positioning the DMA as a prominent, innovative institution, and as a museum leader in the 21st century.

The upcoming season features exhibitions organized by the DMA that showcase art and cultures from near and far. This January, Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit celebrates the legacy and art of Native Americans, and in April we welcome The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana, inspired by works in the DMA’s collection, marking the first exhibition in three decades highlighting Asante regalia. Both exhibitions further the DMA’s mission to showcase excellence in art from various cultures. We are also honored to be part of the national

Before we look forward, I would like to once again say thank

tour of Laura Owens, which features work from throughout the

you to everyone who was part of our fantastic fall. We saw large,

artist’s impressive and ongoing career.

diverse crowds celebrating the wonder and beauty of Islamic art in the Keir Collection of Islamic Art during our free three-day festival generously supported by Dr. Haroon Rasheed and Mrs. Rania Mohamed. Through our partnership with the Islamic Art Revival Series, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, Aga Khan

All of this would not be possible without the continued support of our outstanding members—you! You help us celebrate the diverse culture of our own community and the art that is produced around the world. Thank you!

Council for the Central United States, and World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, we were able to provide access to many programs, including dance, music, talks, and tours. Thousands of visitors also experienced Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room

Agustín Arteaga

and explored the innovative and groundbreaking exhibition

The Eugene McDermott Director


Good as GOLD This spring, PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) and Texas Instruments (TI) are teaming up as Co-Presenting Sponsors of The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana. PNC’s Amber Scanlan, VP, Director of Client & Community Relations, and TI’s Andy Smith, Executive Director of the TI Foundation and Director of Corporate Philanthropy, their thoughts GOLD SLEUTH ARTshared BOUND on corporate philanthropy Discover the fascinating

and theirExplore forthcoming partnership the process of

origins two of the highlighting DMA’s on an of exhibition

creating an precious artful history’s most metal.

Asante gold works featured

catalogue unique to

in The Power of Gold.

Laura Owens.

The exhibition marks the first major partnership with the DMA for PNC, although the company has a long history of advancing and enriching the arts in the communities they serve—160 years to be exact, because to PNC business and art are integral to each other. According to Scanlan, when PNC arrived in Dallas they knew they wanted to partner with the DMA due to the Museum’s commitment to showcasing extraordinary global artworks. Enhancing community access to art is a goal both organizations share. She stated that PNC “strongly believe[s] engagement with the arts enriches lives and builds stronger, more vibrant communities. . . . [This helps] ensure Dallas remains one of theGENERATIONS best places in the country to live, ARTISTS ON-SITE INSPIRATION work, and play, which ultimately helps driveOF business and economic development for the region.” Find out about the first

Artist Ed Kabotie shares

year of the interactive C3 thoughts on the artistic TI has a long history of supporting the arts, and for more than 50 years has Visiting Artist Project. legacy of his father, championed the DMA in various efforts. Like their co-presenter for The Power of Gold, Michael, and fellow artist TI believes in improving the quality of life in North Texas, and one way they achieve Delbridge Honanie. this is through funding of the arts, which, according to Smith, “creates a more vibrant place to live and work, for our employees and for the community.” The exhibition also has a connection for both the DMA and TI. The co-founder of TI, Eugene McDermott, andMuseum his philanthropic wife, Margaret, vital role in the Artifacts is published by the Dallas of Art especially for its members and is a played benefit of a membership. It is a production of the Museum’s Collections and Exhibitions, Communications and Public Affairs, Curatorial,

establishment of the DMA’s African art collection, which inspired the exhibition. Education, Marketing, and Membership and Development departments.

jill “Local bernstein , Editor in Chief corporate

support is essential to our ability to present landmark

kimberly daniell, Senior Editor

exhibitions. We are thrilled to welcome PNC to our growing network of

queta moore watson, Managing Editor rebecca winti, Art Director corporate supporters, gregory castillo,

and are grateful for our longstanding partnership

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with Texas Instruments, whose unparalleled generosity has been vital to this community for decades.”

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

—Catherine for information call 214-922-1200 or visit DMA.org.

Marcus Rose, DMA Board President

For more information on how your company can get involved with the DMA, contact AubreySword DeZego, Director ofa Institutional Giving, atpeoples, 214-922-1357 or adezego@DMA.org. cover: ornament in the form of lion (detail), Ghana, Nsuta, Asante c. mid–20th century, cast gold and felt, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., 2010.2.McD

image: Linguist staff (okyeame poma) (detail), Ghana, Asante peoples, first half of the 20th peoples, century,late wood gold gold-copper-silver leaf, Dallas Museum of Art, this page, clockwise (details): Sword ornament in the form of a spider, Ghana, Asante 19thand century, alloy,Eugene Dallas Museum of Art, McDermott McDermott African Art Acquisition Fund, 2014.26.1; Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie, Journey of the The and Margaret Art Fund, Inc., 2010.1.McD Human Spirit – Hope: Confusion and Hope, 2001, acrylic on canvas, Museum of Northern Arizona,Courtesy of the Museum of Northern Arizona, © Gene Balzer

member news

THIS ISSUE


THIS SEASON HOPI VISIONS: Journey of the Human Spirit January 7–December 2, 2018

TRUTH: 24 frames per second Through January 28, 2018

YAYOI KUSAMA: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins Through February 25, 2018

LAURA OWENS March 25–July 29, 2018

THE POWER OF GOLD: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana April 15–August 12, 2018

EDWARD STEICHEN: In Exaltation of Flowers Through May 13, 2018

PARIS AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY Through May 27. 2018

ASIAN TEXTILES: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road Through December 9, 2018 The arrival of 2018 brings exciting exhibitions and gallery

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

installations, enthralling adult and children’s programs, and the first full year of activity built around our new mission

THE CULT OF THE MACHINE: Precisionism in American Art

statement: The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery

September 16, 2018–January 6, 2019

where art comes alive. We will achieve this goal by placing art

and our diverse community at the center of everything weIDA do.

O'KEEFFE: Escaping Georgia's Shadow

From exhibitions celebrating various cultures’ creativity toFall our 2018 access programs for visitors of all abilities, we will continue to

DON’T FORGET!

pursue excellence in our programming and with the art we col-

lect and show, positioning the DMA as a prominent, innovative institution, and as a museum leader in the 21st century.

MEMBERS GET MORE. More benefits. More access. More fun.

Before we look forward, I would like to once again say thank

you to everyone who was part of our fantastic fall. We saw large, diverse crowds celebrating the wonder and beauty of Islamic art in the Keir Collection of Islamic Art during our free three-day festival generously supported by Dr. Haroon Rasheed and Mrs. Rania Mohamed. Through our partnership with the Islamic Art Revival Series, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, and World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, we were able to provide access to many programs, including dance, music, talks, and tours. Thousands of visitors also experienced Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room and explored the innovative and groundbreaking exhibition


This spring, PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) and Texas Instruments (TI) are teaming up as Co-Presenting Sponsors of The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana. PNC’s Amber Scanlan, VP, Director of Client & Community Relations, and TI’s Andy Smith, Executive Director of the TI Foundation and Director of Corporate Philanthropy, shared their thoughts on corporate philanthropy and their forthcoming partnership on an exhibition highlighting history’s most precious metal.

The exhibition marks the first major partnership with the DMA for PNC, although the company has a long history of advancing and enriching the arts in the communities they serve—160 years to be exact, because to PNC business and art are integral to each other. According to Scanlan, when PNC arrived in Dallas they knew they wanted to partner with the DMA due to the Museum’s commitment to showcasing extraordinary global artworks. Enhancing community access to art is a goal both organizations share. She stated that PNC “strongly believe[s] engagement with the arts enriches lives and builds stronger, more vibrant communities. . . . [This helps] ensure Dallas remains one of the best places in the country to live, work, and play, which ultimately helps drive business and economic development for the region.” TI has a long history of supporting the arts, and for more than 50 years has championed the DMA in various efforts. Like their co-presenter for The Power of Gold, TI believes in improving the quality of life in North Texas, and one way they achieve this is through funding of the arts, which, according to Smith, “creates a more vibrant place to live and work, for our employees and for the community.” The exhibition also has a connection for both the DMA and TI. The co-founder of TI, Eugene McDermott, and his philanthropic wife, Margaret, played a vital role in the establishment of the DMA’s African art collection, which inspired the exhibition.

“Local corporate support is essential to our ability to present landmark exhibitions. We are thrilled to welcome PNC to our growing network of corporate supporters, and are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Texas Instruments, whose unparalleled generosity has been vital to this community for decades.”

—Catherine Marcus Rose, DMA Board President

For more information on how your company can get involved with the DMA, contact Aubrey DeZego, Director of Institutional Giving, at 214-922-1357 or adezego@DMA.org. image: Linguist staff (okyeame poma) (detail), Ghana, Asante peoples, first half of the 20th century, wood and gold leaf, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., 2010.1.McD

member news

Good as GOLD


exhibitions

In Search of BRANDON KIRBY and the GOLDEN SPIDER BY E M I LY S C H I L L E R

THE POWER OF GOLD: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana april 15 to august 12, 2018

In 2014 two finely crafted gold artworks joined the Dallas

Kirby. Who was Brandon Kirby and how did he come to own

Museum of Art’s holdings of West African regalia. The

these ornate examples of gold craftsmanship? These questions

cast gold spider and T-shaped bead arrived in an elegant

drove Walker to dig through British Parliamentary Papers, corre-

velvet-lined display box bearing an inscription with the

spond with international archivists and scholars, and trace

following information: the items came from the Asante

census records throughout the US and Europe. Born in Austra-

kingdom, were once owned by the kings, and left their

lia in 1852 as Robert Low Kirby, and later recorded under the

original home in 1883.

surname Brandon Kirby and then Brandon-Kirby, he traveled in

Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific, and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art at the DMA, began a multi-year investigation into their journey from the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) to Texas. This research inspired The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana, the first exhibition to focus on Asante royal regalia in over three decades. The Cree family were previous owners of the objects, and in their oral history detailing the objects' relocation from Africa to England they mention a man named Robert L. Brandon

1881 to the British colony, where he served in the Gold Coast Constabulary, a police force. He earned the respect of the British governor of the Gold Coast, Sir Samuel Rowe, and during a mission in 1884 he was tasked with delivering letters from Sir Samuel to the kingdom’s various paramount chiefs regarding the pending selection of an heir to the Golden Stool (throne). Walker’s reconstructed narrative identifies this tour through the Asante kingdom as the context for Brandon Kirby’s possession of the cast gold spider and T-shaped bead, which were probably bestowed upon him by Prince Agyeman Kofi, later known as Asantahene (king) Kwaku Dua II.


DMA CIRCLE OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, April 11, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Open to Associate level members and above MEMBER OPENING RECEPTION Friday, April 13, 6:00–8:00 p.m. DMA MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS Thursday, April 12, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. During Museum hours

RELATED EVENTS For details, registration, and tickets, visit DMA.org. GALLERY TALK Wednesday, April 18, 12:15 p.m. DMA curator Dr. Roslyn A. Walker

LATE NIGHTS at the Dallas Museum of Art Friday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

LATE NIGHT TALK: The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana Friday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. The following year, Brandon Kirby partnered with James Cree (d. 1891), a wealthy Scotsman, to buy cattle ranches in the Territory of New Mexico, thus the Asante spider and bead arrived in the US. According to Cree family lore, Brandon Kirby’s dramatic departure from New Mexico forced him to travel light, leaving behind his mementos of his time in the Gold Coast. The intricate castings were then passed through generations of

Join Dr. Walker for a look at the craftsmanship and context of Asante royal regalia.

ADULT WORKSHOP: Kente Cloth Weaving Saturday, April 21, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

FIRST TUESDAY: Glitter and Gold Tuesday, May 1, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

the Cree family, landing in Austin, Texas. From there, it was

TODDLER ART: Golden Touch

only a few hundred miles and years of research before their

May 11, 15, or 18, 11:00 a.m.–noon

reintroduction at the DMA in The Power of Gold. A final historical resource soon joined the spider and bead

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Fit for a King

at the DMA and recently entered the

Saturday, May 12, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Museum's collection—an album of photographs by Frederick Grant dated 1883–84 and

MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: Asante Gold Tuesday, May 15, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

featuring Brandon Kirby in Kumasi, the capital of the

The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art.

Asante kingdom.

The exhibition is co-presented by Texas Instruments and PNC Bank.

Find out more about Brandon Kirby

co-presented by

and the golden spider in the beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue that accompanies the exhibition. — Dr. Emily Schiller is the Head of Interpretation at the DMA.

images: Sword ornament in the form of a spider (detail), Ghana, Asante peoples, late 19th century, gold-copper-silver alloy, Dallas Museum of Art, McDermott African Art Acquisition Fund, 2014.26.1; Frederick Grant, Ashanti and West Central Africa, 1883-4 (detail), 1883–84, leather, copper alloy, and paper, Dallas Museum of Art, African Collection Fund, 2017.12; Pendant, Ghana, Asante peoples, late 19th century, gold-copper-silver alloy, Dallas Museum of Art, McDermott African Art Acquisition Fund, 2014.26.2

exhibitions

MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS


exhibitions

BY ANNA KATHERINE BRODBECK

LAURA OWENS march 25 to july 29, 2018 This spring, visitors will encounter

fabricating over 8,500 unique books,

made from a scan of crumpled paper

paintings on a monumental scale in the

each one functioning as a work of art

and vintage wallpaper overlays. She also

mid-career survey of American painter

that visitors can take home with them.

chose some basic shapes that we printed

Laura Owens. Owens is also known for her work on a much more intimate scale, as a book artist. Her Los Angeles art space and studio even hosts Ooga Booga, an

as vectors, and more complex images ANNA KATHERINE BRODBECK: Can you speak about the genesis of this ambitious project?

that we printed using CMYK process. We made a chart listing the various elements to make sure we maxed out the possible

independent art bookseller. She shares

AMY BAUMANN: Screen printing has

combinations. They had to be random

this love of books through her gorgeously

been a big part of Laura’s work in the

and not repeat. We came up with a

crafted catalogue, a deep dive into her life

last five years. When she first approached

system to put all the covers in production

and career, containing memorabilia from

us with the idea for the covers, we said,

simultaneously, organizing them in piles

her artistic formation and essays from

“Great! How do you want to do this?” This

at various stages of production. Laura

experts in diverse cultural fields.

resulted in the book covers being created

wanted the print crew to choose the

by the build-up of layers upon layers of

layers and how they were used in order to

images, much like her paintings.

promote more randomness, but she would

What is most surprising is that every catalogue bears a unique cover, screen

change the way the layers were used

printed by hand in the artist’s studio—

AKB: What is the source material for

a mammoth undertaking that involved a

during the process, sometimes requesting

the diverse imagery?

a different scale or image, or shifting the

crew of five studio assistants working for over three months.

AB: Laura started by selecting patterns used in her paintings, such as a bitmap

I talked with Amy Baumann, Owens' Studio Manager, about the process of

color palette. — Anna Katherine Brodbeck is The Nancy

and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of

Contemporary Art at the DMA.


DMA CIRCLE OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, March 21, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Open to Associate level members and above DMA MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS Thursday, March 22, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. During Museum hours DMA CIRCLE CURATOR TOUR: Laura Owens Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m. Open to Collector level members and above

RELATED EVENTS For details, registration, and tickets, visit DMA.org. EXHIBITION TALK: Laura Owens Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. Curatorial roundtable with Katherine Brodbeck; Scott Rothkopf, Chief Curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Bennett Simpson, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

ART BABIES: Color with Me Monday, April 9, 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or noon

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Imagine That! Saturday, April 14, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: Laura Owens Tuesday, April 17, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

HOMESCHOOL CLASS FOR FAMILIES: Imagine That! April 26 or 27, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Laura Owens is organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The DMA's presentation is made possible by the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund. Air transportation provided by American Airlines.

exhibition support

airline partner

images: Covers in production at Laura Owens Studio, Los Angeles Courtesy the artist; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

exhibitions

MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS


IN FOCUS

DMA MEMBERS PERK S & EVENTS

dma circle opening celebration Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins

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dma circle director’s luncheon 5.

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1: meredith perot, sarah perot, witt fetter, trevor fetter, and melissa fetter 2: emory geosits

3: rajan patel and jennifer karol

6: ilene greene and fonda arbetter

4: barbara delabano 5: dorothy masterson and meri-kay star

7: julie england and charlotte clifford


25th anniversary of silver supper Honoring the Hoblitzelle Foundation's 75th Anniversary

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dma circle celebration Truth: 24 frames per second

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islamic art festival: the language of exchange 16. 19. 8: merry and chad vose 9: john and lisa runyon 10: ray and lindsay ballotta 11: peggy sewell, rusty duvall, agustĂ­n arteaga,

catherine rose, and melissa fetter 12: allen and kelli questrom

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17. 21.

13: robert brownlee, bill jordan, mary mcdermott cook,

agustĂ­n arteaga, and carlos gonzalez-jaime 14: truth: 24 frames per second exhibition 15: dr. marjaneh hedayat, sogand shoja, sharon young, and michael young 16: her highness princess lalla joumala alaoui of morocco, ambassador of

the kingdom of morocco to the usa, with agustĂ­n arteaga 17: dma members


exhibitions

ART IS NOT A CAREER , IT’S A JOURNEY BY JULIE HENLEY

HOPI VISIONS: Journey of the Human Spirit

of the Human Spirit as a sort of return to that project after a time

january 7 to december 2, 2018

of reflection, growth, and meditation.

According to Ed Kabotie, son of Michael Kabotie,

How does Journey of the Human Spirit affect Hopi people who see it today?

one of the Journey of the Human Spirit muralists, in

I can't speak for how others feel, but I hope that the mural

Puebloan cultures art is an expression of faith and

reminds us of who we are, where we come from, what we are,

life. From birth, everyone is encouraged to express

and what we hope to be.

thanksgiving through the arts. Naturally, it was

When did you begin your artistic journey?

only a matter of time until Ed surrendered to the

I was inspired at a young age to paint and sing by my father.

creative calling. Artifacts sat down with him to find out more about the visionary artists behind

The creative atmosphere of the home made creating feel very natural. I didn't pursue art as a career initially, but it has called me all my life. About 10 years ago, I surrendered to what I

the massive mural in Hopi Visions and his own

consider a calling. As my father would say, "Art is not a career,

artistic journey.

it’s a journey."

Why did your father and Delbridge Honanie decide to

Coming from a line of respected artisans, were you

undertake a mural of such magnitude?

expected to follow in your father’s and grandfather’s

My father and Delbridge were part of the painter collective Artist

(Fred Kabotie) footsteps?

Hopid in the early 1970s. The group worked on various mural

I never felt pressure to follow in the footsteps of my father or

projects depicting Hopi philosophies and stories. I look at Journey

grandfather. My father radiated a sense of direction and purpose


exhibitions

that was independent from my grandfather. They lived as Hopi men, whose primary focus was their traditional responsibilities to their family and community. Their artwork not only celebrates their heritage but also reveals their day-to-day lives, observations, remembrances, and prayers. The expectation that I felt was to follow my own path in a conscious manner as they sought theirs. How has Delbridge Honanie influenced your artistry? Delbridge Honanie is a personal hero of mine. He has always been loved by those around him for his ability to bring happiness to others. He is a world-class artist and carver. He is both my brother and my grandfather in the Hopi way, and he has indeed fulfilled those roles at different times in my life. I grew up watching Delbridge paint and carve, and was always impressed by his skill and sense of design. Hopi Visions will also feature your illustration Path to Balance. What motivated this work? Path to Balance is a tribute piece to my father. The drawing depicts nine universal stages of the human experience. The concept is inspired by my father's life, teachings, and example, and demonstrated by the metaphor of Hopi clowning. Through the mediums of art and music, I express the virtues, values, and sometimes vices of my people. My heritage is my inspiration.

Hopi Visions is the first time Journey of the Human Spirit will be featured outside of Arizona and the Museum of Northern Arizona. Within the exhibition, the mural will be complemented by ancient to contemporary objects from the DMA’s collection. — Julie Henley is the Communications and Marketing Coordinator

at the DMA.

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

GALLERY TALK: Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit Wednesday, February 21, 12:15 p.m.

MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS

Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Curator of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona

DMA CIRCLE CURATOR TOUR: Hopi Visions

EXHIBITION TALK: Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit

Thursday, January 25, 5:30 p.m. Open to Collector level members and above

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin and artist Ed Kabotie will talk about Hopi art, past and present, and the exhibition.

MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: Hopi Visions

Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. images: Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie, Journey of the Human Spirit – The Emergence (Panel 1), 2001, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the Museum of Northern Arizona, © Gene Balzer; Ed Kabotie (right) with his father, Michael; Delbridge Honanie and Michael Kabotie in front of Journey of the Human Spirit – Hope: Confusion and Hope (Panel 6), 2006,

Tuesday, March 20, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Courtesy of the Museum of Northern Arizona, © Gene Balzer; Ed Kabotie, Path to Balance, 2014, drawing, Museum of Northern Arizona, gift of the artist and Dr. Robert Breunig, Courtesy of the Museum of Northern Arizona


collection highlights

SETTING A PRECEDENT

Jerry Bywaters and “South American Art Today” BY SUE CANTERBURY On view in the back section of the Tower Gallery are nine of 15

Fair, the DMA, and Neiman Marcus. The retailer also sponsored South

paintings that were acquired in 1959 during a seminal moment

American Fortnight at its downtown store and events at other cultural

in the DMA’s exhibition and collecting history—a moment that

institutions throughout the city. Dallas was promoted as the cen-

placed us at the forefront of American museums in the acquisition

ter—cultural and economic—of a Pan-American union of North and

of contemporary Latin American art at mid-century.

South America.

The exhibition South American Art Today was staged at the Museum’s

Bywaters’ promotion of the exhibition is particularly remarkable

former building in Fair Park in fall 1959 and welcomed works by 72

and courageous in light of the backlash against progressive

artists from 10 South American countries. The project was an out-

(usually abstract) art during the years of the “Red Scare” and rise

growth of the exhibition and collecting strategy established by former

of the Cold War. This was a time when many Texans considered such

DMA director (1943–64) Jerry Bywaters, which emphasized the work

works to be the creative fruit of Communism (i.e., “Red” or “pinko”

of artists from Texas and the countries beyond the state’s southern

art). Ultimately, Bywaters’ vision to promote the exhibition, and the

border. This positioned the DMA at the leading edge of the Pan-Amer-

acquisition of key works from it, was prescient: aside from strength-

ican wave that swept the United States during and following the

ening the DMA’s holdings of Latin American art, it revealed, as he

Cuban revolution (1953–59), when interest in Latin American cultures

hoped, that art is a world without borders, and that it can promote

spiked. Bywaters relied on the guidance and assistance of the Cuban

cultural ties that bridge geographical or imagined boundaries—

art critic and writer José Gómez Sicre to shape the exhibition and to

both then and now.

help select choice works for acquisition. Held to coincide with the Texas State Fair of 1959, the exhibition was supported by the State

— Sue Canterbury is The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the DMA.


BY SARAH COFFEY After an engaging first year of the C3 Visiting Artist Project,

Jessica Fuentes, Manager of Gallery Interpretation and the Center for

Education Department staff is gearing up for another successful

Creative Connections at the DMA.

round of artistic partnerships in 2018. Spearheaded by our Center for Creative Connections team, the C3 Visiting Artist Project invites artists to collaborate and facilitate educational programs and interactive installations at the Museum. “Prior to initiating the C3 Visiting Artist Project, our recent work with artists had been focused on short projects related to specific Late Nights. In order to deepen and extend our relationships with artists and the community, we launched this new program last year,” said

During 2017, C3 staff worked with four artists on projects addressing diverse topics such as storytelling, communication, multisensory zines, and labor, all inspired by objects in the Museum’s encyclopedic collection. Programs ranged from tours and talks to workshops, First Tuesday activities, and teen events, serving over 600 visitors last year. For 2018, project timelines have been extended from three months to four. “After working with the artists this past year, we learned that in order to fully express their artistic vision and allow ample space for rich educational opportunities, a longer period of time was needed per project,” Fuentes explained. “My favorite part of the C3 Visiting Artist Project is the collaborative nature of the program, which provides an opportunity for all voices to come together in a reflection of our community. We hope that, through their interactions with the C3 Visiting Artist Project, visitors will be able to look at the DMA's collection with a fresh perspective.” The first C3 Visiting Artist installation of the year will be on view in January 2018 and will feature artist Timothy Harding. — Sarah Coffey is the Education Coordinator at the DMA.

Timothy Harding, photo Anna Routh Barzin

>> DFW artist Timothy Harding received his MFA from Texas Christian University and BFA from Texas Woman’s University. Harding’s work explores the relationship between drawing, painting, and sculpture through dimensional paintings and sculptural installations.

education

C3’S COLLABORATIVE VOICE


art here , there, everywhere

HEAVY LIFTING The Museum’s Sculpture Garden is a space treasured by many as a tranquil oasis at the heart of bustling Downtown Dallas. This past fall, we began a renovation of the main courtyard, normally home to Ellsworth Kelly’s massive stainless steel Untitled sculpture. Since the removal of the sculpture, which weighs over 23,000 pounds, crews have been working diligently to re-level the enclosure, waterproof the building, resurface the reflection pool, add storm draining, improve lighting, and trim the trees. The beloved escape is projected to welcome visitors once again by the middle of March.

WORKERS REUNION The Museum’s American Galleries are without the steadfast stare of the Share Cropper until September. Jerry Bywaters’ drought-afflicted farmer is now in the company of other laborers in The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The exhibition depicts the changing landscape of a nation through the often anonymous workers who built it. From children and slaves to miners and railroad workers, the story of their toil is told through works by artists such as Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth Catlett, and Lewis Hine.

SHINING JEWEL The DMA’s silver collection is a shining gem in the Museum’s holdings. The DMA was one of the first museums nationally to focus acquisition efforts on American silver from manufacturers after 1840. Our holdings greatly increased with the addition of the Jewel Stern American Silver Collection in 2002, cultivated through the knowledgeable efforts of collector and scholar Jewel Stern. Recently, the DMA was able to expand the collection with a donation from Stern of a beautiful and rare 1934 Sphere Flower Vase from the International Silver Company. images: Jerry Bywaters, Share Cropper, 1937, oil on Masonite, Dallas Museum of Art, Allied Arts Civic Prize, Eighth Annual Dallas Allied Arts Exhibition, 1937.1; Sphere Flower Vase, Lurelle Guild (designer), International Silver Company (manufacturer), c. 1934, silver plate, The Jewel Stern American Silver Collection, gift of Jewel Stern, PG.2011.13


FEBRUARY

SECOND THURSDAYS WITH A TWIST: Ice Ice Baby Thursday, January 11, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

TEEN TOUR: African Art Thursday, February 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

TODDLER ART: Little Explorers January 12, 16, or 19, 11:00 a.m.–noon FAMILY WORKSHOP: Wonderful Weaving Saturday, January 13, 1:00–2:30 p.m. GALLERY TALK Wednesday, January 17, 12:15 p.m. DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Daisy Goodwin Thursday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. LATE NIGHT Friday, January 19, 6:00 p.m.–midnight Look for special opportunities for DMA Members! LATE NIGHT TALK: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Friday, January 19, 7:00 p.m.

DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Jojo Moyes Saturday, February 3, 7:30 p.m. TEEN WORKSHOP: Paper Flowers Sundays, February 4, 11, and 18, 1:00–4:00 p.m. FIRST TUESDAY: The Way I Feel Tuesday, February 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. GALLERY TALK Wednesday, February 7, 12:15 p.m. DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Denise Kiernan Wednesday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Along the Silk Road Saturday, February 10, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

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DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Paul Auster Sunday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.

DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Matt de la Peña and Loren Long Sunday, January 21, 1:30 p.m.

TEEN TOUR: South Asian Art Thursday, February 15, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

January 25 or 26, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. DMA CIRCLE CURATOR TOUR: Hopi Visions Thursday, January 25, 5:30 p.m. STATE OF THE ARTS: New Media and the Future of Art Thursday, January 25, 7:00 p.m. BANCROFT FAMILY CONCERT: Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet Saturday, January 27, 3:00 p.m. DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Selected Shorts: For Better or For Worse Saturday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.

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SECOND THURSDAYS WITH A TWIST: Heartbreak Hotel Thursday, February 8, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

DMA FORUM FAMILY DAY: Yayoi Kusama Saturday, January 20, 10:00 a.m.–noon

HOMESCHOOL CLASS FOR FAMILIES: Wonderful Weaving

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BOSHELL LECTURE: Three Stones Make a Wall Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. LATE NIGHT Friday, February 16, 6:00 p.m.–midnight Look for special opportunities for DMA Members! AUTISM AWARENESS FAMILY CELEBRATION Saturday, February 17, 9:00–11:00 a.m. SENSORY SCOUTS For adolescents with autism Sunday, February 18, 1:00–2:30 p.m. MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: Asian Textiles Tuesday, February 20, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

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DMA CIRCLE DIRECTOR’S DINNER Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. Open to Fellow level members and above GALLERY TALK Wednesday, February 21, 12:15 p.m. DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Conspirare Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. e. EXHIBITION TALK: Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.

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TEEN HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP a. vaubel circle stone earrings $615/Member price $553.50; b. vaubel double oval stone earrings $675/Member price $607.50; Friday, February 23, 1:00–4:00 p.m. c. vaubel chunky gold wire earrings $495/Member price $445.50; d. vaubel stone drop earrings $950/Member price $855; e. vaubel stone drop earrings with rings FAMILY $545/Member price $490.50; f. vaubel chunky hoop clip earrings $650/Member price $585 BANCROFT CONCERT: Musicians of The Dallas Opera images: Woman's kente (detail), February Ghana, Asante c. 1920–40, cotton and silk, Dallas Museum of Art, African Collection Fund, 2017.20.4 Saturday, 24,peoples, 3:00 p.m. DMA SPEAKEASY Saturday, February 24, 8:00 p.m.–midnight


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HEAVY LIFTING

The Museum’s Sculpture Garden is a space treasured by many as a tranquil oasis at the heart of bustling Downtown Dallas. This past fall, we began a renovation of the main courtyard, normally home to Ellsworth Kelly’s massive stainless steel

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TEEN TOUR: East Asian Art Thursday, March 1, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

FIRST TUESDAY: In the Garden Tuesday, April 3, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

ARTURO'S ART & ME: Color with Me March 3, 7, or 8, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

GALLERY TALK Wednesday, April 4, 12:15 p.m.

Untitled sculpture. Since the removal of the sculpture, which

NATURAL WATERCOLOR AND weighs over 23,000 pounds, crews have been working diligent- STILL-LIFE WORKSHOP ly to re-level the enclosure, waterproof the building, resurface Saturday, March 3, 1:00–4:00 p.m. the reflection pool, add storm draining, improve lighting, and DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Texas Bound I trim the trees. The beloved escape is projected to welcome Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. visitors once again by the middle of March.

FIRST TUESDAY: Greatest Show on Earth Tuesday, March 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. GALLERY TALK Wednesday, March 7, 12:15 p.m. SECOND THURSDAYS WITH A TWIST: My Precious Thursday, March 8, 5:00–9:00 p.m. FAMILY MYSTERY NIGHT: The Case of the Bungled Birthday Bash Friday, March 9, 7:00–9:00 p.m. BANCROFT FAMILY CONCERT: Baroque and Classical Saturday, March 10, 3:00 p.m. SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES March 13–16, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. LATE NIGHT Friday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.–midnight Look for special opportunities for DMA Members! SENSORY SCOUTS For adolescents with autism Sunday, March 18, 1:00–2:30 p.m. DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Texas Bound II Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: Hopi Visions Tuesday, March 20, 10:00–11:30 a.m. GALLERY TALK Wednesday, March 21, 12:15 p.m. DMA CIRCLE OPENING RECEPTION Laura Owens Wednesday, March 21, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Open to Associate level members and above MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS: Laura Owens Thursday, March 22, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EXHIBITION TALK: Laura Owens Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: William Middleton Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. TEEN TOUR: Modern Art Thursday, March 29, 6:30–8:00 p.m. BRETTELL LECTURE: Degas at the DMA Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m.

TALK: Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon: Africa, Sex, Origins, and Creativity Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: Luis Alberto Urrea Sunday, April 8, 2:30 p.m. DMA CIRCLE OPENING RECEPTION The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana Wednesday, April 11, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Open to Associate level members and above SECOND THURSDAYS WITH A TWIST: When Doves Cry Thursday, April 12, 5:00–9:00 p.m. MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana Thursday, April 12, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MEMBER OPENING RECEPTION The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana Friday, April 13, 6:00–8:00 p.m. BANCROFT FAMILY CONCERT: Sempre Libera Saturday, April 14, 3:00 p.m. MEANINGFUL MOMENTS: Laura Owens Tuesday, April 17, 10:00–11:30 a.m. GALLERY TALK Wednesday, April 18, 12:15 p.m. DMA CIRCLE CURATOR TOUR: Laura Owens Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m. Open to Collector level members and above LATE NIGHT Friday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.–midnight LATE NIGHT TALK: The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia from Ghana Friday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. ADULT WORKSHOP: Kente Cloth Weaving Saturday, April 21, 1:00–5:00 p.m. HOMESCHOOL CLASS FOR FAMILIES: Imagine That! April 26 or 27, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EXHIBITION TALK: Murals from a Magic Garden: Edward Steichen's "In Exaltation of Flowers" Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. AUTISM AWARENESS FAMILY CELEBRATION Saturday, April 28, 9:00–11:00 a.m. DMA ARTS & LETTERS LIVE: David Sedaris Monday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, visit DMA.org. Programs and dates are subject to change.


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