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PROGRAM GUIDE March 4–May 27, 2012

PROBE THE QUESTIONS AND FEEL THE EMOTIONS BEHIND THE ROAR OF THE ROARING TWENTIES IN “YOUTH AND BEAUTY: ART OF THE AMERICAN TWENTIES.” This groundbreaking exhibition is the first wide-ranging look at American art from the period between the end of World War I in 1918 and the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929.

“An expansive and exhilarating exhibition.” —The New York Times

“It feels like the Roaring Twenties are in fact roaring once more.”—Elle magazine “Bowls you over.” —Vogue magazine

RELATED PROGRAMS Unless otherwise noted, all programs are included in general admission to the Museum; DMA members FREE. Some programs require an exhibition ticket for Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties. Visit for details.

MARCH Lecture: Youth and Beauty: Regarding the Real Twenties Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. To reserve your seat online, visit or call 214-922-1818. Dr. Teresa A. Carbone, the organizing curator for Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties from the Brooklyn Museum, will consider how painters, sculptors, and photographers of the 1920s responded to the cultural upheaval of the decade, characterized by images of flappers, Fords, and skyscraper cities. Prizing their own direct engagement with a new, modern world, they invested their art with faith in the potency of youth and belief in the sustaining value of beauty.

Gallery Talk Wednesday, March 14, 12:15 p.m. Join Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, as she discusses the Youth and Beauty exhibition.

APRIL Studio Creations Saturdays and Sundays, April 1–29, 1:00–3:30 p.m. Explore American art in the collection and in the Youth and Beauty exhibition and try your hand at creating a work of art in the Art Studio, inspired by American artists working in the 1920s. A different artist will be featured each weekend!

Gallery Talk Wednesday, April 4, 12:15 p.m. Join Dr. Theresa Towner, Professor of Literature at the University of Texas at Dallas, as she discusses the literature of the American twenties.

Lecture: From the Greenhouse to O’Keeffe: Luther Burbank and American Still-Life Imagery in the 1920s Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m Botanist Luther Burbank was one of the towering figures in early 20th-century American culture. Dr. Randall Griffey, Curator of American Art at the Mead Art Museum (Amherst College, Massachusetts), discusses the larger implications of the appearance of Burbank’s plants in still lifes by Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Steichen, and other leading American modernists.

Arturo’s Art & Me: Flower Power Members free/Nonmembers $10 (per family) To register, visit Wednesday, April 11, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., or Thursday, April 12, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., or Saturday, April 14, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. For 3–5 year olds and a favorite grown-up! Adults and young children will explore works of art in the Youth and Beauty exhibition, read a related story in the galleries, and do an art-making activity in the Art Studio.

Meaningful Moments Tuesday, April 17, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Free with reservations. To register, call 214-922-1251 or e-mail In this program designed for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, participants will have the chance to explore portraits in Youth and Beauty and experience an art-making activity in the Art Studio.

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art presented by Friday, April 20, 6:00 p.m.–midnight Experience the Roaring Twenties with concerts, films, tours, performances, and family activities inspired by the exhibition. Come dressed as a flapper or in your favorite 20s-inspired costume and dance the night away in our Speakeasy.

Late Night Main Stage featuring Matt Tolentino and The Singapore Slingers Friday, April 20, 8:00 p.m. Dance to the music of the early 1900s with an authentic performance by The Singapore Slingers, including two-steps, rags, waltzes, and fox-trots.

Arts & Letters Live presented by Fresh Ink: Paula McLain Friday, April 20, 8:15 p.m. To reserve your seat online, visit or call 214-922-1818. Limited seating available. Author Paula McLain will discuss her latest novel, The Paris Wife, which explores the world of Paris in the 1920s from the view of Hadley Richardson, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway.

Film: Midnight in Paris (2011) Friday, April 20, 10:00 p.m. Woody Allen’s time-shifting romantic comedy follows aspiring novelist Gil and his fiancé, Inez, on a vacation to Paris, where their engagement is put to the test by family, old friends, and Gil’s nightly visits to the Paris of years before, where he discusses his novel with Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein, while drinking with Pablo Picasso. This film is rated PG-13 (94 min.).

Homeschool Class for Families Tuesday, April 24, 1:00–2:30 p.m., or Thursday, April 26, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Members $5 per child/nonmembers $7 per child. To register, call 214-922-1822 Parents and children will learn about works of art together in the Youth and Beauty exhibition, participate in a hands-on gallery activity, and create a work of art in the Art Studio. For children ages 6–12.

A WEEKEND CELEBRATING “YOUTH AND BEAUTY” Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29 On Saturday join us for a daylong celebration of Youth and Beauty with tours, performances, family activities, and a film screening of the first ever all-talking, all-color feature-length movie, On with the Show! On Sunday enjoy a Silent Movie Marathon featuring classics from the 1920s. Teens can participate in an Urban Armor workshop. Enjoy half-off admission to the exhibition on Saturday only!

Silent Movie Marathon Sunday, April 29 Selected times The 1920s produced some of the most memorable silent films before the “talkies” took over the theater. Join us for a few of these classic silent films in conjunction with the exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties.

HORCHOW AUDITORIUM Pandora’s Box (1929) 12:30 p.m. Playing her seminal role as Lulu, Louise Brooks portrays a siren who captivates the men in her path, including a father and son, but her amoral ways lead to encounters with unsavory characters in Berlin.

The Man Who Laughs (1928) 3:00 p.m. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel and well known for the striking appearance of the main character, this romantic melodrama follows the love story of Gwynplaine and Dea through the carnivals and royal courts of 17thcentury England.

C3 THEATER The Circus (1928) 1:00 p.m. Charlie Chaplin’s most beloved character, The Tramp, debuted in 1918 and skyrocketed Chaplin to fame in the 1920s. In The Circus, The Tramp finds himself in trouble with the law and in love with the girl of his dreams under the bigtop.

A Collection of Buster Keaton Shorts (1920–1923) 2:30 p.m. Known for his slapstick and physically technical comedy, Buster Keaton created a large collection of short films in the last decade of silent film. These shorts highlight the early part of the 20s, a short period in Keaton’s very long film career.

Urban Armor: Black-and-White Photography Workshop with Teresa Rafidi Sunday, April 29, 1:00–4:00 p.m. To register, e-mail or call 214-922-1311. JUST FOR TWEENS AND TEENS! Join photographer Teresa Rafidi for this special, tween and teen only black-andwhite digital photography workshop. Rafidi will lead tweens and teens through the Youth and Beauty exhibition, taking a closer look at classic black-and-white images, followed by a photography workshop.

MAY Undermain Reads: Color Struck Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. Undermain Theatre continues their popular reading series with a staged reading of Zora Neale Hurston’s play Color Struck. Performed in connection with Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, Hurston’s 1925 play explores issues of selfperception, fragmentation, and colorism. Exemplifying the cultural and intellectual blossoming of the Harlem Renaissance, this stirringly unapologetic tragedy is still relevant today.

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art presented by Friday, May 18, 6:00 p.m.–midnight Go back in time to the Harlem Renaissance with music, dance performances, tours, films, and more! Join noted African American art historian Dr. Richard Powell as he discusses the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s, and then explore the exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties.

Late Night Lecture: Jungle Beauty: Harlem Renaissance Portraits and Their Makers Friday, May 18, 9:00 p.m. To reserve your seat online, visit or call 214-922-1818. The 1920s ushered in a new physical type in American popular culture: young, urbane African Americans with a sense of style and self-confidence that radically departed from their more deferential and conservative predecessors. Dr. Richard Powell, the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, surveys the range of “New Negro” representations that appeared during the era of the Harlem Renaissance in painting, sculpture, photography, and film, from sheiks to flappers, and from Paul Robeson to Josephine Baker.

Gallery Talk Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. Join us for an insightful discussion of the exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties with special guests.

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Exhibition Admission Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties requires an exhibition ticket; visit for ticket prices.

Programs for Students and Teachers Visit for information about programs and resources for students and teachers related to Youth and Beauty, including Museum visits, online teaching materials, and a Teacher Workshop.

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Parking, Dining, Shopping For your convenience, on-site parking is available in the Museum’s underground parking garage for a flat fee of $10. The Cafe on Level 1 is open daily for lunch as well as on Thursday evenings. The Museum Store offers unique gifts, books, jewelry, notecards, and more.

Also on View Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments Through April 15, 2012 Face to Face: International Art at the DMA Through June 10, 2012 Texas in the Twenties: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from Lone Star Collections March 4–July 1 2012 For additional information on exhibitions and related programs, visit Dallas Arts District 1717 N. Harwood Dallas, Texas 75201 214 922 1200 Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. This exhibition was sponsored by DLA Piper. Major support for this exhibition and the accompanying catalogue was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Exhibition Fund, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition in Dallas is presented by Bank of America.

Additional support is provided by the DMA’s Junior Associates Circle with funds raised through An Affair of the Art 2012: Glory of the Age and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas. Air transportation is provided by American Airlines.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Images (details): Nickolas Muray, Gloria Swanson, c. 1925, gelatin silver print, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York, gift of Mrs. Nickolas Muray, © Estate of Nickolas Muray; Charles Sheeler, Church Street El, 1920, oil on canvas, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund, 1977.43; Elsie Driggs, Aeroplane, 1928, oil on canvas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund, © Merriman Gatch; Lewis Wickes Hine, Power House Mechanic, 1920–21, gelatin silver print, Brooklyn Museum, gift of Walter and Naomi Rosenblum, 84.237.7; Aaron Douglas, Congo, c. 1928. gouache and pencil on paperboard, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Gift of Susie R. Powell and Franklin R. Anderson; Luigi Lucioni, Paul Cadmus, 1928, oil on canvas, Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 2007.28; Bumpei Usui, 14th Street, 1924, oil on canvas, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art, 2006.245, Photo: Katherine Wetzel, © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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Youth and Beauty Program Guide  

Dallas Museum of Art Youth and Beauty Program Guide March 4–May 27, 2012

Youth and Beauty Program Guide  

Dallas Museum of Art Youth and Beauty Program Guide March 4–May 27, 2012