Slavs and Tatars: 79.89.09
Jan. 18, 2013 | Listen
(1 hr 3 min)
Slavs and Tatars is an artist collective devoted to exploring the controversies and connections in the region east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China, commonly known as Eurasia. This lecture by group member Payam Sharifi looks at the unlikely similarities between two key moments in modern history—the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and Poland’s Solidarnosc movement in the 1980s.
The artist joins Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, in the galleries to discuss the exhibition Karla Black: Concentrations 55, October 19, 2012–March 17, 2013
Mar. 22, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 10 min) Known for his large-scale and hyper-realistic paintings, Richard Phillips has exhibited his work in individual and group shows internationally, and is represented in notable collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; the Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Phillips discusses his work and artistic process.
Jan. 12, 2012 | Listen
(46 min 23 sec)
Dr. Jeffrey Grove, the DMA’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the work of artist Mark Manders, who creates mysterious and uncanny sculptural tableaux, inviting the viewer to “enter the world of objects and matter and find poetry in it . . . and to know how poorly we normally see our daily life.” The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments.
Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily
Jeffrey Grove, the DMA’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, joins artists Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily for a discussion of their work on display in solo installations as part of the Museum’s Concentrations series.
Renée Stout discusses her work which explores themes of self-exploration, empowerment, and healing, and draw from the belief systems and artistic traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Celebrating the opening of the exhibition Luc Tuymans, the artist discusses his career, his works, and the issues that concern him in the practice of painting.
Lecture held in conjunction with the exhibition, Private Universes, May 24–August 2, 2009, which included A Truly Rich Man Is One Whose Children Run into His Arms Even When His Hands Are Empty. Bradford discusses his work, as well as recent projects in New Orleans.
Suzanne Weaver, the former Tim and Nancy Hanley Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA, leads a conversation with artist Mark Handforth. This event was held in the Museum Sculpture Garden and celebrates the commissioning and installation of Handforth’s sculpture Dallas Snake as part of the Concentrations exhibition series (Concentrations 51: Mark Handforth [Sculpture Garden], March 23 –September 23, 2007).
Icons of the Collection: Bill Viola
Mar. 4, 2004 | Listen
(1 hr 6 min 40 sec) | Transcript
Anri Sala discusses his films including Nocturnes and Intervista (in the DMA Collection), both exhibited in Concentrations 41: Anri Sala, January 27-May 20, 2002. Born in Albania, Sala creates “richly layered videos, films, and photographs that explore memory, history, and identity within the continuous interplay of the personal and the public.”
The Texas-based artist presents recent installations in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the African American Museum in Dallas, the Dallas Visual Arts Center, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. This program was held in conjunction with Concentrations 36: Annette Lawrence, May 18-October 1, 2000.
A Conversation with Roy Lichtenstein
with Robert Rosenblum, Art Historian
May 28, 1995 | Listen
(1 hr 18 min 50 sec) | Transcript
♦ Gods and Heroes in Greek Art
May 17, 2013 | Listen
DMA curator Dr. Anne Bromberg discusses Greek sculptures and vase paintings that express the Greek ideal of heroic humans, especially the male nude figure. In conjunction with the exhibition The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum.
Chagall: Art and Religion
Apr. 25, 2013 | Listen
(1 hr 19 min)
Olivier Meslay, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art, and Rabbi David Stern, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, in conversation about the relationship between art and religion in Marc Chagall's work.
Multiple Perspectives/Multiple Personalities: A Discussion on Cindy Sherman
Apr. 4, 2013 | Listen
(1 hr 13 min)
Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the multifaceted art of Cindy Sherman with experts on film, theater, fashion, and feminism: Dr. Agatha Beins, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, Texas Women's University; Tracy Achor Hayes, Director of Editorial Content, Neiman Marcus; Dr. Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin; and Claudia Stephens, Associate Professor of Theater, Southern Methodist University.
The Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas
Feb. 28, 2013 | Listen
Special event in celebration of the DMA publication The Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas
. Dr. Anne R. Bromberg
, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, in conversation with catalogue contributors Dr. Frederick M. Asher
, Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota; Dr. Robert Warren Clark
, Lecturer and Coordinator of the Tibetan Language Program, Stanford University; and Dr. Nancy Tingley
, Independent Scholar.
Chagallism and The Moscow State Yiddish Theater
Feb. 15, 2013 | Listen
Mel Gordon, Professor of Theater Arts at the University of California, Berkeley, lectures on Marc Chagall and his spectacular work and influence on the Moscow State Yiddish Theatre (GOSET) and his work with other theater companies including his work on Aleko.
Sarah Bernhardt: Poster Child of the 1890s
Nov. 16, 2012 | Listen
Dr. Carol Ockman, Professor of Art History at Williams College and curator of the first major Bernhardt exhibition in the United States, explores the diva's prescient use of posters, advertising everything from her stage performances to face powder. In conjunction with Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries, October 14, 2012–January 20, 2013.
Toulouse-Lautrec and the Cult of Celebrity in Fin-de-Siècle Paris
Nov. 16, 2012 | Listen
Dr. Mary Weaver Chapin, Curator of Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum and curator of the Posters of Paris exhibition, examines Lautrec's unique contribution to the French poster and the cult of personality in Paris.
Ulama: The Survival of a Mesoamerican Ballgame
Sept. 9, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 24 min)
Dr. Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Professor of Art History at California State University–Los Angeles, discusses the history and folklore of the Mesoamerican ballgame ulama, a significant and complex aspect of the ancient Mesoamerican societies. In conjunction with The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico.
The Legend of Lord Eight Deer: An Iliad of Ancient Mexico
Aug. 17, 2012 | Listen
Dr. John Pohl, guest curator and Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History at UCLA, looks at the images portraying the saga of a great Mixtec warlord, including political intrigue, marriage, and murder. In conjunction with the exhibition The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico.
Politics as Art: Grosz’s Influence on Political Cartooning
July 20, 2012 | Listen
Political cartoonist Tim Kreider discusses artist George Grosz as an influence on modern political cartooning and as a political commentator who transcended the typical political cartoonist through his work. In conjunction with the exhibition, Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, May 20–August 19, 2012. Lecture contains some mature content.
Frontier Fantasies Meet Frontier Realities: George Grosz in Dallas in 1952
Barbara McCloskey, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Pittsburgh, explores Grosz's artistic imaginings of “the frontier” and his response to the real American frontier he encountered in Dallas.
Face to Face: A Conversation on Collecting
May 10, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 13 min)
Celebrating the exhibition Face to Face: International Art at the DMA, Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson
, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, joins Margaret McDermott
, Dr. Anne Bromberg
, Dan Boeckman
, and Marguerite Hoffman
to explore the history and origins of the DMA's collection, share insightful stories and unique perspectives on collecting art from various cultures and centuries, discuss the power of partnerships and transformational gifts, and explore future trends in collecting. Watch a video of the event on DallasMuseumOfArt.TV
From the Greenhouse to O'Keeffe: Luther Burbank and American Still-Life Imagery in the 1920s
Apr. 5, 2012 | Listen
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. Lecture in conjunction with Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties.
Youth and Beauty: Regarding the Real Twenties
Mar. 1, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 4 min)
Dr. Teresa A. Carbone
, the organizing curator for Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties
at the Brooklyn Museum, considers 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.
Face to Face: The Art & Science of the Human Face
Feb. 17, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 12 min)
Late Night Lecture with Devon Nowlin
, portrait artist, and Dr. Alice O’Toole
, Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas-Dallas. The intersections of art and science are discussed; each presenting on their field and then examining how portraiture and facial recognition software and 3D imaging change the way we view the human face.
Jean Paul Gaultier: His Life and Times
Nov. 18, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 4 min)
Dr. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Fashion Institute of Technology, discusses the work of Jean Paul Gaultier and compares it to that of other designers who were part of a new generation that emerged in the 1980s.
Jean Paul Gaultier: Iconoclasm and Influence
Nov. 10, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 7 min)
Dr. Caroline Weber, associate professor of French at Columbia University and author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie-Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
, looks at how Jean Paul Gaultier and other designers use the corset and other Marie-Antoinette sartorial elements in their designs.
The History of Beads
May 20, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 10 min 26 sec)
Known as “the doyenne of the bead world,” author and curator Lois Sherr Dubin describes how beads have been used throughout history and around the world as talismans, status symbols, religious articles, and a medium of barter. For Dubin, each bead is a capsule of cultural information, containing a fascinating tale of the origins of its materials, its multifold uses, its travels, and its potent symbolism. Held in conjunction with Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection.
A Dream of Identity: Coco Chanel and the Myths of Fashion
Rhonda Garelick, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska and a well-known scholar and writer on performance, literature, fashion, and cultural politics, will explore Coco Chanel’s influence on fashion as well as in literary and artistic circles in Paris. Chanel’s Mediterranean villa, La Pausa, also hosted many cultural luminaries, including Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau. Five rooms of the Villa La Pausa were re-created at the Dallas Museum of Art to house the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern European art.
Romancing the Bungalow: Getting to Know Your Arts and Crafts Home
Curator Kevin W. Tucker presents an entertaining perspective on the history of the bungalow and its romantic appeal as the ideal suburban American home in the early 20th century.
The Craftsman Dining Room in Context: From Whistler’s ‘Peacock’ Room to Hoffmann’s
Beverly K. Brandt, Professor in The Design School at Arizona State University
Apr. 2, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 04 min 15 sec)
Brandt, a contributor to the Gustav Stickley catalogue, explores the evolution of the dining room from the 1860s to the 1920s, identifying what makes the Stickley’s model 1903 “Craftsman” dining room exemplary of the Arts & Crafts movement.
Utopian Dreams: The American Arts & Crafts Movement
Martin Eidelberg, Professor Emeritus of Art History at Rutgers University
Mar. 10, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 57 sec)
When the term “Arts & Crafts” was invented in the late 19th century, it implied very different things than it does today; for some it signified a philosophy and a way of life, while for others it was a style. Eidelberg explores American artists’ varied responses to the challenges and tensions of an urban, industrial society and the demands of art at the turn of the century.
Art, Death, and Commemoration in the Burgundian Netherlands
Dr. Douglas Brine, Assistant Professor of Art History, Trinity University
Nov. 20, 2010 | Listen
(54 min 54 sec ) |
In conjunction with the exhibition of The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy
, Dr. Brine examines the roles played by works of art in the Netherlands at the time of the Valois dukes. This lecture considers the spectacular tomb of John the Fearless in the context of other funerary monuments made for his relations, his successors, and his subjects during a period when Burgundian art was internationally renowned for its splendor and innovation.
Art and Life in Africa: Masks Give the Spirits Life
Dr. Christopher Roy, Professor of Art History, University of Iowa
Oct. 23, 2010 | Listen
(1 hr 21 min 07 sec) |
Be transported to Burkina Faso, in West Africa, where people in rural farming towns use masks in performances to make the spirits of nature visible. These spirits control the forces of nature, bring good rains and abundant crops, and protect the villagers from accidents and disease.
La Pausa Before La Pausa
Olivier Meslay, Senoir Curator of Painting and Sculpture, DMA
May 21, 2010 | Listen
(47 min 33 sec) |
Recreated in the DMA to house the Reves Collection, Villa La Pausa was already a house full of art and glittering guests before it was home to Wendy and Emery Reves.
The Arts of Africa: Celebrating Forty Years of Collecting at the Dallas Museum of Art
Dec. 10, 2009 | Listen
(1 hr 1 min 16 sec) | Transcript
Dr. Roslyn Walker, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, DMA, discusses the making of The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art
, a publication documenting the history of the African Art collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. View the catalogue here
In conjunction with the exhibit J.M.W. Turner, Dr. John R. (Jack) Lane, Dallas Museum of Art Director Emeritus and former naval officer, explains the history of the Battle of Trafalgar and its depiction in two paintings by Turner.
Icons of the Collection: Vincent Van Gogh
Dec. 7, 2006 | Listen
(57 min 48 sec) | Transcript
Judy Sund, Associate Professor of Art History at Queens College, CUNY, presents an overview of Van Gogh's life and work with special attention to his agrarian motifs and the painting Sheaves of Wheat from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. This lecture was held in conjunction with the exhibition Van Gogh's Sheaves of Wheat, October 22, 2006 - January 7, 2007.
Art of Maya Royal Sacrifice
David Freidel, Professor in Archaeology, Southern Methodist University
Feb. 17, 2006 | Listen
(46 min 19 sec) | Transcript
Inspired by a sacrificial scene on a Maya vase in the DMA collection (Cylindrical vessel with sacrificial scene, 2005.26), Dr. Friedel discusses the sacrificial rituals of the ancient Maya.
The Lone Star Regionalist: The Legacy of Jerry Bywaters
Apr. 3, 2003 | Listen
(1 hr 30 min 51 sec) | Transcript
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Progressive Texas: Art at the Texas Centennial of 1936
, this program includes an introduction to Lone Star Regionalism by Sam Ratcliffe, Director of the Bywaters Special Collections at the Hamon Arts Library, SMU, followed by a panel discussion with Jerry Bywaters Cochran, daughter of Jerry Bywaters, John Lunsford, former curator at the Dallas Museum of Art, and Joseph B. Rucker, former President of the State Fair of Texas and Dallas Museum of Art Trustee.
Photoshock: Painting and Photography in the Digital Age
June 2, 2001 | Listen
(1 hr 57 min 43 sec) |
John Pomara, the artist featured in Concentrations 39, May 16-August 26, 2001, joins art critic Bret McCabe and artists Ted Kincaid and Claire Corey in a discussion about the intersection of art and technology.
Gothic Revival Bed: Fit for a President
Dr. Edward Countryman, University Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University and Stephen Harrison, former Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, Dallas Museum of Art
Feb. 17, 2001 | Listen
(1 hr 8 min 24 sec) | Transcript
Celebrating the Dallas Museum of Art's acquisition of the Gothic revival bedstead. Dr. Countryman puts the bed into historical context with a discussion of Henry Clay, the 1844 presidential candidate for whom the bed was commissioned.
Searching for the DMA's Malabi: Ancestral Figures of the Sepik River Region
Marian Pfeiffer, Independent Scholar
Jan. 29, 1998 | Listen
(1 hr 10 min 26 sec) | Transcript
Marion Pfeiffer presents her research on the DMA’s Male ancestor figure named Malabi, describing the purpose of these figures and exploring what the motifs carved into the monumental sculptures may represent to the Sawos people of Papua New Guinea.
Carpenter, Tailor, Shoemaker, Artist: Copley's Politics of Representation
Dr. Susan Rather, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Austin
Dec. 11, 1997 | Listen
(54 min 07 sec) | Transcript
Through John Singleton Copley, the premier painter of colonial British America, Susan Rather explores the “tense relationship of painters to artists” in the eighteenth century. She describes how portraits and self-portraits can provide information about the way artists saw themselves, how they were seen by others, and their perceived position and purpose in society. Copley’s portraits of Sarah and Woodbury Langdon are in the American painting collection of the DMA.
A Conversation with Stanley Marcus
Oct. 27, 1994 | Listen
(51 min 04 sec) | Transcript
In conjunction with the exhibition The Eye of Stanley Marcus, Mr. Marcus talks with Jay Gates, former Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, recounting the development of his collection, including his encounters with Frank Lloyd Wright and the commissioning of Rufino Tamayo’s El Hombre in the DMA collection.
Concentrations XXIII: Texas Figurative Drawings Panel Discussion
Artists from Concentrations XXIII: Texas Figurative Drawings, May 19–July 15, 1990, give presentations of their work. Speakers include David Bates, Frank X. Tolbert, Lee Baxter Davis, James Drake, James Robert Pace, Andrea Rosenberg, Peter Saul, Gael Stack, and Susan Whyne. [This recording comes from a compact audio cassette tape and a portion of the program is missing between sides A and B.]
♦ The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum
May 8, 2013 | Listen
(1 hr 7 min)
Dr. Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, DMA
Mar. 27, 2013 | Listen
DMA curator Gabriel Ritter, tours the Cindy Sherman exhibition.
Chagall: Beyond Color
Mar. 20, 2013 | Listen
Dr. Carol Reynolds, independent scholar, guides visitors through the Chagall exhibition.
Loren Mozley: Structural Integrity
Mar. 6, 2013 | Listen
Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, DMA, leads gallery-goers through a tour of Loren Mozley: Structural Integrity, the first retrospective of the Texas modernist’s work since 1978.
David Johnson's "View from the Garrison, West Point, New York"
Oct. 17, 2012 | Listen
Curator Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, DMA, discusses a new acquisition in the DMA’s collection: View from Garrison, West Point, New York by David Johnson.
The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico
Oct. 3, 2012 | Listen
Lori Boornazian Diel, Associate Professor of Art History, Texas Christian University, on the exhibition The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico.
26 Variations on Theme
Sept. 26, 2012 | Listen
Dr. Benjamin Lima, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Arlington, discusses works in the exhibition Variations on Theme: Contemporary Art 1950s–Present.
Reflections on George Grosz
Aug. 1, 2012 | Listen
Marty Grosz, George Grosz's son, joins Heather MacDonald, curator of Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, in a conversation about the artist's life and work.
The History and Culture of George Grosz's Dallas
July 18, 2012 | Listen
Carol Roark, Interim Executive Director, Preservation Dallas, talks about the Dallas of the 1950s. In conjunction with the exhibition Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas, May 20–August 19, 2012.
Souvenir: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast of Africa
Dr. Roslyn Walker
, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, DMA, talks about a carved ivory tusk from the Clark and Frances Stillman Collection of Congo Sculpture which is now on view for the first time since entering the DMA’s collection in 1969.
The History of Youth and Beauty
May 23, 2012 | Listen
Erin A. Smith, Associate Professor of American Studies and Literature, University of Texas-Dallas
Perspectives: Face to Face: International Art at the DMA
Dr. Anne Bromberg
, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient Art, and John Lunsford
, art historian, discuss the exhibition Face to Face: International Art at the DMA
. Part of the Museum's Perspectives
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties
Mar. 14, 2012 | Listen
Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, DMA, and curator of the Dallas presentation of Youth and Beauty, discusses the art and artists in the exhibition.
Face to Face: International Art at the DMA
Mar. 7, 2012 | Listen
Art Historian John Lunsford leads a talk through the Face to Face exhibition. Lunsford is a former Senior Curator at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments
Feb. 22, 2012 | Listen
Terri Thornton, Curator of Education, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, discusses the work of Mark Manders.
Oct. 19, 2011 | Listen
(40 min 36 sec)
Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA, leads a talk through the Mark Bradford exhibition.
Perspectives on Buddhism: A Historical Perspective
Oct. 5, 2011 | Listen
(50 min 44 sec)
Dr. Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, DMA, explores the historical roots of Buddhism through the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, which includes important works created as early as the 2nd century and from throughout Asia— from India and Pakistan to Nepal, China, and Japan.
Earth and Sky in Art of the Ancient Americas
Sept. 28, 2011 | Listen
(48 min 14 sec)
Kathy Windrow Galloway, Director, SMU in Italy Program and SMU in Oaxaca Program, and President, AIA Dallas-Fort Worth Society, takes a tour through the Museum's Ancient American collection discussing concepts of the world, the cosmos, and related rituals.
African Headwear: Beyond Fashion
Sept. 7, 2011 | Listen (59 min)
Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, DMA, walks through the exhibition African Headwear: Beyond Fashion and discusses the materials, significance, and artistry of the hats on display.
Unmaking Modern: Late 20th-Century Design
Jul. 13, 2011 | Listen
(42 min 48 sec)
DMA Curator Kevin Tucker talks about a selection of objects featured in Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present on view in the Tower Gallery.
Encountering Space and Exploring the Center for Creative Connections
June 29, 2011 | Listen
(47 min 52 sec)
C3 Visiting Artist Rebecca Carter
talks about objects and themes in Encountering Space
in addition to her own projects. Carter’s works explore states of intimacy and alienation as they shift through reading, touch, and other states of reception. She engages processes of appropriation, tracing, erasing, reconstructing, and the performative in various media.
Art of the American Indians: Exploring the Art of the Southwest
June 1, 2011 | Listen
Objects from the geographic area of the Southwest in the Thaw Collection exhibition are the focus of this talk by DMA Curator Carol Robbins. In the latter part of the talk, the tour moves to the Museum’s Level 4 galleries to look at related objects in the DMA Collection.
Art of the Silk Road
Apr. 27, 2011 | Listen
(48 min 25 sec)
Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, DMA, leads a tour of the Silk Road installation on view in the Museum’s Level 3 galleries. The fabled Silk Road was a network of trade routes that crossed Eurasia from China and Japan to Europe and the Mediterranean world. A variety of works in the Dallas Museum of Art’s collections illustrate how this great route of communications developed. This installation features more than 90 works including the carved limestone Bust of man from Palmyra and the stone sculpture from the 14th century Ganesha
Systems of Nature: Frank Lloyd Wright's Design from the Oak Park Home and Studio
Apr. 20, 2011 | Listen
(53 min 15 sec)
Ann Abernathy, AIA, worked on the restoration of Wright’s Oak Park home and studio and is the project lead for the Kalita Humphreys Theater renovation in Dallas. In this talk, she discusses prints in the exhibition Line and Form: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Wasmuth Portfolio (through July 17, 2011). Widely recognized as one of the most important architectural publications of the 20th century, the portfolio included a comprehensive selection of Wright’s designs spanning the years from 1893, his first year as an independent architect, to his departure from his Oak Park studio in 1909.
Craft by Design: Gustav Stickley and the Craftsman Identity
Mar. 30, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 01 min 24 sec)
Kevin W. Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, DMA
Perspectives: Marianne Stockebrand
Mar. 17, 2011 | Listen
(48 min 16 sec)
Charles Wylie,The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the DMA, joins Marianne Stockebrand, Director Emerita of the Chinati Foundation, for a discussion about the legendary sculptor Donald Judd and his ideas of the role of art and museums in contemporary culture.
Perspectives: Christian Schumann
Mar. 16, 2011 | Listen
(39 min 49 sec)
DMA curator Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, joins the artist for a conversation about his work, which incorporates text, biomorphic shapes, and diagrams to create canvases that “rumble with the energy and look of urban life.” Schumann’s work Nomads is in the DMA collection.
Perspectives: Michael Corris
With Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA
Michael Corris is Chair of the Division of Art, Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Feb. 16, 2011 | Listen
(39 min 47 sec)
Michael Corris was a member of the pioneering conceptual art group Art and Language and provides insight into works in the DMA exhibition Re-Seeing the Contemporary: Selected from the Collection
, including those of Joseph Kosuth, John Baldessari, Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns, and Donald Judd.
Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboys Stadium Art Program
Charles Wylie, The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA
Dec. 8, 2010 | Listen
(45 min 19 sec) |
An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions at the Dallas Museum of Art
Dr. Heather MacDonald, The Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art, DMA
Jun. 2, 2010 | Listen
(59 min 34 sec) |
Backstage: The Creative Process in the Visual and Performing Arts
Carolyn Bess, Director of Programming, Charles Wylie, The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA, and Ryan Taylor, Arts & Letters Live Guest Artistic Programmer
Feb. 3, 2010 | Listen
(1 hr 19 min 46 sec) |
Willie Doherty: Requisite Distance
Charles Wylie, The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA
June 24, 2009 | Listen
(32 min) |
The Ocean's Bounty: Undersea Windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany
June 3, 2009 | Listen
(55 min 08 sec) | Transcript
Kevin Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, DMA, discusses a pair of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows from an aquatic “Four Seasons” series in the Museum's collection.
More Than Meets the Eye: Art and Culture in Indonesian Textiles
Carol Robbins, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Curator of Arts of the Americas and the Pacific, DMA
Vanity in the Golden Age: A Silver Masterpiece
Dr. Charles Venable, former Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, DMA
In celebration of the Dallas Museum of Art's acquisition of a Martelé dressing table and stool made by the Gorham Manufacturing Company.
Art & Technology
Mar. 7, 2013 | Listen
Nancy Hairston, Artist and CEO of VanDuzen, Inc.
Dr. Roger F. Molina, Distinguished Chair and Associate Director of Arts & Technology, and Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas
Robert Stein, Deputy Director, DMA
Jan. 24, 2013 | Listen
Carlos Donjuan, Artist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, University of Texas at Arlington
Kim Cadmus Owens, Artist and Associate Professor of Art, University of Dallas
Lucia Simek, Art Critic, Glasstire
Dec. 6, 2012 | Listen
Raphael Parry, Director and host of Texas Bound, Executive and Artistic Director of Shakespeare Dallas, and Founder of Project X
Will Power, Musical Performer and playwright
Oct. 2, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 15 min)
Mark Banta, President, Klyde Warren Park
Veletta Forsythe Lill, Executive Director, Dallas Arts District
Maria Munoz-Blanco, Department Director, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
Mar. 15, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 2 min)
Beowulf Boritt, scenic designer
Nic Nicosia, artist
Feb. 26, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 11 min)
Kael Alford, photojournalist
Jake Heggie, composer and pianist
Jan. 26, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 30 min)
Dr. Michael Corris, Chair of Studio Art, Southern Methodist University
Peter Doroshenko, Executive Director, The Dallas Contemporary
Dr. Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, DMA
Jeremy Strick, Director, Nasher Sculpture Center
Nov. 17, 2011 | Listen (1 hr 4 min)
Tracy Achor Hayes, Editor, FD Luxe
Kevin W. Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, DMA
Oct. 13, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 5 min)
Mark Bradford, Visual Artist
, Manager, South Dallas Cultural Center
Nov. 11, 2010 | Listen
(1 hr 03 min 59 sec)
Graeme Jenkins, Music Director, Dallas Opera.
John Coyne, Scenic Designer, Director of Design, Theatre Projects
Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director, Dallas Theater Center
, President and Artistic Director, Creative Time
Sept. 22, 2010 | Listen
(1 hr 03 min 27 sec)
Trenton Doyle, Artist
Jaap van Zweden, Music Director, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jan. 28, 2010 | Listen
(1 hr 01 min 26 sec)
Kim J. Campbell, Founder and Executive Director, Dallas Wind Symphony
Francis Bagley and Tom Orr, Artists featured in Performance/Art at the DMA
Nov. 20, 2009 | Listen
(1 hr 2 min 55 sec)
Ann Williams, Founder/Artistic Director, Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Veletta Forsythe Lill, Executive Director, Dallas Arts District
How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians
Oct. 25, 2012 | Listen
In the summer of 64 B.C., Marcus Cicero, the greatest orator in Roman history, was running for the office of consul, the most powerful position in government. Because he was facing long odds of winning, his practical brother Quintus wrote a guide for him full of no-nonsense advice and dirty tricks that are as useful today as they were two thousand years ago. Dr. Philip Freeman, Professor of Classics at Luther University, discusses his translation of this little-known Latin text.
The Order of Days: The Mayan 2012 Phenomenon
Aug. 17, 2012 | Listen
Dr. David Stuart, the foremost expert on Mayan hieroglyphs, explores the Maya’s prediction of "the end of the world in 2012." Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico.
A Bicentennial Anniversary: The War of 1812
In celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, writer and historian Hugh Howard shares insights about his newest book, Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War: America's First Couple and the Second War of Independence
The Roots of Buddhism in India
Apr. 12, 2012 | Listen
Dr. Monica L. Smith, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California-Los Angeles, explores the origins of Buddhism and its effects on the people of India and Nepal. For nearly a thousand years, Buddhism was the prevailing religious tradition in the subcontinent, providing a pulse of inspiration so strong that it was carried along the sea routes to Southeast Asia and the Silk Route to China, Japan, and Korea. As it spread, the art and architecture of Buddhism underwent significant changes, providing insights into the way in which this religious tradition was adapted in each culture.
Madeline Miller and Dr. Michael Connolly
Mar. 29, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 18 min)
Presented in conjunction with Arts & Letters Live. Madeline Miller, the author of " The Song of Achilles," discusses her new work and creative process. She is joined by Michael Connolly, Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of Acting at Southern Methodist University, for a discussion about ancient Greek tragedies from a performance perspective.
Monuments of Stone: The Art and Architecture of Great Zimbabwe
Feb. 23, 2012 | Listen
(1 hr 17 min)
The magnificent stone walls of Great Zimbabwe are sub-Saharan Africa’s largest and most dramatic prehistoric site. Dr. William J. Dewey, Associate Professor of Art History at Penn State University, looks at the social and economic forces that contributed to the rise of this great southern African kingdom of the 13th and 14th centuries, examining the stunning architecture that symbolically asserts the status and prestige of the royals living there.
The Hindu Art of Love: Illustrating the Kama Sutra
Jan. 5, 2012 | Listen
Sexual pleasure and religious ecstasy were often united in ancient India. Dr. Anne Bromberg, the DMA’s Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, discusses works in the DMA collection that illustrate the Hindu nature of love.
From Cleopatra to the Duchess of Cambridge: A Complete Fashion History
Dec. 1, 2011 | Listen
From the ancient Egyptians through the French Revolution to the British royal family, fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave chronicles the evolution of women’s fashion through social, cultural, and historical perspectives. Cosgrave is a broadcaster, a curator, and author of three critically acclaimed books, including Costume & Fashion: A Complete History and Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards.
Surveying the Silk Road: East/West Contacts Along the Route in Ancient Times
Apr. 21, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 04 min 44 sec)
Distinguished scholar and author Elizabeth Wayland Barber explores the Silk Road, the collection of trade routes where luxurious goods, technologies, and ideas were exchanged between East and West. For almost three thousand years, the Silk Road created important paths for traders, merchants, and pilgrims between China and India, the Persian Empire, and Mediterranean countries.
How to Build an Empire: Performance and Spectacle as Inca Expansion Strategy
Larry Coben, Archaeologist, University of Pennsylvania, and Executive Director, Sustainable Preservation Initiative
Oct. 15, 2009 | Listen
(54 min) | Transcript
The Inca use of ritualized performance, spectacles, and theatricality to create, grow, and maintain their empire is discussed.
The True History of Chocolate
Michael D. Coe, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Yale University
Apr. 20, 2006 | Listen
(55 min) | Transcript
Brick by Brick: Cézanne's "Abandoned House near Aix-en-Provence"
Feb. 11, 2013 | Listen
(1 hr 12 min)
Dr. André Dombrowski, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Cézanne, Murder, and Modern Life, considers Cézanne's Provençal landscapes, especially the Dallas Museum of Art's own Abandoned House near Aix-ex-Provence, in relation to the architectural metaphors embedded in the painter's practice.
Four Wooden Sculptures: Kirchner’s Living Still Lifes
Oct. 22, 2011 | Listen
(57 min 40 sec)
Dr. Jill Lloyd, author and curator, discusses Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s Four Wooden Sculptures as an excellent example of how he evolved a unique and highly original type of animated still-life painting in the years leading up to the First World War.
The Many Faces of Renoir’s Lise Tréhot
John House, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Feb. 18, 2011 | Listen
(53 min 37 min)
Lise Tréhot was Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s companion between 1866 and 1872 and one of his favorite models during that time. Distinguished art historian John House explores Renoir’s paintings of Lise, including two important works in the DMA’s Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, and the varied guises in which he represented her.
Rodin, His Collectors, and The Gates of Hell
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, former curator of the Musée Rodin in Paris
Oct. 28, 2010 | Listen
(53 min 47 sec) |
In 1880 sculptor Auguste Rodin was asked to create a monumental decorative portal, The Gates of Hell
. Three important sculptures by Rodin in the DMA’s Wendy and Emery Reves Collection are products of this creative process.
Double Lecture: Edouard Vuillard: Exploring the Limits of Intimism
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's Femmes de Maison: The "Back" Story
Dr. Belinda Thomson, independent art historian and Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, considers the works by Edouard Vuillard in the Dallas Museum of Art's collections and examines to what extent the effectiveness of these works depends upon Vuillard's relationship with each subject.
Dr. Richard Thomson, Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh, looks widely at Lautrec's images of figures seen from behind to compare his work with contemporary artists such as Edgar Degas and, in a larger context, with parallels in French theater and psychology
Monet's Seine at Lavacourt: What Is A Modernist Artist to Do in France in 1880?
Dr. Paul Hayes Tucker, the Paul Hayes Tucker Distinguished Professor of Art, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Feb. 19, 2010 | Listen
(1 hr 09 min 58 sec) |
Claude Monet’s iconic painting The Seine at Lavacourt
was completed in 1880 and shown at the Salon, the regressive, state-sponsored exhibition that had prompted the impressionists to found their own independent exhibitions beginning in 1874. Dr. Tucker will consider this stunning painting and whether it was, in fact, Monet’s “turncoat” picture—a retreat to more traditional painting strategies.
Manet: Models, Portraits, and "La Vie Moderne"
Dr. Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, Penn State University
Nov. 12, 2009 | Listen
(49 min 04 sec) | Transcript
Manet's friendship with Isabelle Lemonnier, the model for the bold portrait at the Dallas Museum of Art, led to an extraordinary series of formal and informal portraits of her in the latter phase of his career. This lecture will highlight the role of portraiture in Manet’s modern-life project and will offer fresh insights into the panache of the Museum’s remarkable portrait of Isabelle Lemonnier.
Degas, Dance, Dallas
Richard Kendall, Independent Art Historian
Oct. 22, 2009 | Listen
(58 min) | Transcript
Dr. Kendall discusses the work of Degas, known as “painter of dancers,” and investigates the creativity and artistic innovation he employed in the creation of over a thousand images of ballet dancers, in their studios and on stage, throughtout his career.
On the Run: Clodion's Bacchanalian Figures
Nov. 8, 2012 | Listen
For the Ninth Annual Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture, Anne Poulet, former director of the Frick Collection, discusses the work of French sculptor Clodion, including two masterpieces in the Michael L. Rosenberg Collection. These terracotta sculptures of running bacchantes, followers of the Roman god Bacchus, are perfect examples of the artist's technical prowess and dynamism.
Louis Léopold Boilly: Between Genre and Portraiture
Nov. 3, 2011 | Listen
(1 hr 1 min)
Dr. Susan L. Siegfried, Denise Riley Professor of the History of Art and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, describes how the easy exchanges between the real and the fantasy elements in late 18th-century French genre scenes helped patrons and viewers participate in the scenes imaginatively. (Eight Annual Rosenberg Lecture)
"Beguiling Deception": Allegorical Portraiture in Early 18th-Century France
Dr. Kathleen Nicholson, Professor of Art History at the University of Oregon
In 18th-century France, fashionable patrons commissioned “allegorical portraits,” which showed their subjects as classical goddesses, muses, or other mythological figures. Dr. Nicholson investigates Nicolas de Largillière's portrait of the Countess of Montsoreau and her sister as the goddess Diana and an attendant. (Seventh Annual Rosenberg Lecture)