The DIFFA/Dallas Board of Trustees is excited to announce Collection 2012 Smoking Haute.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday March 31 at the Hilton Anatole and celebrates a reinvention of classic fashion.
In 1966 Yves Saint Laurent introduced Le Smoking, a tailored fitted tuxedo jacket for women. A revolutionary idea that brought traditional male tailoring to the feminine form.
We reinvent this fashion classic in 2012 with top name designers from around the county interpreting the Smoking Jacket with one-of-a kind couture designs for both men and women.
Join us in a black tie celebration of fashion and design. Experience a silent auction including smoking jackets, live auction, dinner, an amazing runway show, theater, after party, spectacle and excitement in a way that only DIFFA can deliver. All benefiting North Texas HIV/AIDS charities.
YOUTH AND BEAUTY: ART OF THE AMERICAN TWENTIES/ DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties is the first wide-ranging exploration of American art from the decade whose beginning and end were marked by the aftermath of World War I and the onset of the Great Depression. The exhibition, declared “expansive and exhilarating” by the New York Times, includes over 130 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by over sixty artists and will be on view from March 4 through May 27, 2012. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, Youth and Beauty also includes three works from the DMA’s collection by artists Edward Hopper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Gerald Murphy.
“Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties offers us a window into the conflicting forces at work during this complex decade, and how the response of the nation’s artists to those challenges transformed the face of American art,” said Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art.
The 1920s—The Jazz Age, The Roaring Twenties—was a decade marked by widespread urbanization, industrialization and mechanization, and social phenomena including the postwar collapse of traditional ideals, the rampant materialism of the Calvin Coolidge era, and the collision of rural and urban environments. American life was dramatically transformed, and American artists responded to this dizzying modern world with works that emphatically demonstrate a desire for clarity and wholeness and for the expression of stillness and order.
The thorough integration of painting, sculpture, and photography throughout the exhibition, and the critical attention devoted to a broad array of artists, from such leading figures as Georgia O’Keeffe, Thomas Hart Benton, Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Sheeler, Imogen Cunningham, and Man Ray, to lesser-known artists including Margrethe Mather, George Ault, Aaron Douglas, Elsie Driggs, and Peter Blume, will illuminate common themes and shared characteristics. Works of art in the DMA’s collection featured in Youth and Beauty include Lighthouse Hill by Edward Hopper, Bather with Cigarette by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Razor by Gerald Murphy.
Visitors will be able to explore the exhibition with a smARTphone tour featuring eighteen works and an introduction from DMA Director Maxwell L. Anderson. The Museum will celebrate Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties during the April 20 and May 18 Late Nights with 20s-influenced concerts, films, tours, family activities, and more. A weekend of events inspired by the exhibition will be held on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, featuring a Silent Movie Marathon and half-price exhibition admission on Saturday, April 28. Additional programs, including lectures and gallery talks, will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition. For dates and details, visit DallasMuseumofArt.org.
Accompanying Youth and Beauty is an exhibition featuring images of Texas during the 1920s made by Texas artists. Gathering drawings, etchings, prints, and photographs loaned by local collections Texas in the Twenties: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from Lone Star Collections highlights scenes of Texas as well as the transitional time in Dallas history when it was on the verge of becoming one of our nation’s largest and most vibrant cities. Showcasing approximately thirty works by L. O. Griffith, Mary Anita Bonner, and Eugene Omar Goldbeck, Texas in the Twenties will be on view March 4 through July 1, 2012.
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and by Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The curator of the Dallas presentation is Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art.
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 in Dallas is provided by American Airlines.
A multi-author, fully illustrated catalogue co-published by the Brooklyn Museum and Skira Rizzoli accompanies the exhibition; it is the first publication solely devoted to an overview of American painting, sculpture, and photography of the 1920s.
Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties has a special exhibition ticket of $14 for adults; discounts are available for seniors and students, DMA members and children under 12 are free.
DR DANIA WIERZBICKI/ DALLAS ALLERGY AND ASTHMA CENTER
AUTHOR ALLISON BOTTKE
THE JANEE SHOW