Dallas Museum of Art: 2011 Year in Review

Dallas Museum of Art: 2011 Year in Review

Dallas Museum of Art: 2011 Year in Review




Posted on March 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM

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Re-Seeing the Contemporary: Selected from the Collection
Now – March 20, 2011

This exhibition marks a return to celebrating the rich holdings that form the core collection of modern and contemporary art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Featuring rarely seen works alongside more familiar icons, this exhibition of sixty paintings, sculpture, and works on paper is more speculative than definitive, offering the chance to re-see these works in new and provocative ways.
Installed in a roughly chronological sequence, each gallery encompasses a span of time reflecting select movements and ideas expressed in different decades. The Barrel Vault displays the early impulses of abstract expressionism from the 1940s through its later manifestations. The Stoffel Gallery focuses on the emergence of disparate languages in the early 1960s, reflecting a new culture of imagery tied to desire and consumption, and includes more conceptual works investigating language, ideas, and process. The Hanley Gallery focuses on works from the 1970s by artists who exploited a reductive visual vocabulary to explore how these forms could be fashioned to expressive ends. Works in the Lamont Gallery, from the 1980s–90s, reflect the quizzical nature of those decades, when traditional painting and sculpture were transformed to create sometimes eccentric-looking works. Selections from the most recent decades populate the Rachofsky Gallery, focusing on ideas of figurative representation and the persistence of abstraction that can also encompass narrative and identity.
Throughout the duration of this exhibition, works will be rotated in and out of the galleries to bring about further reconsiderations of the contemporary collection, which forms one of the cornerstones of the Dallas Museum of Art and its artistic community.

Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement
February 13–May 8, 2011

Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement will offer the first comprehensive examination of the life and work of the recognized patriarch of the American Arts & Crafts movement, Gustav Stickley. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue will explore Stickley as a business leader and design proselytizer, whose body of work included furnishings, architectural and interior designs, and related imagery that became synonymous with the movement that was at its height between approximately 1880 and 1910. This exhibition will include over 100 works produced by Stickley’s designers and workshops, including furniture, metalwork, lighting, and textiles, along with drawings and related designs. Also featured in the exhibition is a re-creation of Stickley’s seminal model dining room from his 1903 Syracuse Arts & Crafts exhibition.
The exhibition is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and curated by Kevin W. Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. The exhibition will premiere at the Newark Museum in fall of 2010 and continue its tour at the Dallas Museum of Art in spring of 2011 before concluding at the San Diego Museum of Art in summer of that year.

Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection
April 24–September 4, 2011

In the Dallas Museum of Art’s first Native American exhibition in nearly twenty years, 135 works of art from the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, will be on view beginning in April 2011 in the Museum’s Chilton Gallery I. Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection explores the extraordinarily diverse forms of visual expression in Native North America. Organized by geographic culture areas, the works of art in this exhibition date from well before first European contact to the present, and celebrate the continuing vitality of American Indian art.
This four-venue national exhibition reveals the exceptional variety of Native artistic production, ranging from the ancient ivories and ingenious modern masks of the Arctic to the dramatic sculptural arts of the Pacific Northwest, the millennia-long tradition of abstract art in the Southwest, the refined basketry of California and the Great Basin, the famous beaded and painted works of the Plains, and the luminous styles of the Eastern Woodlands, including the Great Lakes.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
November 13, 2011–February 12, 2012


Jean Paul Gaultier, whose early work in the 1970s earned him the nickname “enfant terrible” of fashion, is unquestionably one of the most important fashion designers in recent decades. This exhibition is the first retrospective devoted to Gaultier, who draws inspiration from dance, pop-rock, cinema, television, photography, and world cultures. The exhibition highlights Gaultier’s eclectic and vibrant sources of inspiration through a selection of 120 haute couture dresses and ready-to-wear pieces made between 1976 and 2011. Dallas is the first of only two U.S. cities on the international tour. Group tickets are on sale now. Be the first to see these incredible works of art in this multimedia presentation direct from the runway.
This is a special ticketed exhibition. Tickets to Jean Paul Gaultier will go on sale this spring prior to exhibition opening. Don’t miss your chance to see these amazing fashions from one of the most innovative fashion designers of our time.

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