Exhibition and Other Lectures

Curators, scholars, and special guests offer insight into special exhibitions and the DMA's collections.

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.

La Pausa Before La Pausa

The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection is a gem of the DMA both for its outstanding works of art and for the unique setting that replicates the couple's home, Villa La Pausa, on the Cote d'Azur.  Before it was purchased by Emery Reves, La Pausa was already a house full of art and glittering guests. DMA Curator Olivier Meslay discusses the rich history of this idyllic seaside villa.

May 21, 2010

Horchow Auditorium

The Arts of Africa: Celebrating Forty Years of Collecting at the Dallas Museum of Art


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.  

December 12, 2009

Horchow Auditorium