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.
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.
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.
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.
In celebration of the Dallas Museum of Art's acquisition of the Gothic revival bedstead, Dr. Edward Countryman, University Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University, puts the bed into historical context with a discussion of Henry Clay, the 1844 presidential candidate for whom the bed was commissioned.
Independent scholar 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.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.