Exhibition and Other Lectures

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

Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI

Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, an art historian specializing in fashion and textiles, presents her newest book, Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI, an engrossing chronicle of one of the most exciting, controversial, and extravagant periods in the history of fashion: the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th-century France. Chrisman-Campbell offers a carefully researched glimpse into the turbulent era's sophisticated and largely female-dominated fashion industry.

April 30, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Modernizing Jane for the Digital Age: "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" and "The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet"

The Emmy award-winning Web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and the companion book The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet reimagined the Pride and Prejudice story like never before, turning Lizzie and Darcy's romance into a 21st-century affair through video blogs, tweets, Facebook posts, and text messages. Kate Rorick, co-author of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet and a writer for the popular Web series, will talk about both projects and the process of bringing the work of Jane Austen into the Internet age.

March 20, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Fashioning Jane Austen

Costume designer and fashion historian Daniel James Cole explores the elegant and extreme styles of Jane Austen's time, examining the social and fashion worlds of the late 18th and 19th centuries while noting Austen's fiction and its place in the artistic movements and tastes of the time.

March 20, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century, is known for his pioneering work and artistic innovation. From young Russian immigrant with harrowing memories of pogroms to world-famous artist, Rothko created work characterized by an emphasis on confronting the establishment. Join academic and cultural historian Annie Cohen-Solal as she discusses the enigmatic artist in her newest book, Mark Rothko, featuring new biographical information based on recently revealed archival sources.

March 14, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Challenging Voices: A Conversation on Art and the Ethical Imperative

In celebration of the DMA's upcoming exhibition Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga, Ming Tiampo, leading Gutai expert and Associate Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, discusses the art and life of Shiraga and Motonaga in the context of global art history and the current art market with: Paul McCarthy, Artist and lender; and Axel Vervoordt, Collector.

February 2, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Jacques Monod and Albert Camus: A Scientist’s and a Philosopher’s Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

In his talk, Dr. Sean B. Carroll, Vice President for Science Education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will chronicle the adventures of Jacques Monod, a co-founder of molecular biology, from the dark years of the German occupation of Paris to the heights of the Nobel Prize, his friendship with the great writer Albert Camus, and his emergence as a public figure and leading voice of science.

Modern Opulence Symposium - Q&A with Margaret Stonborough

The symposium, Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna, explores early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA's newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte's architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.

Margaret Stonborough is the granddaughter of Margaret Stonborough Wittgenstein

November 15, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Horchow Auditorium

Modern Opulence Symposium - Viennese Design Abroad: Two Case Studies

The symposium, Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna, explores early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA's newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte's architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.

Christopher Long is the Distinguished Teaching Professor of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin.

November 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Horchow Auditorium

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