Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art

Begin Date2006-11-21
End Date2007-05-20
CuratorsMaria de Corral, Charles Wylie
Last Harvested At2022-08-13
Credit LineFast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition is presented by JPMorgan Chase and made possible by the Contemporary Art Fund through the gifts of an anonymous donor, Arlene and John Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Faulconer, Nancy and Tim Hanley, Marguerite and Robert Hoffman/The Hoffman Family Foundation, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Deedie and Rusty Rose, and Gayle and Paul Stoffel. The Museum acknowledges generous funding from David Yurman, with additional support by the Fanchon and Howard Hallam Endowment Fund, Tenet Healthcare Foundation, and Sotheby's.
LocationChilton Galleries, Focus Galleries, Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries, Concourse, Sculpture Garden
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionThe Dallas Museum of Art presents a special two-part exhibition of more than 300 works from the modern and contemporary holdings of the Hoffman, Rachofsky and Rose families, who together gifted their private collections and future acquisitions to the Museum in 2005. Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art offers a preview of the Museum's future modern and contemporary holdings and is the first opportunity for the public to view these exceptional, once-private collections in a comprehensive manner. This landmark exhibition will be enhanced by additional promised gifts from Gayle and Paul Stoffel and other local patrons, as well as by works from the Museum's collections. Organized by guest curator Maria de Corral, Fast Forward surveys the vast wealth of ideas and forms that characterize the art of our time, including abstract expressionist, minimalist, pop, conceptual and post-modern works. This monumental exhibition features both established and emerging artists whose work ranges from paintings and sculptures to installations, video, sound and new media. The 200 paintings on view were culled from a body of more than 1,500 objects by approximately 500 different artists - including more than 900 works from the three collections and other private collections, and 650 works from the Dallas Museum of Art's permanent collection. Comprehensive in scope, Fast Forward is presented in two parts, with the first chapter remaining on view as the second is unveiled on February 11, 2007. On view through April 8, 2007, the first part of Fast Forward is presented in the Museum's distinctive Barrel Vault, Quadrant Galleries, and Sculpture Garden. Organized thematically, the first chapter of the exhibition presents abstract expressionist paintings by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, among others; masterpieces of the Italian Arte Povera movement, including works by Mario Merz and Giulio Paolini; and minimalist sculpture and paintings by such artists as Donald Judd and Ellsworth Kelly.