The exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and made possible by a grant from The Dallas Foundation through the Jean Baptiste "Tad" Adoue III Fund. Exhibition support was provided by American Airlines, by the Contemporary Art Fund through a bequest from the estate of Brooke Aldridge in honor of Cindy and Howard Rachofsky and through the gifts of an anonymous donor, Arlene and John Dayton, Laura and Walter Elcock, Amy and Vernon Faulconer, Kenny Goss and George Michael, Nancy and Tim Hanley, Marguerite Steed Hoffman, Suzanne and Patrick McGee, Allen and Kelli Questrom, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and Sharon and Michael Young, and by the Donor Circle membership program through leadership gifts from Nancy and Clint Carlson, Amy and Vernon Faulconer, the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas, Ted and Shannon Skokos, and Donna M. Wilhelm. The exhibition was accompanied by a brochure.
Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries
Dallas Museum of Art
In celebration of the opening of Dallas's new AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Museum of Art is proud to present the work of six international and American artists who have used the forms and ideas surrounding theater, opera, and performance as starting points for an exciting array of paintings, sculpture, films, and installations.
Drawn from Dallas Museum of Art and important private collections, this extensive presentation will include British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare's film "Un ballo in maschera," based on Giuseppe Verdi's opera of the same name that is a brilliant reimagining of dance, costume, and narrative; Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila's quietly intense and atmospheric evocation of an ill-at-ease mind, the three-screen film work "Talo/The House;" a new installation work by Dallas-based artists Frances Bagley and Tom Orr based on the spectacular sets and costumes they designed for a 2006 Dallas Opera production of Verdi's "Nabucco;" a selection of Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca's powerful paintings and drawings based on album covers and seating charts of major theaters and opera houses; and David Altmejd's spectacular sculpture "The Eye," which he created in conjunction with a recent Metropolitan Opera production of John Adams' "Doctor Atomic."
Of particular interest are the studies for the curtain for the Winspear Opera House designed by Guillermo Kuitca. This major commission marks the first time Kuitca has designed a curtain for a performing arts venue.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.