This installation of DMA works examines the ways the subjects, symbolism, and production of art communicates ideas about gender. Gender refers to roles and traits commonly associated with men or women. Some works move beyond the binary of masculine and feminine. Others present divergent views and beliefs about gender. These social expectations are informed by the prevailing culture. As you explore the gallery, consider how gender is understood across various communities, time periods, and individuals.
Admission is FREE.
Images: Francisco Dosamantes, Mayan Women Weaving, 1946, lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Pan American Round Table #1, 1947.23; Manowulo, Mende, helmet mask (sowei), c. 1940–1960, pigmented wood, Dallas Museum of Art, African Collection Fund, 2006.44; Guillaume Lethière, Erminia and the Shepherds, 1795, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund, 2013.1.FA; Unidentified maker, Maya, K’iche’, talega depicting a lion, 1920-1950, wool, Dallas Museum of Art, the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Collection of Maya Textiles from Guatemala, gift of Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher, 1983.299; Kananginak Pootoogook, Inuit, Snowy Owl, 1969, silkscreen on paper, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan E. Boeckman, 2001.334; Unidentified maker, India, Rajasthan, A Prince Holding a Falcon, 1750-1800, opaque watercolor on paper, Intended bequest of David T. Owsley, PG.2007.89