From Düsseldorf to Dallas: Postwar German Art in the DMA Collection

October 21, 2018 to January 27, 2019 | Rachofsky Quadrant Gallery
Sigmar Polke, Splatter Analysis, 2002, mixed media on fabric, Collection of an anonymous Dallas collector and the Dallas Museum of Art through the Contemporary Art Fund: Gift of Arlene and John Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Faulconer, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant M. Hanley, Jr., Marguerite and Robert K. Hoffman, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and three anonymous donors, 2003.5Gerhard Richter, Black, Red, Gold III (Schwarz, Rot, Gold III), 1999, synthetic resin paint behind glass, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art League Fund, Roberta Coke Camp Fund, General Acquisitions Fund, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, and the Contemporary Art Fund: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Faulconer, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant M. Hanley, Jr., Marguerite and Robert K. Hoffman, Howard E. Rachofsky, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and two anonymous donorsGerhard Richter, Betty, 1991, offset lithograph, laminated, plastic panel, white card, nitro varnish, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art League Fund, Roberta Coke Camp Fund, General Acquisitions Fund, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, and the Contemporary Art Fund: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Faulconer, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant M. Hanley, Jr., Marguerite and Robert K. Hoffman, Howard E. Rachofsky, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and two anonymous donors, 1999.265

Concurrent with Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty, the DMA will present a special installation of works by German artists in the Museum’s collection to contextualize Förg’s practice. Over the past 25 years, the Dallas Museum of Art has emerged as a leading US institution in collecting and exhibiting postwar German art. Förg was featured in the Museum’s Encounters series in 1992, and solo exhibitions of work by German artists Sigmar Polke and Thomas Struth followed in the decade to come. These years also saw the exponential growth of Museum holdings in this area. From Düsseldorf to Dallas brings together a selection of editions and paintings by Gerhard Richter, including three new acquisitions, along with works by Polke, Struth, and Jörg Immendorff. The Richter editions and Struth photograph on view came into the collection through the support of TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, a fundraiser that equally benefits the DMA’s contemporary collection and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and this year marks the twentieth anniversary of that fundraiser.

Focus Installation
Admission is FREE.