Inspired by philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s concept of the psychological, emotional significance of rooms and houses, For a Dreamer of Houses presents contemporary artworks that evoke personal spaces and considers the politics of places we identify with. The exhibition debuts major recent acquisitions—immersive installations by Alex Da Corte, Francisco Moreno, and Do Ho Suh, as well as large-scale works by Pipilotti Rist and Janine Antoni—along with a broad selection of works from the permanent collection.
For a Dreamer of Houses requires a $9 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.
For a Dreamer of Houses is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. 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 Arts and Culture, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Images: Alex Da Corte, Rubber Pencil Devil, 2018, glass, aluminum, vinyl, velvet, neon, Plexiglas, folding chairs, monitors, high res digital video, color, sound, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, 2019.59. Photo by Tom Little. Courtesy of the artist and Karma, New York; Francisco Moreno, Chapel, 2016-2018, pencil, vine charcoal pencil and acrylic on an all encompassing structure, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, the Charron and Peter Denker Contemporary Texas Art Fund, Elisabeth Karpidas, Charles Dee Mitchell, Tammy Cotton Hartnett, Travis Vandergriff, Joyce Goss, Harper and Jim Kennington, and Karen and John Reoch, 2019.58. Photography by Wade Griffith, courtesy of the artist and Erin Cluley Gallery; Olivia Erlanger, Pergusa, 2019, silicone, polystyrene foam, MDF, plywood, and Maytag washing machine, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, 2019.63.A-B. Courtesy AND NOW Gallery, and artist; Annette Lawrence, 3708 Utopia Pkwy #1, 1999, Photocopy and acrylic on paper, Dallas Museum of Art, The Barrett Collection, Dallas, Texas, 2007.53.28. © Annette Lawrence; Margaret Lee, Who Do You Think You Are (sink), 2016, Dye sublimation photograph, plaster, ceramic, wood, and acrylic paint, Dallas Museum of Art, Lay Family Acquisition Fund and Mary Margaret Munson Wilcox Fund, 2016.31.3.A-J