For a Dreamer of Houses

March 15, 2020 to January 31, 2021 | Barrel Vault
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, 2019.58. Photo by Wade Griffith.Olivia Erlanger, Pergusa, 2019. Courtesy AND NOW Gallery, and artistAnnette Lawrence, 3708 Utopia Pkwy #1, 1999, Photocopy and acrylic on paper, Dallas Museum of Art, The Barrett Collection, Dallas, Texas, 2007.53.28. © Annette LawrenceMargaret 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-JMisty Keasler, Green Room (Quarenteen) Leagnul di Copii, Tigru Mures, Romania, 2004, C-print on Kodak Supra Endura, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Burt and Missy Finger, 2006.33. Courtesy Misty Keasler and The Public Trust Gallery

Explore this exhibition online now. 

For a Dreamer of Houses, an imaginative and immersive exhibition, explores the significance of the spaces we inhabit and how they represent ourselves, our values, and our desires. Discover over fifty works from the DMA’s collection in a variety of media that demonstrate the evocative power of domestic objects and structures. The featured artists use forms derived from dwellings or furnishings to investigate ideas including belonging, alienation, fantasy, gender, and the body.

The exhibition takes inspiration from philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s influential 1958 book The Poetics of Space, and its organization corresponds to five chapters that consider the psychological importance of homes. Major recent acquisitions—including works by Alex Da Corte, Olivia Erlanger, EJ Hill, Francisco Moreno, Pipilotti Rist, and Do Ho Suh—are highlighted in each section.

Visit the virtual exhibition.

For a Dreamer of Houses requires a $9 ticket for adults with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.


CANCELLED: Artist Panel: For a Dreamer of Houses

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DMA curator Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck will talk with three artists featured in the new exhibition For a Dreamer of Houses. Hear from Olivia Erlanger, EJ Hill, and Francisco Moreno on how their work relates to concepts of space, home, and belonging.


CANCELLED: Film Screening: For a Dreamer of Houses

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See pivotal works of video art on the big screen in this curated lineup of showings related to our new exhibition For a Dreamer of Houses. The exhibition considers the ways in which artists articulate and reimagine home and how the house is a metaphor for the relationships between ourselves and the external world. 



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