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-J

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.


Artist Panel: For a Dreamer of Houses

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

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.