Exploring the power of kineticism in art, and featuring 80 works drawn from the Museum’s collection, Movement: The Legacy of Kineticism showcases the work of artists from three historical eras who use optical effects or mechanical or manipulable parts to engage the viewer physically or perceptually. This exhibition demonstrates how artists working today have been influenced by the long legacy of dynamic abstraction. This style of work engulfs the visitor in their surroundings and empowers them to participate in its co-creation.
Movement: The Legacy of Kineticism requires a paid ticket for adults, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free. All visitors must first reserve a free general admission ticket for the DMA on their selected date. Guests will then be able to add on a matching exhibition ticket. An exhibition ticket alone will not permit entry to the DMA. Tickets will typically be released on the third Monday of every month for the upcoming month.
Movement: The Legacy of Kineticism 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 National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.
Images: Victor Vasarely, Tridim T, 1968. Tempera and canvas, 90 3/4 × 45 3/4 in. Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Stanley Marcus, 1978.95.FA. Image credit: © 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris; Valeska Soares, Vagalume, 2010. Mixed media. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Marguerite Steed Hoffman, 2011.2. Image credit: © 2022 Valeska Soares Studio, All rights reserved. Photo by Eduardo Ortega; Piet Mondrian, Composition with Large Blue Plane, Red, Black, Yellow, and Gray, 1921. Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 × 19 5/8 in. Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mrs. James H. Clark, 1984.200.FA. Image credit: Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art; Friedrich Becker, Kinetic Double Finger Ring, 1988. Yellow gold, 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 2 1/8 in. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Edward W. and Deedie Potter Rose, formerly Inge Asenbaum collection, Galerie am Graben in Vienna, 2014.33.27. Image credit: © Friedrich Becker; Mona Hatoum, + and -, 1994. Hardwood, steel blades, electric motor and sand, 3 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. The Rachofsky Collection. Image credit: © Mona Hatoum. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London; Julian Stanczak, Fractiones, 1969. Oil on canvas, 48 1/4 × 48 1/4 in. Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Elizabeth M. and Duncan E. Boeckman, 2007.11. Image credit: © The Estate of Julian Stanczak