This new installation of art from the DMA’s collection looks at the complex relationship between people and the natural world. Through groupings of works that span centuries and global cultures, Rooted shows how people both shape and adapt to a changing environment, traverse the planet, and rely on the land for nourishment and sustenance. The exhibition features more than 50 works, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, decorative arts, prints, and clothing, as well as interactive opportunities for visitors to create and respond. Rooted was developed by the DMA’s Education and Interpretation staff with input from community members, artists, and local organizations.
The exhibition debuts Poisoned by Zip Code, an installation by C3 Featured Artist Ari Brielle that centers on South Dallas resident Marsha Jackson and her fight for environmental justice in the Floral Farms neighborhood.
Admission is FREE.
Rooted 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: Michael Bevilacqua, High-Speed Gardening, 2000, acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by The Neuberger Berman Foundation, 2001.61.A-B. © Michael Bevilacqua; Artist once known, Nazca peoples, South Coast, Peru, Double-spout-and-bridge bottle: two figures holding plants, 300-500 CE, ceramic and slip paints, Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund, 1971.59; Canaletto, San Cristoforo, San Michele, and Murano from the Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, 1722–1723, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O’Hara Fund, 1984.51.FA; Artist once known, Yoruba peoples, Nigeria, Man’s Tunic, 1900–1999, glass beads and cotton, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. S. Roger Horchow, 2009.13; Artist once known, North American Indian (nation unknown), Arctic region, North America, Snow Shoes, collected 1891 by Captain Andrew James Henderson, Washington DC, wood, fiber, and leather, Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of Leland Forrest Henderson, 1955.77.A-B; John Chamberlain, Dancing Duke, 1974, steel and F20 paint, Dallas Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harold J. Joseph in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Max Walen, 1975.69. © 2021 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York