Join us for a day exploring early 20th-century Viennese design, including the Wittgenstein collections and commissions. Learn more about the DMA’s newly acquired silver vitrine by Carl Otto Czeschka, the Wittgenstein family, Wiener Werkstätte’s architecture and design, and the influence of the Werkstätte on modernism.
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Welcoming remarks by Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art
Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine
Kevin W. Tucker, The Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, DMA
A Look Inside: The Conservation Study and Treatment of the Wittgenstein Vitrine
Fran Baas, Associate Conservator of Objects, DMA
The Wittgenstein Family and the Wiener Werkstätte
Christian Witt-Dörring, Curator, MAK-Austrian Museum for Applied Arts
The DMA's Atrium Cafe offers a full lunch menu.
A Walk with Wittgenstein: The Cultural Surround of Vienna’s Kunstschau of 1908
Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University
The National, the Natural, and the Novel: Parallels and Differences in Design—Vienna and Budapest
Samuel D. Albert, Adjunct, Fashion Institute of Technology
Viennese Design Abroad: Two Case Studies
Christopher Long, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin
Q&A session with all of the speakers, featuring special guest Margaret Stonborough, granddaughter of Margaret Stonborough Wittgenstein
Join the speakers for a reception, and view the silver vitrine in its new installation.
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The DMA wishes to thank the following donors for their generous support of the symposium: Ken and Debra Hamlett, David Owsley via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, and Nancy Shutt.
Online ticket sales will close at 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 14. Tickets can be purchased on-site at the DMA beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 15.