Exhibition and Other Lectures

Curators, scholars, and special guests offer insight into special exhibitions and the DMA's collections.

Mirror Stage: Panel Discussion

Gabriel Ritter, The DMA’s Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, leads a conversation focused on representations of the self via digital technology and the Internet with artists Ed Atkins and Jacolby Satterwhite, both of whom are featured in the exhibition Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet. Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, joins the discussion as an expert on art and the Internet.

October 20, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

International Pop Artist Panel

Gabriel Ritter, The DMA's Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, leads a conversation with artists featured in International Pop - including Eduardo Costa, Jann Haworth, and Ushio Shinohara - about the multiple narratives of Pop art and the artists' contributions to the movement.

October 16, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Dialogs with Islamic Art

Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Senior Advisor for Islamic Art and Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, introduces the exhibition Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art. Dr. Al Khemir discusses the vision behind the debut of the first North American exhibition from the Keir Collection, on loan to the DMA for fifteen years. The lecture uses examples from the Keir Collection to introduce a view of the nature of Islamic art in general, offering insights related to the mentality of the culture that produced them. Dr.

Wonder Woman: Creation, History, and the Female Superhero

DC Comics introduced Wonder Woman in 1941, created by the American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston. Fighting for justice, peace, and gender equality, Wonder Woman became widely considered a feminist icon. Join Dr. Matthew Brown, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and History of Ideas at the University of Texas at Dallas and organizer of the Comics and Popular Arts Conference, to explore the creation and history of the beloved superheroine.

June 19, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Coffee with the Wittgensteins

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein was only one member of an immensely gifted and larger-than-life family that rose to prominence in the Austro-Hungarian Empire before the First World War. His family members were patrons of Gustav Klimt and Carl Otto Czeschka, whose silver vitrine was the most extravagant and opulent object that the Wiener Werkstätte ever made.

Curatorial Roundtable Discussion: Koichi Kawasaki, Joan Kee, Gabriel Ritter, and James Rondeau

Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga exhibition co-curators Gabriel Ritter and Koichi Kawasaki, together with Joan Kee, Associate Professor of History of Art at the University of Michigan, and James Rondeau, Curator and Chair of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss various topics related to the art and life of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga with the goal of situating their individual practices within a global art historical context.

May 2, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI

Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, an art historian specializing in fashion and textiles, presents her newest book, Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI, an engrossing chronicle of one of the most exciting, controversial, and extravagant periods in the history of fashion: the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th-century France. Chrisman-Campbell offers a carefully researched glimpse into the turbulent era's sophisticated and largely female-dominated fashion industry.

April 30, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Modernizing Jane for the Digital Age: "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" and "The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet"

The Emmy award-winning Web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and the companion book The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet reimagined the Pride and Prejudice story like never before, turning Lizzie and Darcy's romance into a 21st-century affair through video blogs, tweets, Facebook posts, and text messages. Kate Rorick, co-author of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet and a writer for the popular Web series, will talk about both projects and the process of bringing the work of Jane Austen into the Internet age.

March 20, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Fashioning Jane Austen

Costume designer and fashion historian Daniel James Cole explores the elegant and extreme styles of Jane Austen's time, examining the social and fashion worlds of the late 18th and 19th centuries while noting Austen's fiction and its place in the artistic movements and tastes of the time.

March 20, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century, is known for his pioneering work and artistic innovation. From young Russian immigrant with harrowing memories of pogroms to world-famous artist, Rothko created work characterized by an emphasis on confronting the establishment. Join academic and cultural historian Annie Cohen-Solal as she discusses the enigmatic artist in her newest book, Mark Rothko, featuring new biographical information based on recently revealed archival sources.

March 14, 2015
Horchow Auditorium