Exhibition and Other Lectures

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

A Discussion on "Mind's Eye"

Join Olivier Meslay, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art, and William B. Jordan, art historian, collector, and co-curator of Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne, for a discussion on this exhibition, bringing together over 100 works on paper. Featuring everything from quick sketches to watercolors, Mind's Eye offers insight into the methods of many well-known artists and an intimate view of their approach to art.

September 19, 2014
Horchow Auditorium

Conserving "Mind's Eye"

Works on paper can be some of the most delicate works of art in a museum. The current exhibition Mind's Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne features many rarely seen works, due to their fragile nature. Join paper conservator Tish Brewer, owner of The Center for Art Conservation, a Dallas-based conservation company dedicated to prolonging the life of works on paper, for a closer look at the intricate processes used in paper conservation and what sets these works apart in a museum's collection.

September 19, 2014
Horchow Auditorium

Image/Object: Panel Discussion with Lucas Blalock, Margaret Lee and Erin Shirreff

The Dallas Museum of Art’s own Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the current state of photography and image-making.  Featuring artists Lucas Blalock, Margaret Lee and Erin Shirreff, all of whom have works included in the DMA exhibition Never Enough: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, this panel discussion delves into issues such as the growing material concerns of photo-based artists and the evolving role of pictures in today’s increasingly networked, digital culture.

May 15, 2014

Horchow Auditorium

A Geometry of Light

Sabiha Al Khemir, senior advisor of Islamic art at the Dallas Museum of Art and organizing curator for Nur,  discusses the exhibition, which showcases innovations in artistic technique that enhance the effect of light and the scientific fields that are related to light or contributed to enlightenment.

April 3, 2014
Horchow Auditorium

A Conversation on Alexandre Hogue

In celebration of the exhibition Alexandre Hogue: The Erosion Series, join Susie Kalil, co-curator of the exhibition, and Olivia Hogue Mariño, the artist's daughter, converse about the life and work of Alexandre Hogue. Who was known as an environmentalist and activist, Hogue's works in the Erosion series brought to light many issues surrounding the Dust Bowl and soon became some of his most powerful images.

February 27, 2014
Horchow Auditorium

Late Night Lecture: Ancient Ceramics: Two Perspectives

Dr. Adam Herring, Associate Professor of Art History at Southern Methodist University, and Dr. Robert Milnes, professor and dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, offer two perspectives on ceramics in the DMA's collection. Dr. Herring will bring the historical and cultural perspectives to the pieces, while Dr. Milnes, a trained ceramicist and practicing artist, will discuss the technical aspects, as well as the processes used to make the ancient pieces.

My Dear Mr. Hopper

Famously known as an introvert and a recluse, Edward Hopper's close friends were few and love interests fewer, with only two known relationships before his marriage to beloved wife, Josephine. The discovery of 58 previously unknown letters and one note from Alta Hilsdale brings to light a previously unknown romance. Author and art historian Elizabeth Thompson Colleary was given one of the first looks at the correspondence, detailing a loving yet frequently cantankerous relationship.