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DFW Art History Network Newsletter


Sunday March 24 at 4:00 pm

The Warehouse
14105 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75225
RSVP to Pierrette by March 15

The Warehouse is a new art space developed by two collecting couples - the Faulconers and the Rachofskys. The building contains about 18,000 square feet of exhibition space, divided into 16 galleries, and will show works from both the Rachofsky and Faulconer collections. The first installation at The Warehouse features work by Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Marlene Dumas, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Alberto Burri, Jim Hodges, Kara Walker, Carroll Dunham, Vija Celmins, Robert Irwin, Ricci Albenda, Mario Merz, and Gabriel Orozco, among others.

2013 Amon Carter Fellowships
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites applications for the 2013 Davidson Family Fellowship. Established in 1996 by a generous gift from the Davidson Family Charitable Foundation, the fellowship provides support for scholars working toward the PhD or at the postdoctoral level to either begin or continue work on research projects in the history of American art that directly relate to objects in the museum’s permanent collection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and rare books.

The stipend rate is $3,000 per month for a minimum one month and maximum four month, full-time research period at the museum. The application deadline is April 15, 2013, for a fellowship period to start on or after September 1, 2013. The museum will announce awards by May 31, 2013.

Please consult the full fellowship description, including application instructions at:


March/April 2013 Issue 007

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Spotlight on…

Myra Walker
Professor and Director of the

Texas Fashion Collection at the

University of North Texas
Professor Walker is a “museum person” through

and through. She started her museum career at

the University of Southern Illinois with Evert

Jonson in the early 80’s, after art training at

Louisiana State University. From Carbondale,

Illinois, she found her way to New York City to

work side by side with Diana Vreeland. Walker

was tapped by UNT to be Director of the TFC in 1987. This enormous and internationally important collection had its roots in the fashion collection of Neiman Marcus and was given as a block to UNT to serve as inspiration for art students.

When Prof. Walker arrived, it lacked professional care, curation, and shape, and she has provided all of that in the intervening decades. The collection has grown with gifts from legendary Texas women such as Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass. Prof. Walker has curated, published, and lectured widely on subjects that range from 18th century French fashion to Rock and Roll “fashion” to Balenciaga and has done exhibitions locally at the Kimbell Art Museum and the Meadows Museum as well as at UNT’s “branch” in downtown Dallas Fashion on Main.
Thanks to Professor Walker, an entire generation of young curator/scholars in the history of fashion has been trained in Denton—both with the kind of hands-on experience the makes a great curator and with rigorous bibliographical and intellectual underpinnings. 2013—marks Prof. Walker’s 25th anniversary at the Texas Fashion Collection. A dream come true would be to convince the powers-that-be to change its name to the International Fashion Collection IN Texas!
- Rick Brettell


Upcoming Lectures

Saturday March 09, 11:00 am

James Surls, Carbondale, CO at the Kimbell
Tuesday March 12, 7:00 pm

Richard Phillips at the Modern
Wednesday March 13, 12:15 pm

Hannah Fullgraf, McDermott Graduate Curatorial Intern for European Art Linear Possibilities in Modern European Prints at the DMA

Friday March 15, 12:15 pm

Gallery talk Martín Rico and His Circle at the Meadows

Saturday March 16, 2:00 pm

360: Artist, Critics, Curators - Heather Cook at the Nasher
Tuesday March 19, 7:00 pm

Matthew Collings at the Modern
Wednesday March 20, 12:15 pm

Dr. Carol Reynolds Chagall: Beyond Color at the DMA

Wednesday March 20, 12:30 pm

Paola D’Agostino, the Met Bernini and Bronze at the Kimbell

Thursday March 21, 6:00 pm

Artist Talk: Dornith Doherty and Misty Keasler at the Amon Carter
Thursday March 21, 7:00 pm

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents: Kenneth Frampton at the DMA
Thursday March 21, 7:00 pm

360: Artist, Critics, Curators - Matthew Collings at the Nasher
Friday March 22, 10:30 am

Luis Martin, Professor Emeritus of History, SMU Nation Building: The Search for National Identity in Latin America at the Meadows. Friday morning lecture series (all dates: Apr 5, 12, 19, 26)

Friday March 22, 12:15 pm

Gallery talk Jaume Plensa: Light and the Human Form at the Meadows

Wednesday March 27, 12:15 pm

Gabriel Ritter, The Time and Nancy Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Cindy Sherman at the DMA

Tuesday April 02, 7:00 pm

Trenton Doyle Hancock at the Modern

New Amon Carter Library Hours

Wednesday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Thursday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., September through May

Other times by appointment

Starting March 2 the Amon Carter Museum of American Art research library will offer Saturday hours, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., September through May.
Complementing the museum’s art collection, the library offers an extensive range of materials on American art, photography, and history from the early nineteenth century to the present. The library provides support to researchers at all levels interested in deepening their understanding of the country’s artistic heritage.
Photocopies, digital scanning, public computers, and Wi-Fi available.
Library materials may not be checked out.

Wednesday April 03, 12:15 pm

Emily Schiller, McDermott Graduate Curatorial Intern for American and Decorative Art The Rise of the Machine in Interwar American Art at the DMA

Thursday April 04, 5:30 pm

Curator Nicole Atzbach Cava Club: Martín Rico's Rio San Trovaso, Venice (c. 1900) at the Meadows

Thursday April 04, 6:30 pm

Myra Walker, UNT, Director of Texas Fashion CollectionThe Art of Fashion at the Meadows

Thursday April 04, 7:30 pm

Gabriel Ritter, Dr. Agatha Beins (TWU), Tracy Achor Hayes (Neiman Marcus), Dr. Mary Celeste Kearney (UT), Claudia Stephens (SMU) Multiple Perspectives/Multiple Personalities—A Discussion on Cindy Sherman at the DMA

Friday April 05, 6:00 pm

George T.M. Shackelford Degas in Perspective at the Kimbell

Tuesday April 09, 7:00 pm

Panel discussion with representatives of Triple Canopy, Cabinet, and Pastelegram at the Modern
Thursday April 11, 7:30 pm

Richard R. Brettell Lectures Series presents Dr. Paul Galvez, Wildenstein Institute, Paris Hunting High and Low: Gustave Courbet's Fox in the Snow at the DMA

Friday April 12, 12:15 pm

Scott Winterrowd, Curator of Education Martín Rico and Plein-Air Painting in Spain at the Meadows

Saturday April 13, 2:00 pm

Nathan Mabry at the Nasher
Tuesday April 16, 7:00 pm

Robyn O'Neil at the Modern
Wednesday April 15, 12:30 pm

Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and non-Western art Fashioned from the Earth: Asian Traditions in Clay at the Kimbell

Thursday April 18, 6:00 pm

George Shackelford, Deputy Director, Kimbell Mad on Color: Impressionism in Venice at the Meadows

Tuesday April 23, 7:00 pm

Barry McGee at the Modern
Wednesday April 24, 6:30 pm

Dallas Architecture Forum Presents: William Pedersen, FAIA at the DMA

Dallas Museum of Art Discovers George Inness Painting in the Collection

In October 2013, the Dallas Museum of Art announced the reattribution of a painting to the artist George Inness, widely admired as one of America’s greatest landscape painters. The work of art has been in the Museum’s collection for eighty years, entering in 1931 as part of a bequest by Cecil A. Keating. At the time of the painting’s acquisition, the unsigned work carried the title of In the Woods and was believed to be by the hand of Asher B. Durand, a leading figure of the first generation of the Hudson River school painters in the mid-19th century.

At some point during the next forty years, doubts as to the authorship of the painting were raised and the attribution was downgraded to possibly being by Durand, which held until August of this year. Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, viewed the painting in the Museum’s art storage area and was intrigued by its strong composition and competent execution, as well as by the questions surrounding its authorship. After an examination of the spatial organization and the techniques used in the painting, a number of artists, including Durand, were eliminated as possible creators of the work. Close scrutiny of the early works of Inness yielded the greatest degree of parity in matters of execution. Canterbury’s suspicions of Inness’s authorship were clinched, however, when she suddenly came across a pen and ink drawing from the Princeton University Art Museum that contained the key compositional elements of the Dallas work. Of these similarities, the most eye-catching is the pointing trapezoidal rock that appears in the center of both drawing and painting.

Stream in the Mountains is on view in the DMA’s American Art galleries on Level 4, alongside Asher B. Durand’s Wooded Landscape, which is presently on loan to the DMA from the Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust.


Images: George Inness, Stream in the Mountains (formerly: In the Woods), c. 1850, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, bequest of Cecil A. Keating, 1931.6; George Inness, Woodland Scene, 1845–55, pen and brown-black ink, brush, and brown wash heightened with white gouache over traces of graphite on brown wove paper, Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Frank Jewett Mather Jr. x1943-27

Thursday April 25, 7:30 pm

Olivier Meslay, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and Rabbi David Stern, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of Dallas Chagall: Art and Religion at the DMA

Wednesday May 01

Thursday May 02

International symposium From the Other Shore: Narratives and Perspectives on Spanish & Latin American Art at the Meadows

Thursday May 02, 09, 16, 23

Nancy Cohen Israel Martín Rico and His Place in the 19th-century Landscape Tradition at the Meadows ($40 for four-part series)

Thursday May 09, 7:30 pm

Gabriel Ritter Cindy Sherman: Artist as Model at the DMA

Friday May 10, 6:00 pm

Xavier Ray, curator of paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris The New Musée d'Orsay at the Kimbell

Saturday May 11, 11:00 am

Moderated by Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art Gary Cunningham, FAIA, Dallas at the Kimbell

Saturday May 18, 2:00 pm

360: Artist, Critics, Curators: Liz Larner at the Nasher

Show Openings

groundwork: Kelly Kroener at RE Gallery OPENING Fri Mar 08 6:00 pm

Artist Talk Sun Mar 24 6:00 pm

Closing Reception Fri Apr 05 6:00 pm
Nate Glaspie, Shelby David Meir & Shayne Murphy 500X Gallery Mar 09 – Apr 7; OPENING Sat Mar 09, 7:00 pm
Don Sahli at Southwest Gallery OPENING Sat Mar 09 1:00 pm
Peter Ligon and Corbett Sparks Road Agent at Gray Metters

OPENING Sat Mar 09, 7:00 pm
Failing Flat: Sculptural Tendencies in Painting curated by Nathan Green at CentralTrak Mar 09 – Apr 27

OPENING Sat Mar 09
Impressions of Europe: Nineteenth-Century Vistas by Martín Rico at the Meadows Mar 10 - Jul 07

OPENS Sun Mar 10

A Closer Look at Pierre Bonnard’s The Street in Winter

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Pierre Bonnard’s painting The Street in Winter of 1894 entered the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection in 1985 as part of The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection. Earlier this year, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs Olivier Meslay chose to highlight this masterwork of European art in a new installation within the Museum’s replica of the Villa La Pausa on Level 3. In this petite yet impressive painting, Bonnard captures a moment of everyday life in the streets of Paris.

Pierre Bonnard was a member of the Nabis (Hebrew for “prophet”), a group of predominantly French artists active in Paris around 1888 to 1900. Founded by Paul Sérusier, the circle included many influential artists such as Maurice Denis, Paul Ranson, Henri-Gabriel Ibels, Edouard Vuillard, Félix Vallotton, and Aristide Maillol. The Nabis followed the synthetist precedent set by Paul Gauguin, which explored the ways in which feeling and thought could be integrated with the appearance of natural forms.

The provenance history of The Street in Winter begins with two art critics who had collections of works from various art movements that originated in France, including the Nabis group.The painting first belonged to Thadée Natanson, an important French critic and collector who strongly supported the Nabi movement. In 1891 Thadée, along with his brother Alexandre, founded the Revue Blanche, a journal that promoted Bonnard and his contemporaries and celebrated their innovative aesthetic. In 1908, when Natanson sold his collection of art, The Street in Winter came into the possession of the influential dealer, art critic, and collector Félix Fénéon. Like Natanson, Fénéon was active in the literary community of Paris. He contributed to numerous magazines and co-founded his own journal, Revue Indépendante, in 1884.



Commemorating its 10th anniversary, the Nasher Sculpture Center will present Nasher XChange, a dynamic public art exhibition consisting of 10 commissioned works by 10 renowned artists at 10 diverse sites throughout the city of Dallas.

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Maximum Overdrive at UTD Gallery OPENING Sat Mar 22 6:30 pm
Michael Bise: Life and Death Frank Rodick: Selections from the exhibition Labyrinth of Desire Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades Shannon Novak: Tonnetz at the MAC Mar 23 – May 11 OPENING Sat Mar 23 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Lucas Martell Exhibit at Mountain View College Cliff Gallery Mar 26 – Apr 12 Reception Apr 12, 7:00 pm
modzone: Works by Bill Parker at Banks Fine Mar 28 – May 23
FOCUS: Barry McGee at the Fort Worth Modern Mar 31 – Jun 02
Art Appreciation Photography/Art Show at Mountain View College Kiva Gallery Apr 09 – Apr 19

Reception Apr 19, 7:00 pm
Dan Rees at Goss-Michael Foundation OPENS Apr 12
John Pomara, Walter Van Beirendonck, Soner at Dallas Contemporary OPENING Apr 12, 9:00 pm
Sightings: Nathan Mabry at the Nasher April 13 – July 07

Current Exhibitions
Ted Kincaid - The Beautiful Lie/The Terrible Truth at Talley Dunn Gallery Mar 02 – Apr 13
Raven's Riddle: Bill and Hans Haveron at Kirk Hopper Fine Art Mar 02 – Apr 13
Brent Kollock: The Eccentric Center at Norwood Flynn Gallery

Opened Mar 02

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay at the Kimbell through April 14
Big Pictures at the Amon Carter through Apr 21
Night: Prints and Drawings from the Collection at the Amon Carter through Apr 28
Jasper Johns - Circles and Squares at Talley Dunn Gallery Mar 02 – May 04
China Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872 at Crow Collection Feb 16 – May 05
BUNNY YEAGER at PDNB Gallery Feb 23 – May 11
Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective at the Nasher Feb 09 – May 12

New Collections Handbook Highlights Recent Acquisitions across Museum’s Encyclopedic Collection and Showcases DMA’s Transformative Growth Since Its Founding in 1903

The Dallas Museum of Art celebrates more than

one hundred years of benefaction from its major

donors with the release of a new collection hand-

book, documenting the Museum’s transformative

growth since its founding in 1903. The 368-page,

full-color publication provides an overview of the

quality, breadth, and depth of the Museum’s

encyclopedic collection and emphasizes the

tremendous impact of the Museum’s longtime

patrons, who enabled the Museum to grow from

a regional resource into one of the nation’s

leading arts institutions. With an introduction by

former Museum director Bonnie Pitman, the

guide highlights more than four hundred works of art with new photography and scholarship, and showcases in particular recent gifts and major acquisitions from the past fifteen years. Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection is available in the Museum Store and online at

The Quality Instinct: Seeing Art Through a Museum Director’s Eye by  Maxwell L. Anderson Provides Readers with Insights and Anecdotes on How to See and Judge Art

Maxwell L. Anderson, the newly named Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art and former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, enters the fray with The Quality Instinct: Seeing Art Through a Museum Director’s Eye.

Part personal memoir, part thinking person’s guide to the museum, The Quality Instinct is filled with wit, humor, anecdotes, and insights from the author’s thirty years in the highly competitive, often contentious art world. Anderson takes us on a grand tour of ancient and contemporary art, sharing five simple metrics of quality that help us increase our “visual literacy” as we learn to see, not simply look—and yes, to judge.

All proceeds from the sales will go directly to the Dallas Museum of Art.

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Upcoming Musical Performances
Counterpoint and Invention: Jay Campbell, cello and piccolo cello, Conor Hanick, piano and harpsichord, David Fulmer, Composer, and Wei-Chieh Lin, Composer at the Nasher

Friday March 08, 7:30 pm

Tom Reynolds and Paul Unger: Standards, ballads, bassa novas, and blues at the Kimbell

Friday March 08, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Modern

Saturday March 09, 2:00 pm

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society at the Fort Worth Modern

Thursday March 14, 7:30 pm

Texas Camerata at the Fort Worth Modern

Saturday March 16, 2:00 pm

Larry Palmer, Professor of Harpsichord and Organ, SMU, and music students from the Meadows School of the Arts on the Museum’s Oldovini organ at the Meadows

Thursday March 21, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth: Alexander Shtarkman at the Fort Worth Modern

Saturday March 30, 2:00 pm

National Theatre Live - People at the Fort Worth Modern

Wednesday April 03, 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm

Cliburn at the Modern: Christopher Theofanidis, composer at the Fort Worth Modern

Saturday April 06, 2:00 pm

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society: Ian Watt at the Fort Worth Modern Thursday April 11, 7:30 pm
Ives’ Concord Sonata and the Poetry of E.E. Cummings at the Nasher

Friday April 26, 7:30 pm

Marie Cosindas: Instant Color at the Amon Carter through May 26
Texas Impressionism: Branding with Brushstroke and Color, 1885-1935 at Tyler Museum of Art through May 26
Chagall: Beyond Color at the DMA through May 26
Loren Mozley: Structural Integrity at the DMA through June 30
Ed Ruscha: Made in California at the Amon Carter through July 21
Tenth Anniversary Acquisitions at the Fort Worth Modern through Aug 11
Gold on Black: Japanese Lacquer from the Jacqueline Avant Collection at Crow Collection Mar 02 – Sep 15


Red/Yellow: Kathy Lovas & Susan Sponsler Exhibit at Mountain View College Cliff Gallery CLOSES Mar 08 Reception March 08, 7:00 pm
Focus Exhibition—African Influences on Modern Art at the DMA CLOSES Mar 10
FOCUS: Gary Simmons at the Fort Worth Modern CLOSES Mar 14
Lana Paninchul: This Makes Me Sad at Oliver Francis Gallery CLOSES Mar 14
David A. Dreyer: Resonance of Place and Philip John Evett: Sculpture and Drawings at Valley House Gallery CLOSES Mar 16
JAMES R. BLAKE at the William Campbell Contemporary CLOSES Mar 16
Difference? at the DMA CLOSES Mar 17
Karla Black: Concentrations 55 at the DMA CLOSES Mar 17
CLOTHESLINE: Photographs by John Albok at PDNB Gallery CLOSES Mar 20

For information to be included in the May/June issue,  please provide to Pierrette Lacour at before Saturday, April 20

FOCUS: Yinka Shonibare MBE at the Fort Worth Modern CLOSES Mar 24
Young American Talent at El Centro H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery CLOSES Mar 24 closing reception and award ceremony Wed Mar 27 6:00 pm
Cross Currents: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Art of the Islamic World at UNT Art Gallery CLOSES Mar 30
Raymond Saa, Michelle O'Michael and Peter Burega at Craighead Green Gallery CLOSES Mar 30
Paul Booker ‘Meander’ at Cris Worley Fine Arts CLOSES Mar 30
Roberto Munguia, Michael Tole, Jason Flowers at Conduit Gallery CLOSES Mar 30
Dzine: Victory at the Dallas Contemporary CLOSES Mar 30
Selected works on exhibit in the Lounge in Marfa at Galleri Urbane Dallas CLOSES Mar 30
Randy Twaddle at Holly Johnson Gallery CLOSES Mar 30
The Sacred in the Everyday: John Cobb's Chapel Series at Tyler Museum of Art CLOSES Mar 30
Land Ho at Circuit 12 Contemporary CLOSES Mar 30


PDNB Gallery Director Burt Finger deaccessioning notice: 30 YEARS OF COLLECTING

Upcoming Films
A Place at the Table at the Fort Worth Modern

Mar 08 – Mar 10


Mar 9, 1:00 & 3:00 pm

Roman Holiday at the Kimbell Mar 10
American Choral Directors Association 2013 Film Festival at the DMA

Mar 13 – 16, selected times (Screenings will include question-and-answer sessions with film directors, composers, and VIP guests)

The Gatekeepers at the Fort Worth Modern

Mar 15 – Mar 17

Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (2011) at the DMA

Mar 15, 6:00 pm

56 Up at the Fort Worth Modern Mar 22 – Mar 24
Great Performances: Tosca from Rome at the Kimbell

Mar 24
NO at the Fort Worth Modern Mar 29 – Mar 31

Lore at the Fort Worth Modern Apr 05 - 07
La Dolce Vita at the Kimbell Apr 07
Beyond the Hills at the Fort Worth Modern Apr 12 - 14
A Gift of History: Quin Mathews Films and Art Matters Archives at the DMA Apr 18 (screening of highlights and commentary, followed by reception)
To the Wonder at the Fort Worth Modern Apr 19 - 21
The Company You Keep at the Fort Worth Modern

Apr 26 - 29

The Private Life of a Masterpiece: Michelangelo, David at the Kimbell Apr 28

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