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Tech Talk: The Joan Davidow Collection opening Sept.19

 ATEC-Hiram Williams, Jonis Chorus Line, acrylic, mixed media, shaped canvas

Tech Talk: The Joan Davidow Collection

Sep 19 – Oct 17
Venue: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery 
Ticket: Free

Opening reception: September 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Art collector Joan Davidow has donated her art collection to become a permanent installation in the public areas of UTD’s new Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building.


Parking for the opening will be FREE in the Parking Garage #1 on the east side of campus, Levels 3 – 5 Gold/Green Spaces. Download parking permit here.

Opening Friday, September 19, 2014 at UT Dallas’ newest facility, the Edith O’Donnell Art & Tech building, major art professor John Pomara curates Tech Talk with collector/contemporary art advocate Joan Davidow.  To honor Davidow’s newly announced and placed gift of her contemporary art collection, Tech Talkfeatures works she has collected over a 20-year period by 15 emerging and mid-career Texas artists whose themes and methods reflect the budding technology of our era.  UT Dallas President David Daniel and Arts & Humanities Dean Dennis Kratz will welcome a gathering of students, artists, teachers, collectors and arts advocates to honor this highly inventive and meaningful gift to the university.


“Contemporary art addresses the life we’re living right now, and it’s very satisfying and exciting to be able to share it with new generations of UT Dallas students and faculty, for whom I have a great deal of affection and respect. These works deserve to live and be seen, and I hope they will inspire and educate those who have the chance to experience the collection.”

-Joan Davidow

John Hernandez, Central Control,1990, Acrylic on wood John Pomara, untitled, 1991, enamel on canvas

“Joan’s gift is both personally generous and symbolically brilliant. Thanks to her, innovative works by young, rising Texas artists will grace the buildings of a young Texas university that is rapidly rising to international prominence,”

-Dr. Dennis M. Kratz, dean of the university’s School of Arts and Humanities and the Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities.


“As an important Dallas-based arts administrator and journalist, Joan Davidow has been actively involved in the fluorescence of the rapidly growing local arts scene. Through this, she has built an unrivaled collection of the works of young Texas artists at the turning points in their career. The works she so generously has donated will both inspire new young artists and raise the bar of quality for their new work. The prospect is very exciting.”

-Dr. Richard Brettell, the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair in Art and Aesthetics at UT Dallas


For more information contact:
Lisa Kramer Morgan lisa.morgan@utdallas.edu 972-883-2952

–From the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities Website



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