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Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996 at the DMA

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Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996

3/13/16 to 6/25/17

| Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

Passages in Modern Art: 1946–1996 brings together objects from the DMA’s acclaimed contemporary collection, including recent acquisitions, rarely seen works, and newly conserved paintings and sculpture.

https://www.dma.org/art/exhibitions/passages-modern-art-1946-1996

Dallas Museum of Art – FREE admission

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The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery at the DMA

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April 18, 2017 to April 28, 2019

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic Art. The gallery will highlight particular strengths within the collection, which encompasses one of the most important holdings of luster pottery and rock crystals in the world including the celebrated rock crystal ewer, one of only seven in the world of its caliber and the only one of its type in the United States. The gallery space will display a series of rare manuscripts and painted miniatures of exquisite beauty, including a 16th-century Indian Khamsa of Nizami manuscript, and pages from the 1330 Shahnama known as “The Demotte Shahnama.”

 

more at https://www.dma.org/art/exhibitions/keir-collection-islamic-art-gallery

 

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Talavera and Ceramic Connections Symposium on Jan. 14

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Talavera and Ceramic Connections: East Asia, West Asia, and the Americas

at The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and The Dallas Museum of Art • All Day: Public $40, Members $30, Students and Educators $20, Morning Session Only: $15

WHEN:
Fri Jan 13 2017 6:00 pm — Sat Jan 14 2017 5:00 pm
WHERE:
The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and The Dallas Museum of Art
COST:
All Day: Public $40, Members $30, Students and Educators $20, Morning Session Only: $15
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It’s meow or never—Divine Felines closes Sunday, January 8 at the DMA

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https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/divine-felines-cats-ancient-egypt

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DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART announces ART BALL Chairs Ann and Lee Hobson and reveals theme, “ALL THAT GLITTERS,” for 52nd ANNUAL GALA April 22, 2017

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The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) recently announced local philanthropists Ann and Lee Hobson will serve as chairs of the 2017 Art Ball and unveiled “All That Glitters” as the theme of the annual fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Museum in downtown Dallas. Proceeds from the event will support the DMA’s commitment to providing free access to its world-renowned collection, as well as various exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year.

“I’m very proud to be part of an event that supports the DMA, especially its commitment to free general admission, access, and educational programming.  All of the money raised by the Art Ball goes to toward the operating budget that supports access to art,” Ms. Hobson said. “Unfettered access to art is a cause that is very near to my heart, and it is my hope that this year’s Art Ball will allow us to share the Museum’s beautiful collection and educational resources with more visitors than ever before in 2017.”

Selected by the Hobsons, this year’s theme will embrace the romantic overtones and colors of a Parisian spring and was inspired by one of the Museum’s most recent acquisitions, Flowers in a Vase with Two Doves, by nineteenth-century French painter François Lepage. With the assistance of Todd Fiscus of Todd Events, the ethereal scene will be brought to life with extravagant floral displays, ambient music of the period and decadent shades of blue, soft lavender and ivory.

The evening will commence with a cocktail hour inspired by one of the Champs-Élysées’ most iconic landmarks, The Grand Palais. The internationally esteemed gallery was erected for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 and annually welcomes more than two million visitors to revel in the glory and grandeur of French art.

Art Ball 2017 will feature a luxury live auction, sponsored by Christie’s.  The live auction will be curated by Live Auction Chairs Merry Vose and Rajan Patel and will include an array of opulent items, such as: once-in-a-lifetime travel packages, curated culinary experiences, and unique entertainment opportunities. The evening will feature a lavish multi-course seated dinner catered by Cassandra Fine Catering.  After dinner, an element of surprise has been added to the celebration. The DMA has announced they will not reveal the theme or any after dinner details, but promise instead to deliver “Texas-sized surprises” exclusively for Art Ball patrons invited to attend the late-night festivities.

Noted sponsors in place for the evening include: AT&T, Christie’s, Curtis Specialized Moving and Storage, Dallas Art Fair Foundation, Delivery Limited, Inc., Forty Five Ten, Highland Park Village,        J.P. Morgan, Jennifer and John Eagle/John Eagle Dealerships, Melissa and Trevor Fetter/Tenet Healthcare, Neiman Marcus, Peggy and Carl Sewell/Sewell Automotive Companies, Sidley Austin LLP, Stanley Korshak, Modern Luxury Dallas and My Sweet Charity.

Over the past 20 years, the DMA’s Art Ball has raised more than $27 million to support the Museum’s mission of engaging and educating the community through art. Last year’s event raised $1.3 million in net revenue, and the 2017 gala is expected to continue the strong tradition of giving, which has greatly benefitted the Museum and its visitors for more than 50 years.

For more information about Art Ball 2017, as well as underwriting opportunities, please visit www.DMA.org or contact the Art Ball Office at artball@DMA.org or 214.922.1353.

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ABOUT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two and a half million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit www.DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of Museum Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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Art and Nature in the Middle Ages opens Dec. 4 at the DMA

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Spanning the 12th to early 16th centuries, Art and Nature in the Middle Ages explores the diverse modes of expression and variety of representations of nature in European medieval art, whether plant or animal, sacred or profane, real or imagined, highlighting the continuities and changes. The exhibition, featuring work from the Musée de Cluny, musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris, and on view exclusively at the DMA in the United States, presents more than 100 extraordinary objects, rarely before shown in the United States, that reflect the wide range of styles, techniques, and iconography that flourished during this period. The featured works of art—which include an astonishing array of media, from stained glass windows to illuminated manuscripts—emphasize the fundamental bond between humans and nature, and nature’s constant presence in the immediate environment and spiritual life of men and women in the Middle Ages.

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages will require a $16 special exhibition ticket.  https://www.dma.org/art/exhibitions/art-and-nature-middle-ages

Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201

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Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt—Opens October 9 at the DMA

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Divine Felines:
Cats of Ancient Egypt

October 9, 2016 to January 8, 2017

From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt for thousands of years. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt features cats and lions in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through diverse representations from the world-famous holdings of the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition features more than eighty objects exploring wild and domestic cats, feline deities, cat burial practices and luxury items decorated with feline features, as well as a small section on dogs.

https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/divine-felines-cats-ancient-egypt – More about the exhibit and programs.

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There’s an app for that! The DMA

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Explore more! The Dallas Museum of Art’s collection encompasses more than 23,000 works of art and spans 5,000 years of human creativity, representing a full range of world cultures. Search what’s currently on view, find works of art in the galleries and save them to your favorites, or get social and let everyone know what you’re viewing.

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Features:

  • Check out what’s happening at the Museum, from exhibitions to daily activities. Filter by the type of activity you’re looking for, or search for something special.
  • Become a DMA Member and see upcoming members-only events.
  • Register for an event or purchase tickets right from your phone.
  • Locate specific works of art on the interactive map and preview what’s in each gallery.
  • Explore your way—by duration, DMA insider selection, theme, or your favorites. Don’t know where to start? Shake your phone to find something new!
  • Get social! Follow the DMA right from the app and share your favorites.

 

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Summer Block Party June 17 in the Dallas Art District

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June 17 | Dallas Arts District is closing the streets for our #free Summer Block Party 2016 with the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Klyde Warren Park, and Crow Collection of Asian Art. Participate in special activities including concerts, local brews, dance lessons, cinema, and much more!

http://www.dallasartsdistrict.org/events/dallasartsdistrict-summer-block-party-june-17/

 

CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART Crow Collection After Dark party

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART  Late Night programming

KLYDE WARREN PARK

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER  Nasher’s ‘Til Midnight event

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Art Ball 2016 raises $1.3 Million for the DMA

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ART BALL 2016: ART + ARCHITECTURE NETS MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION FOR THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

DALLAS – May 2, 2016 – The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) hosted Art Ball 2016: Art + Architecture with more than 400 guests on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Dallas Museum of Art. Ann and David Sutherland served as this year’s Art Ball Co-chairs.

Guests arrived to a red architectural display of the Dallas skyline and an oversized blueprint of the DMA that served as a step and repeat, which touted Entertainment Sponsors Nancy and Richard Rogers; Silent Auction Sponsors Jennifer and John Eagle;

Red Carpet Sponsor Neiman Marcus; Patron Party Sponsors Forty Five Ten and The Joule Hotel; After Party Sponsor Stanley Korshak; Security Sponsor Sidley Austin LLP; Auction Sponsor Christie’s; Dinner Sponsors Peggy and Carl Sewell; Invitation Sponsor Dallas Art Fair; Travel Sponsor Durham Family Foundation; Financial Services Sponsor J.P. Morgan; and Goldman, Sachs & Co. as the Catalogue and Program Sponsor. 

During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on mixology cocktails from Luxury Cocktail Sponsor Belvedere Vodka and Hennessy Cognac while they bid on an eclectic mix of experiences, art and gorgeous decorative items curated by Silent Auction Chair, Gonzalo Bueno. Top bidding was on Nicolas Alquin’s Diapason sculpture, featuring old oak with burned patina and lime, and a Presidential Live Oak, grown at the prestigious ranch of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in Crawford, Texas.

At 7:45 p.m., a 30-foot tall curtain dramatically opened revealing another Todd Events masterpiece of contemporary reds, greens, and yellows.  Sprays of yellow florals, moss drenched chandeliers, and oversized head tables in the shape of a plus sign tied the room into a sensory wonderland. 

The Dallas String Quartet provided lively and electric dinner entertainment while patrons feasted on a multi-course dinner catered by Cassandra Fine Catering, which included lobster, duck and fish courses.  The live auction, assembled by interior architectural designer Trisha Wilson and sponsored by Christie’s, proved spectacular with items including a Dallas sports package, Napa Valley Wine country getaway and an African Safari at the Izingwe Lodge, a private South African lodge home on the 82,000-acre Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, located in the Waterburg mountain region.

Following dinner, After Party Co-chairs Rachel and Michael Osburn welcomed guests to the Hamon Atrium and Eagle Family Plaza for Folly at the Art Ball, sponsored by Stanley Korshak and presented by the DMA Junior Associates. DJ Lucy Wrubel and Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra provided music while guests danced and mingled, and tickets were available for entrance into a raffle for the not-yet-released in the United States, Jaguar F-Pace Prestige SUV, courtesy of Automotive Raffle Sponsor Park Place Jaguar

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Guests included: Co-chairs Ann and David Sutherland, Dallas Museum of Art Interim Director Walter Elcock, Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Museum of Art President Catherine Rose, Will Rose, Brian Bolke, Nancy Rogers, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Elaine and Neils Agather, Andy Beal, Olya Sinitsyna, Deedie Rose, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Margaret McDermott, Jennifer and John Eagle, Kelli and Allen Questrom, Lance Bass, Candice and Tony Romo, and After Party Co-chairs Rachel and Michael Osburn.

Proceeds from Art Ball directly affect the DMA’s commitment to providing free access to its collection and to a wide range of exhibitions and educational and public programs.   

ABOUT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to

anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of Museum Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

 

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SPRING BLOCK pARTy March 18 in the Dallas Arts District

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DALLAS – Dallas Arts District SPRING BLOCK pARTy is set for 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 18, at Pearl and Flora Streets in Dallas. The event, open to the public at no charge, will close the streets and celebrate everything the popular district offers.

Some highlights will include:

  • Crow Collection of Asian Art at 2010 Flora St.
  • Dallas Museum of Art at 1717 N. Harwood St.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center at 2001 Flora St.

Experience all three museums by participating in special activities, live concerts, guided tours, local brews, films and much more.

In addition, on-the-street performances will include:

  • Shakespeare Dallas get wild in the streets
  • An acoustic David Bowie tribute by the Thin White Dukes
  • Danielle Georgiou Dance Group – DGDG plots the Ides of March
  • Swing dancing with The Rhythm Room to Jackson Pollock’s favorite jazz records
  • Curbside karaoke with Mr. Rid
  • Beats and threads with Durty Laundry DJ truck
  • DMA presents “An American in Paris” (1951) on Ross Avenue Plaza
  • The Nasher presents a concert by Kurt Thurmond, followed by a special screening of “Edward Scissorhands” in the Nasher Garden
  • Goodnight Gorlinski at the Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • DJ Luxury Raps at Klyde Warren Park

Food and drinks, including local craft beers and libations from Alamo Drafthouse DFW, will be available. Fifteen gourmet food trucks will keep the party rolling.

DART Rail service runs until midnight, and enjoy Uber pickup/drop-off points in the district — $20 ride credit for new users using the code: “DalArts”

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/594762490675789/.

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Rebecca Warren: The Main Feeling opens at the DMA

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3/13/16 to 7/17/16

Hoffman Galleries

Rebecca Warren: The Main Feeling presents over ten years of sculptural innovations by British artist Rebecca Warren through a survey of twenty works from 2003 to the present. details

The DMA is the first US museum to commission a sculpture from Warren. The artist’s Pas de Deux (Plaza Monument) is the inaugural sculpture in a series of site-specific works located in the Museum’s new Eagle Family Plaza, which opens in spring 2016.

 
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-922-1200 https://dma.org

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Spring Break for free at the DMA March 14 – 18

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Spring Break Week 2016 at the Dallas Museum of Art

Enjoy a fun-filled week of art-making activities, family tours, story times, and gallery activities for families—all inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock.
Spring Break programs are FREE and held daily March 15–18.

https://www.dma.org/SpringBreak

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Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas TX 75201

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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DMA’s FOLLY AT THE ART BALL April 26, 2016

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THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES FOLLY AT THE ART BALL    

PRESENTED BY THE DMA JUNIOR ASSOCIATES  

APRIL 23, 2016    

Park  Place  Dealerships  to  Feature  2017  Jaguar  F-­‐Pace  For  Raffle  During  the  Event  

DALLAS  –  March  7,  2016  —  Folly  at  the  Art  Ball,  presented  by  the  Dallas  Museum  of  Art  (DMA) Junior  Associates,  is  the  inaugural  fundraiser  for  the  DMA  Junior  Associates  and  represents  an   exciting  new  chapter  in  Art  Ball  history.  The  Junior  Associates  have  transitioned  from  hosting  An   Affair  of  the  Art  to  participating  in  the  DMA’s  iconic  Art  Ball  celebration.  By  moving  their  annual   fundraiser,  the  Junior  Associates  will  bring  new  energy  and  excitement  to  the  DMA’s  signature   event,  which  will  be  held  Saturday,  April  23,  2016.  The  DMA  Junior  Associates  Folly,  chaired  by   Rachel  and  Michael  Osburn,  will  celebrate  the  unveiling  of  the  Dallas  Museum  of  Art’s  new   north  entrance  and  Eagle  Family  Plaza.  Folly  will  take  place  partially  inside  the  DMA’s  Hamon   Atrium  and  outside  on  the  new  pavilion.  The  event  will  begin  at  8:30  p.m.,  and  the  attire  is   black  tie  optional.

Designed  by  Todd  Fiscus,  Folly’s  color  palette  will  include  a  clean  and  contemporary  array  of   white,  green,  teak  and  silver.  DJ  Lucy  Wrubel  and  the  Georgia  Bridgewater  Orchestra  will   provide entertainment.

During  the  event,  the  Folly  chairs,  Junior  Associates  Rachel  and  Michael  Osburn,  will  raffle  off  a   2017  Jaguar  F-­‐Pace  Prestige  provided  by  Park  Place  Dealerships  to  benefit  the  DMA.  The  2017   Jaguar  F-­‐Pace  is  a  luxurious  performance  SUV  that  delivers  the  latest  in  technology  and   connectivity  for  the  driver  with  an  active  lifestyle.  The  white  all-­‐wheel  drive  with  a  V6  engine   has  the  lines,  curves  and  proportions  of  Jaguar’s  rich  design  history  and  the  DNA  of  a  sports  car.   This  gorgeous  SUV  comes  with  Jaguar’s  Elitecare  that  includes  complimentary  scheduled   maintenance,  24-­‐hour  roadside  assistance,  and  a  new  vehicle  warranty.  Tickets  for  the  Jaguar   SUV  may  be  purchased  online  at  $100  a  ticket,  and  a  maximum  of  1,000  tickets  will  be  sold.  To   purchase,  please  visit  http://dma.ticketleap.com/folly.

Tickets  for  Folly  at  the  Art  Ball  are  $200  per  person;  VIP  Suite  seating  for  10  is  $3,500  and   Lounge  seating  for  eight  is  $2,000.  To  purchase  tickets,  please  visit   http://dma.ticketleap.com/folly  or contact  the  Art  Ball  Office  at  artball@DMA.org  or   214.922.1353.

 

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ABOUT  ART  BALL  
Over  the  past  seventeen  years,  Art  Ball  has  raised  more  than  $24  million  to  support  the  Dallas   Museum  of  Art’s  mission  of  engaging  and  educating  the  community.    2015  alone  raised  more   than $2.4  million  in  gross  revenue  for  the  DMA.  Art  Ball  offers  companies  unique  and   customized  brand exposure  to  an  elite  audience  through  various  sponsorship  opportunities  and   a  luxury  live  auction. The  fundraiser  also  aligns  companies  with  the  DMA’s  mission  and  supports   a  larger  effort  to  provide  special  art  and  educational  programming  for  the  community  of  North   Texas.

ABOUT  THE  DALLAS  MUSEUM  OF  ART  
Established  in  1903,  the  Dallas  Museum  of  Art  (DMA)  is  among  the  10  largest  art  museums  in   the  country  and  is  distinguished  by  its  commitment  to  research,  innovation,  and  public   engagement.  At  the  heart  of  the  Museum  and  its  programs  is  its  global  collection,  which   encompasses  more  than  23,000  works  and  spans  5,000  years  of  history,  representing  a  full   range  of  world  cultures.  Located  in  the  nation’s  largest  arts  district,  the  Museum  welcomes   over  650,000  visitors  annually  and  acts  as  a  catalyst  for  community  creativity,  engaging  people   of  all  ages  and  backgrounds  with  a  diverse  spectrum  of  programming,  from  exhibitions  and   lectures  to  concerts,  literary  events,  and  dramatic  and  dance  presentations.  In  January  2013,   the  DMA  returned  to  a  free  general  admission  policy  and  launched  DMA  Friends,  a  free   program  available  to  anyone  who  wishes  to  join,  focused  on  active  engagement  with  the   Museum.  For  more  information,  visit  DMA.org.     The  Dallas  Museum  of  Art  is  supported,  in  part,  by  the  generosity  of  DMA  Members  and   donors,  the  citizens  of  Dallas  through  the  City  of  Dallas  Office  of  Cultural  Affairs,  and  the  Texas   Commission  on  the  Arts.

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DMA’s Art Ball 50 on April 11

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https://www.dma.org/support-fundraising-events/art-ball-50

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Chairman Nancy Carlson
After Party Chairmen Jackie Bolin and Erin Wasson
Young Artist’s Program Chairman Lynn Brooks and co-chair Lisa Brown

In just the last fifteen years, Art Ball has raised over $22 million to support the DMA’s mission of engaging and educating the community, with funds going directly to the Museum’s operating budget.

Art Ball 50: Self- Portrait will celebrate the 50th anniversary of this annual gala.

Purchase Tickets for $2,500 per person please click here.

Check out a preview of the LIVE AUCTION!

CLICK here to boogie at the After Party!

If you have any further questions, please e-mail artball@DMA.org or call the Art Ball office at 214-922-1353.

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DMA talks in November

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Purchase tickets at https://www.dma.org

The Dallas Museum of Art presents an array of talks and tours exploring art from around the world and throughout time with distinguished artists, scholars, and artistic leaders.

Missed a talk? Visit the Program Recordings page to listen to selected past lectures, gallery talks, and other events presented by the Dallas Museum of Art.

Modern Opulence: Art and Design in Early 20th-Century Vienna

Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Love Hurts: The Perils and Pleasures of Love in 18th-Century French Painting

Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the Eleventh Annual Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture on 18th-Century French Art.

Gauguin and Van Gogh: A Dialogue of Bouquets

Friday, November 21, 7:00 p.m

Bringing Bouquets to Life

Friday, November 21, 9:00 p.m.
Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages at the Dallas Museum of Art that features award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim.

Sarah Thornton

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.

Sarah Thornton’s compelling narrative, 33 Artists in 3 Acts, goes behind the scenes with the world’s most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art.

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IMAGES: (detail) Vincent Van Gogh, Vase with Cornflowers and Poppies, c. 1887, oil on canvas, Triton Foundation

 

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O’Keefe Art Lecture: Sensuality, Seasickness, St. Sebastian, Secret Societies, and A Joust of Great Egos

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The Thursday Evening Lecture Series at The O’Keefe Studio continues:

Thursday, April 24th, 7pm 

Sensuality, Seasickness, St. Sebastian, Secret Societies, and A Joust of Great Egos: A Stroll Through The DMA

*This talk will be held at The O’Keefe Studio, as usual, not the DMA.  The O’Keefe Studio is located at 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

This talk and powerpoint presentation will examine a handful of works from the Dallas Museum of Art that are, most likely, often overlooked by visitors.  Michael will share some insights into each the works that deal with the curious themes mentioned in the lecture title.  Be surprised by the works that Michael has chosen to highlight while enjoying insights into many time periods, cultures, and artistic concerns.

$15 Admission        Wine and snacks will be served http://theokeefestudio.com/

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O’Keefe Studio Lecture Series, Sculpture Sessions & Critique

LECTURES – WORKSHOPS – CRITIQUES

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Presented by Michael O’Keefe at the The O’Keefe Studio
580 W. Arapaho Rd., Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

http://theokeefestudio.com/

$15 admission

2014 Thursday Evening Lecture Series

Thursday, March 20th, 7pm

What is Abstraction?

This talk and powerpoint presentation will tackle the idea of abstraction in relationship to the visual arts. We will consider the way the terms “abstract” and “abstraction” are typically used and the possible problems with various understandings of these terms. Most of all, this talk will offer a deeper understanding of various abstract vocabularies, making it easier for participants to succeed in using or viewing an abstract artistic vocabulary.

Thursday, April 24th, 7pm

Sensuality, Seasickness, St. Sebastian, Secret Societies, and a Joust of Great Egos: A Stroll Through The DMA

This talk and powerpoint presentation will examine a handful of works from the Dallas Museum of Art that are, most likely, often overlooked by visitors. Michael will share some insights into each the works that deal with the curious themes mentioned in the lecture title. Be surprised by the works that Michael has chosen to highlight while enjoying insights into many time periods, cultures, and artistic concerns.

Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Michelangelo in Dallas

Did you know that there are reproductions of 8 Michelangelo sculptures here in dallas?! This talk and powerpoint presentations will expose the whereabouts of these sculptures and will take a closer look at the artistic concerns and developments of the great Michelangelo as seen in these 8 sculptures. We will also discuss the quality of these reproductions and consider the affect on the overall value of a work of art when it is a reproduction rather then the original.


 

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Sculpting the Human Head and Moving Into Abstraction

4 sessions with a model: Tues., 1:30–4:30 Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8 15
4 sessions moving into abstraction: Tues., 1:30–4:30 Apr. 22, 29, May 6, 15


 

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Dallas Museum of Art Announces Exhibition Celebrating the Past Fifty Years of Contemporary Art in Dallas

Exhibition is Part of a Two-Year Research and Publication Project Documenting the Contemporary Art Landscape in Dallas and Surrounding Areas of the Past Fifty Years

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The Dallas Museum of Art announced DallasSITESCharting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present, an exhibition celebrating the history of North Texas’s bold and distinctive art scene. Looking back over fifty years, DallasSITES examines the moments, people, and organizations that helped shape the area’s incredibly vital relationship with contemporary art. So often relegated to the art world’s “third coast,” North Texans created opportunities from this peripheral status by working in ways that can be described as uniquely Texan, while capturing and maintaining the attention of the national and international art communities.

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DMA Free Membership and General Admission

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Dallas Museum of Art to Offer Free Membership And a Return to Free General Admission Starting January 21, 2013

DMA Membership and Admissions Model Sets New Standard for Visitor Engagement And Patronage, Encouraging Museum Participation and Community Building at Every Level

The Dallas Museum of Art announced today a return to free general admission and the launch of an innovative new membership model available to the public for free.

The new program, DMA Friends & Partners, approaches membership as a program of engagement that is intended to build long-term relationships with visitors and to emphasize participation over the transaction-based membership model that has become common practice among museums. Beginning on January 21, 2013, the program will enhance the DMA’s role as the region’s largest municipal museum and a vital community asset that rewards cultural participation in novel ways and provides meaningful experiences with art to visitors free of charge.

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