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The University of Texas at Dallas

Volume 2 issue 2, March, April, May 2017

Report of the Director

For an institution just a little less than three years old, we have a lot to be proud of. The O’Donnell Institute has used its funds to inject new life into Dallas-Fort Worth's art history world, and our joint programs with the Meadows Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection, and the Amon Carter Museum, as well as our series of Workshop Talks, have created a true discourse of art history in the Metroplex. Our skeletal staff has worked incredibly hard, and by this time next year we will welcome our first class of Art History MA students and will be well on the way to the first Art History PhD program at UT Dallas. 

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Greetings from the Assistant Director

Lectures, symposia and study days are the intellectual oxygen of the O’Donnell Institute, and a chance to bring together the scholarly community from Dallas and Fort Worth and farther afield. At the end of February we enjoyed the success of our Spring symposium, Artists' Writings on Materials and Techniques, held over the course of two days at UT Dallas, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center.

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Become a Friend

The last few months have been busy and exciting. In December, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History celebrated its third anniversary with a program and dinner presented at the Dallas Museum of Art.  Over 250 friends attended this evening including the Institute’s founders, Edith and Peter O’Donnell.  The evening featured talks by Mr. Phillipe de Montebello, Professor in the History and Culture of Museums, at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and past director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Dr. Sylvain Bellenger, Director of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.  Their remarks highlighted the importance of the Institute’s future work for the University as well as for the entire Dallas/Fort Worth region.

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A New Master’s Program in Art History at the O’Donnell Institute

We are very pleased to announce that the O’Donnell Institute’s new Master’s Program in art history has been approved by the University of Texas System and the State of Texas, and will welcome its first class in Fall 2018.

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UTSW students experience art at The Warehouse

Art of Examination Spring 2017 Course at UT Southwestern Medical School

Medical students in the UT Southwestern — UT Dallas course Art of Examination are on the go this semester learning how to look at art using the collections of Dallas's premier art collections.  Classes having been taking place between The Dallas Museum of Art, The Warehouse, Nasher Sculpture Center, The Crow Collection of Asian Art, and Clements Hospital.  Lessons address mindfulness, collaboration and interpretation with exercises on slowing down to spend time looking at works of art, looking and communicating as a team, and creating multiple interpretations to generate new ideas.

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Report from the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Research Center

We’ve had an exciting spring semester of workshops at the O’Donnell Institute Research Center.  A diverse range of topics were presented including Ethiopian manuscript painting, museum exhibition design, and the impact of water mixable oils (WMOs) on current art conservation practice. The semester will conclude with two workshops at the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History Research Center.

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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts Names Peter Walker as First Recipient

The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts at UT Dallas established in 2016 with an endowment from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, recognizes the essential and fundamental role of the arts in the life of the university. The award honors an artist working in or between any of the broad spectrum of artistic endeavors, including the visual arts, music, literature, performance, and architecture/design. The first recipient of the Richard Brettell Award in the Arts is landscape architect Peter Walker. Founder of PWP Landscape Architecture, Walker designed the ongoing campus enhancement at UT Dallas and the Nasher Sculpture Center. His other projects include the National September 11 Memorial in New York, which he designed with Michael Arad.

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Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History Fellows Update

We are proud to announce that three of our Fellows received their doctorates last Fall with dissertations on museum education, contemporary Mexican art, and nineteenth-century French drawings. We expect to graduate two more Fellows at the end of the Spring!

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Sarah Kozlowski: Toward a History of the Trecento Diptych

Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History Assistant Director Sarah Kozlowski's article "Toward a History of the Trecento Diptych: Format, Materiality, and Mobility in a Corpus of Diptychs from Angevin Naples” will appear in 2018 in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte. Laying the groundwork for a larger project, the essay brings together for the first time a working corpus of diptychs connected with the Angevin court in Naples in the later thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

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Joseph R. Hartman Joins University of Missouri as Assistant Professor this Fall

Joseph R. Hartman, Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History fellow 2016-2017, will be joining the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies and Art History this Fall.

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Joseph R. Hartman: Alternate Revolutions: Reexamining Cuban Art History beyond 1959

Research Fellow Joseph R. Hartman presented his work on the panel “Alternate Revolutions: Reexamining Cuban Art History beyond 1959” organized by Abigail McEwen and Susanna Temkin with discussant Rachel Weiss for the College Arts Association 105th annual conference held in New York, NY (February 15-18). Hartman presented his work “Revolutions, Repetitions, and Prison Architecture in Machado’s Cuba, 1925-33.” His talk reexamined the formal qualities of modern prison architecture in Cuba and its relationship to the nation’s history of plantation slavery.

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Artist Gabriel Dawe

Gabriel Dawe Named Artist in Residence at Fairmont Dallas Hotel

The Fairmont Dallas announces the arrival of Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe as an invitational Artist-in-Residence at the Hotel. The announcement was jointly made by Jason Mehl, new Director of the Artist-in-Residence program.  Sculptor Mehl recently completed a six-month term as the Fairmont's Artist-in-Residence prior to being named Director of the program.    Established to support the local arts community, the Fairmont’s Artist-in- Residence program provides regional artists with a private studio space and a solo exhibition in the hotel’s contemporary gallery.

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Reports from the Dallas Museum of Art

Highlights of the exhibition México 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde; and information on the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery's new installation.

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Dallas Museum of Art Exhibitions, Events, & Upcoming Lectures

México 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde
March 12 - July 16, 2017

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery
Opening April 18, 2017

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
May 21-August 20, 2017

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Meadows Museum Exhibitions, Events, & Upcoming Lectures

Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera
March 12 - June 11, 2017

Picasso’s Dream and Lie of Franco: The Spanish Civil War in Print
April 2 - July 2, 2017

Lecture: The Impact of Titian’s Painterly Technique on Velázquez,
May 5, 6:00 p.m.

Lecture Series: The Global Art Community: A 17th Century Phenomenon,
June 8 - 29, 6:00 p.m.

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Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibitions & Programs

Wisdom of Compassion: The Art and Science of Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917-2002)
Closing June 11, 2017

Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
Closing June 25, 2017

Artist Talk: Henri Scars Struck
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist Henri Scars Struck in conversation with Dr. Jacqueline Chao, Curator at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Divine Strings: The Sounds of the Mohan Veena and Tabla
Friday, May 19, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with Grammy Award-winning musician Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on the Mohan Veena, an instrument he created.

Illustrative Silk Painting with artist Mylan Nguyen
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Explore the art of painting on silk using illustration and watercolor techniques with local artist Mylan Nguyen.

Adventure Asia: Perspective
Saturday, Jun 03, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Kimbell Art Museum Programs & Lectures

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
March 26-June 25, Exhibition

From the “Three Strides” to Dharmic Order: Vishnu in Hindu Art - Steven E. Lindquist
Wednesday, May 3, 12:30 pm, Lecture

A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection -Susan Behrends Frank
Saturday, May 13, 10:30 am, Lecture

A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection
May 14 - August 13, Exhibition

Monet Before Monet - Joachim Pissarro
Friday, June 16, 6 pm, Lecture

Vienna 1900: Redefining Portraiture in the Age of Angst - Alessandra Comini
Friday, June 23, 6 pm, Lecture

Georges Braque: Within Reach of the Hand - Karen Wilkin
Friday, July 7, 6 pm, Lecture

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Exhibitions and Events

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
June 3 - September 3, 2017

Gallery Talk with Kevin Vogel
April 27, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Artist Talk with Ellen Carey
June 15, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Party on the Porch
September 23, 6:00 - 10 p.m.

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University of Dallas Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery Presents ‘View from the Art Village: 50-Year Retrospective’

In celebration of 50 years of graduate studies at the University of Dallas, the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery presents View from the Art Village: 50-Year Retrospective, an exhibition that features more than 40 alumni artists of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts. Promising exciting work from stalwart artists such as Bob Nunn, Linnea Glatt, Roberto Munguia, and Ann Stautberg, among many more, this exhibition features some of North Texas’ most prominent artists, whose works have been featured in museums, galleries, churches and convents around the world. The exhibit will remain open through Saturday, April 29.

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Islamic Art Revival Series Exhibition

IARS Women’s Invitational Exhibition 2017 presented the work of ten minority women practicing in the United States as first generation artists. This exhibition focused on the work of these women artists who create art work which not only reflects, the strong bond to their own heritage but the experience of living in the USA, their new permanent home, and how this experience has influenced the work they are presenting now.

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COMCOL Annual Conference Call for Papers

The Guardians of Contemporary Collecting and Collections - working with (contested) collections and narratives. Umeå, Sweden, December 5-9, 2017

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