New Research and Press from the O’Donnell Institute


Aspiring Animators Draw Inspiration from Brettell Winner’s Visit
UT Dallas News Center, November, 2023

Distinguished Art, Culture Historian Joins Bass School
UT Dallas News Center, September, 2023

UT Dallas, DMA Announce Partnership Celebrating Opening of New Athenaeum in Fall 2024
Dallas Innovates, April, 2023

The Dallas Museum of Art Joins the Striking $158 Million Cultural Arts Complex Coming to UT Dallas’ Evolving Campus
Paper City, April, 2023

UT Dallas pushes stronger focus on arts, culture with new $300M district
Richardson Community Impact, September, 2022

Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr. Athenaeum Begins New Era for UTD Arts
UT Dallas News Center, May, 2022

Witness a lost city through the eye of Carolyn Brown
Dallas Morning News, November 2021

New Research

Sarah K. Kozlowski. Portable Panel Paintings at the Angevin Court of Naples: Mobility and Materiality in the Trecento Mediterranean. (Brepols, 2022).

Jacquelyn Delin McDonald. "The “Sculptress Phenomenon,” Statuary Hall, and Elisabet Ney." Capitol Dome. Volume 59. Winter 2022.

Sarah K. Kozlowski, “Trecento Panel Painting between the Courts of Naples and Hungary: a hypothesis for Simone Martini’s Saint Ladislaus and a painting of Christ on the Cross,” Convivium: Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean VI:2 (November 2019).

Elpida Vouitsis, "Teuraheimata a Potoru: An Unfinished Portrait," in Paul Gauguin's Teuraheimata a Potoru: A Rediscovery (New York: Jill Newhouse Gallery, September 2019), pp. 20-45.

Sarah K. Kozlowski, Nuove ricerche sull’arte del Quattrocento a Napoli / New Research on Art in Fifteenth-Century Naples, special issue of Predella 43-44 (2019), co-edited with Adrian Bremenkamp.

Sarah K. Kozlowski, “Jan van Eyck’s Saint George and the Dragon between Bruges and Naples,” Predella 43-44 (2019): 155-174 and plates LXXV-LXXXI.

Joseph R. Hartman. Dictator's Dreamscape: How Architecture and Vision Built Machado's Cuba and Invented Modern Havana. (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).

Ellen K. Levy and Charissa N. Terranova, Eds. D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's Generative Influences in Art, Design, and Architecture: From Forces to Forms, (forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press, 2019).

Charissa N. Terranova. Biology in the British Bauhaus: Morphogenic Modernism in Art, Science, and Design, (forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press, 2019).

Charissa N. Terranova and Meredith Tromble, Eds. Biotechne: Interthinking Art, Science, and Design, Bloomsbury Press, (01/22/2019-present).

Mark Rosen. “As the World Turns: Revisiting Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s Lost Wheel Map in Siena,” Art and Experience in Early Renaissance Italy, edited by Holly Flora and Sarah Wilkins (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018).

Elpida Vouitsis. "Pissarro et Gauguin: un maître et un élève à Nantes," in Nantes, 1886. Le scandale impressionniste, exh. cat. (Paris: Éditions Le Passage, 2018): pp. 60-77.

Benjamin Lima. “The Chapel.” In Francisco Moreno: Chapel. Exhibition catalog, Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas (2018).
Exhibition links:
Francisco Moreno - The Chapel (video)
Francisco Moreno at Erin Cluley Gallery
Francisco Moreno at Erin Cluley Gallery, installation shots

Bonnie Pitman. "Pharma Art - Abstract Medication in the Work of Beverly Fishman." Journal of the American Medical Association Volume 319, Number 4 (Jan 2018): 326-328.

Sarah K. Kozlowski. "Toward a History of the Trecento Diptych: Format, Materiality, and Mobility in a Corpus of Diptychs from Angevin Naples." Forthcoming in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte (2018).

John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs, with essays by Sarah Kozlowski and Benjamin Lima (The Ioannes Project/The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, 2018).

Joseph R. Hartman. Inclusion in The Cuban Matrix, Torrance Art Museum. (September 2017).

Allan Antliff. "Pedagogical Subversion: The “Un-American” Graphics of Kevin Pyle. SubStance 46, no. 2 (2017): 95-109.

Debra J. DeWitte. "Drawings on View in State-funded Venues and Artists’ Societies in Paris, 1860-90: A Data-driven Study. (2017).

Jacopo Gnisci. "Crosses from Ethiopia at the Dallas Museum of Art: An Overview." African Arts Vol. 51, No. 4, (2018): 48–55.

Jacopo Gnisci. "Towards a Comparative Framework for Research on the Long Cycle in Ethiopic Gospels: Some Preliminary Observations." Aethiopica 20 (2017): 1 – 37.

Bonnie Pitman.  “The Art of Examination: Medical School and Art Museum Partnerships,” San Antonio Medicine (July 2017).

Fabienne Ruppen. “Paul Cézanne’s Loose Sheets in the Kupferstichkabinett of the Kunstmuseum Basel,” The Hidden Cézanne. From Sketchbook to Canvas, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel, ed. Anita Haldemann: Prestel (2017): 220–231.

Bonnie Pitman.  “The Art of Examination: Art Museums and Medical School Partnerships Forum Report,” (2016).


In the Media

Spalding To Receive 2021 Richard Brettell Award in the Arts
UT Dallas News, November 2021

Photographer Pictures UTD as New Home for Collection
UT Dallas News, March 2021

UT Dallas Mourns Loss of Philanthropist, Arts Patron Edith O’Donnell
UT Dallas News, November 2020

Why We Need To Make Rick Brettell’s Dream of a Museum of Texas Art a Reality
D Magazine, July 2020

Supporters’ Significant Planned Gift for Student Travel at UT Dallas Honors Dr. Richard Brettell
July 2020

'José Sacal: Un Mexican Universal' collection finds home at UTD
The Mercury, September 2022

Art In Conversation: Richard Brettell with David Carrier
The Brooklyn Rail, May 2020

Dr. Richard Brettell Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 2020

Brettell Named to Hermitage Museum Foundation Board
November 21, 2019, UT Dallas News Center

Can you train your brain to work better?
Bonnie Pitman leads an observational exercise for WFAA Channel 8's Verify program. (Segment begins at 3:42)

University Names New Director of Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
April 1, 2019, UT Dallas News Center

Il ministro Bonisoli a Capodimonte: qui tutti gli asset strategici per il rilancio del Sud
February 8, 2019, Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali (Italian)

Large Asian Art Collection Donated to University of Texas at Dallas
January 24, 2019, New York Times

UT Dallas acquires Crow Museum of Asian Art, advancing its place in the region’s arts scene
January 24, 2019, Dallas Morning News

Crow Family Gives Complete Asian Art Collection, $23 Million to UT Dallas
January 24, 2019, UT Dallas News Center

Acquisitions of the Month: November 2018; University of Texas at Dallas: The Barrett Collection of Swiss art
December 7, 2018, Apollo: The International Art Magazine

The Wilcox Space Rebooted: A Conversation With Liz Trosper About Art and Technology
November 24, 2018, Glasstire

Family Makes Largest Gift to University in History
November 12, 2018, The Mercury, UT Dallas

Dallas school given largest collection of Swiss art outside of Switzerland: The University of Texas at Dallas is building its first museum to house the gift
November 2, 2018, The Art Newspaper, International

'In one stroke,' UT Dallas dramatically expands its horizons with a major gift of rare art and a new museum
November 2, 2018, Dallas News

Barrett Collection Gift Expands Canvas for University’s Art Aspirations: Largest Donation in UT Dallas' History Will Change Landscape of Arts on Campus
November 2, 2018, UT Dallas News Center

The World’s Largest Collection of Swiss Art is Moving To UTDs
November 2, 2018, D Magazine

Dallas Innovators: Bonnie Pitman Does Something New Every Day
October 10, 2018, Dallas Innovates

New York Review of Books
LXIV:18, November 23, 2017

TG Campania Edizione: EODIAH and Capodimonte Naples Symposium
October 17, 2017, RaiNews/TGR, (Italian, segment begins at 8:49)

Capodimonte, chiuso il convegno internazionale sulle città portuali
October 14, 2017, Il Mattino, (Italian)

A Capodimonte nel 2018 il Centro studi sulle città portuali
October 14, 2017, La Reppublica, (Italian)

New York Review of Books
LXIV:12, July 13, 2017

Want to Find New Audiences? Keep Trying New Things
June 22, 2017, Bonnie Pitman for Zócalo Public Square

Universities partner with Dallas Museum of Art to teach medical students importance of empathy
May 20, 2017, Dallas Morning News

Pissarro in Eragny: Nature regained at Musée du Luxembourg
curated by Richard Brettell and Joachim Pissarro
March 2017, Musée du Luxembourg

How an Aesthete’s Eye Can Help a Doctor’s Hand
October 30, 2016, New York Times

Hilliard University Art Museum Announces Dr. Richard Brettell as Guest Lecturer for the Second Annual Bienvenu Lecture Series
March 2016, Hilliard University Art Museum


Press Releases

The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian art, together with $23 Million in Support Funding, is donated to The University of Texas at Dallas
January 24, 2019, The University of Texas at Dallas

Napoli, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in un contesto mondiale
October 6, 2017, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, (Italian)

Famed Landscape Architect to Receive First Brettell Award in the Arts
April 2017, UTD News Center

O'Donnell Art History Institute Launches New Online Resource
October 2016, UTD News Center

University of Texas at Dallas to Inaugurate New Art History Research Institute with Gathering of International Scholars in Partnership with Dallas Museum of Art
October 2014, Dallas Museum of Art

In Memoriam: Richard R. Brettell

University Mourns Loss of Dr. Richard Brettell, Distinguished Professor, Arts Leader
UT Dallas, July 24, 2020

Dallas’ Rick Brettell, a critic, museum director and UTD rainmaker extraordinaire, dies at 71
Dallas Morning News, July 24, 2020

Statement from the Dallas Museum of Art on the Death of Richard R. Brettell
Dallas Museum of Art, July 24, 2020

Dallas Architecture Forum Tribute to Rick Brettell
July 24, 2020

Remembering Dallas Arts Leader Richard Brettell
KERA News, July 29, 2020

Richard Brettell, Impressionism Scholar Who Transformed Texas Art Scene, Has Died at 71
Artnews, July 29, 2020

Why Rick Brettell Was the Most Culturally 'Important' Man in Dallas
Dallas Morning News, July 30, 2020

Dr. Richard “Rick” Brettell (1949-2020)
Glasstire, July 24, 2020

FRAME Mourns the Passing of Its Founding Executive Director
FRAME, July 31, 2020

College Art Association of America, August, 2020

Standing Dignitary, c. AD 600–1000, Wari culture; South Coast, Peru, wood with shell-and-stone inlay and silver, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
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