Last week, Dallas Museum of Art director Bonnie Pitman was profiled in The New York Times because of her pioneering work in what would seem simple enough — surveying museum visitors on how they look at the walls. But the seven-year research project, called The Framework for Engaging with Art study, went beyond ordinary demographics […]
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The NYTimes put out a special “Museums” section this morning with a sizable feature on Dallas Museum of Art director Bonnie Pitman. She’s been a pioneer in researching how to serve museum audiences — with her own book coming in June, Ignite the Power of Art: Advancing Visitor Engagement in Museum Experiences. The reorientation toward […]
Guest blogger Lanie DeLay is a Dallas-based artist and has recently been living and working in New York. Having been to the Dallas Museum of Art twice in the last couple of weeks, I have been reminded of Jerome Weeks’ recent post regarding the museum’s decision to end its free Thursday evenings. In particular, I […]
ART + MUSIC: Way back in July, we told you about a unique collaboration between the Dallas Museum of Art and UTD, in which UTD students created sound designs that represent works in the DMA collection. Tonight, the DMA will take another crack at audio interpretation with a concert called “Vocal Colors.” The idea is […]
The first U.S. retrospective of the major Belgian artist Luc Tuymans that is coming to the Dallas Museum of Art in June just opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The New York Times has a profile of Tuymans talking about his shock as a child learning that two of his uncles had […]
Westerners often see African art as ‘folk crafts’ — anyone made them. But according to Roslyn Adele Walker, the DMA’s senior curator of African art, that’s because early explorers weren’t interested in individual artists. There actually have been celebrated artists in Africa, and the DMA has one of our country’s leading collections of their work. The museum has just released a new, sumptuous book by Dr. Walker, showcasing the collection’s riches.
ALONG THE WATER’S EDGE: The Dallas Museum of Art has announced that it will stage “Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea” beginning April 25. The exhibition explores, “how modern and contemporary artists — from Childe Hassam and Edward Hopper to Willem De Kooning, Gerhard Richter and Catherine Opie — have drawn upon coastal landscapes as […]
“The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs” will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Art through Jan. 3. The show moves on to the Carnegie Museum of Art after that, though one of the pieces will eventually find its way back to the DMA. Rohlfs’ Corner Chair has been given to the museum by […]
The Dallas Museum of Art made two major-major hires in the spring this year, but both administrators didn’t actually arrive in town until September. So the DMA’s director, Bonnie Pitman, threw an eat-and-meet today — wisely waiting until after things died down elsewhere in the Arts District. This was the area media’s first chance to […]
THINK GLOBALLY, RECORD LOCALLY: “All I knew was that I wanted to be a musician, and I wanted to skip the step of paying other people to record,” Fort Worth musician and sound engineer Zaq Bell says in reference to using a home recording studio. That’s the approach that more and more Fort Worth musicians […]