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Paintings Conservation Studio, Dallas Museum of Art

Fellows’ visit to the DMA Conservation Studio

By invitation


Jackson Pollock, Number 14, 1951, Tate Liverpool

Colloquium, Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
By invitation


ATEC Watering Hole with Dr. David McPhail, O’Donnell Institute Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science

At UT Dallas, ATEC 3.209
Open to UT Dallas affiliates


Workshop Talk: Mark Rosen, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

“The Poitiers Stone and the Cartographers of Europe”
At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas–Fort Worth art historians


Kneeling female figure with bowl and child
,late 19th or early 20th century, Dallas Museum of Art
The Clark and Frances Stillman Collection of Congo Sculpture, gift of Eugene and Margaret McDermott

Fellows’ visit to the DMA African galleries

By invitation


Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of the Magi, after 1555, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

Fellow’s Object Talk: Kristine Larison on Jacopo Bassano’s Adoration of the Magi at the Kimbell Art Museum

By invitation


Rogier van der Weyden, Saint George and the Dragon, c. 1435, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Workshop Talk: Sarah Kozlowski, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

“Jan van Eyck’s Saint George and the Dragon between Bruges and Naples”
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas–Fort Worth art historians


László Moholy–Nagy, Kinetic–constructive system, 1922

Workshop Talk: Charissa Terranova, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History


At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas–Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk: Nancy Bell, The National Archives, UK

“A Vision for Heritage Science”
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas–Fort Worth art historians


Norman H. Tennent

Workshop Talk: Professor Norman H. Tennent, University of Amsterdam

“Slow but sure--a good motto for conservation science?”
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


John Wilcox, Land(Scape), 1992

Opening at The Wilcox Space: John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs II

The second of a two-part installation curated by Sarah Kozlowski and Ben Lima
The Wilcox Space, 824 Exposition Boulevard, no. 9, Dallas
Open to the public


Jan van Eyck, Annunciation Diptych, c. 1433-1435, Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

O’Donnell Institute Symposium

Diptychs, Triptychs, and Polyptychs, from the Middle Ages to Modernity
At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas
Space is limited; attendees must RSVP


Johannes Vermeer, Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, c. 1670–72, © The Leiden Collection, New York

Fellows’ viewing of Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting at the DMA


By invitation


Auguste Rodin, The Age of Bronze, c. 1876, Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection.
Photo David Heald, courtesy Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas.

The Art of Examination: Art Museums and Medical School Partnerships

At the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Chaired by Bonnie Pitman (Distinguished Scholar in Residence, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and Wendy Woon, The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education, MoMA
By Invitation


Constantin Brancusi, The Kiss (Le Baiser), 1907-08 (cast before 1914). Plaster. Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas.

Plaster: Medium and Process

A panel discussion presented in collaboration with the Nasher Sculpture Center
At the Nasher Sculpture Center
Open to the public


View toward the dome of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Workshop Talk: Carolyn Brown, Photographer

“Istanbul: ‘Sensations of Light’”
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


John Wilcox, Paradise, 1989,
Courtesy of David Wilcox and Barry Whistler Gallery.

Fall Reception at the Wilcox Space

The Wilcox Space
By invitation


Re-Imagining Leonardo. Leonardo Journal was founded 50 years ago. This year ARTECA is being launched as a platform for experimental publishing for the art science technology community.

Workshop Talk: Roger Malina, Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair, UT Dallas, PhD students Chaz Lilly and Poe Johnson

Leonardo Journal 50th Anniversary: the Future of History and the Future of Publishing
At UT Dallas, ATEC 2.705
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Residence of Charles Dee Mitchell

Fellows’ visit to the collection of Charles Dee Mitchell

By invitation


Bonifacio Bembo, Portrait of Francesco Sforza, 1460, tempera on panel, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

*All Available Spaces Have Been Filled

Workshop Talk: Dr. Timothy McCall, Associate Professor of Art History and Co-Director of Gender & Women’s Studies, Villanova University

“Fashionable Diplomacy in Renaissance Italy”
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Paris Opera House, ca 1900-40. Vienna Opera House, ca 1880.

What makes a cultural capital? Paris versus Vienna: A conversation with Alessandra Comini and Richard Brettell

Dr. Alessandra Comini, Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, Southern Methodist University; Dr. Richard Brettell, O’Donnell Institute Founding Director
At the Dallas Museum of Art
Open to the public


Study for Medea, here attributed to Agostino Carracci, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi.

Workshop Talk: Dr. Mary Vaccaro, Professor, UT Arlington

Connossieurship and the study of Old Master drawings
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Sculptural Portrait of Yang Lianzhenjia and Its Attendants, second half of the 13th century, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Workshop Talk: Dr. Qing Chang, Research Curator, Crow Collection of Asian Art

Fashioning Self-Portrait Leads Iconoclasm: The Portrait Image of Yang Lianzhenjia and Its Reception in the Yuan (1271-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) Periods
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Nicole Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark of European Painting and Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art

Workshop Talk: Nicole Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of Painting and Sculpture, DMA

“Explore the European Art Galleries with Nicole Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark of European Painting and Sculpture”
At the Dallas Museum of Art
By invitation


Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples on a Sideboard, 1900–1906, Dallas

Fellow’s Object Talk: Fabienne Ruppen on Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples on a Sideboard at the DMA

By invitation


Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait, 1956, Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth

O’Donnell Institute/Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Symposium

The School of London: Diaspora and Pictorial Trauma in Auerbach, Bacon, Freud, Kitaj, and Kossoff
O’Donnell Institute/Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Symposium
At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas and the Research Center at the DMA
Open to the public
Details forthcoming


Chen Rong, Nine Dragons Scroll (Detail), 1244. Ink and touches of red on paper. 46.3 x 1096.4 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Francis Gardner Curtis Fund, 17.1697.

Workshop Talk: Dr. Jacqueline Chao, Curator of Asian Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art

Chen Rong’s Nine Dragons scroll and the history of Chinese ink dragon painting
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the Dallas Museum of Art

Area Art History Faculty Reception

At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas and the Research Center at the DMA
By invitation


An early Islamic wall plaque from Samarra, Iraq (9th century). Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin.

Dr. Julian Henderson, Professor and Chair of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

The glories of Islamic glass – new insights into production, trade and specialization along the Middle Eastern Silk Road
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Giovanni di Paolo, detail of the Branchini Madonna, 1427, tempera and gold leaf on panel, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena.

Workshop Talk: Dr. Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum

Giovanni di Paolo. The 20th Century Rediscovery of a Sienese Renaissance Painter
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


A 17th/18th Century Venetian goblet. The corrosion rate is very slow (a nanometer per day) but over the centuries has led to the development of a fine network of surface cracks and some catastrophic mechanical failure.

Workshop Talk: Dr. David McPhail, O’Donnell Institute Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science

Using surface science and surface analysis to understand (and hopefully ameliorate) ultra-slow corrosion processes in works of art
At UT Dallas, BSB 13.685
By invitation


Michelangelo Buonarotti, Manuscript of Sonnet 5 with self-portrait, c. 1509–1510, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

O’Donnell Institute Symposium

Artists’ Writings on Materials and Techniques
Open to the public