Programs

The O’Donnell Institute is dedicated to fostering intellectual creativity, exchange, and collaboration. Join us for these upcoming events.



Roman floor mosaic depicting Tethys and sea creatures, excavated at Antioch. Collection of the Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA.

WORKSHOP TALK


Dr. Elizabeth Molacek, Curatorial Fellow, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

(Re) Discovering Roman Mosaics: The Harvard Tethys Project

Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA




John Wilcox, Atomic Thunderbird, 1980, acrylic on canvas

WILCOX SPACE RELAUNCH


An opening of an exhibition of the work of Liz Trosper, curated by John Pomara

Open to the public

At the The Wilcox Space, 824 Exposition Ave., No. 9, Dallas





LAUNCH PARTY


Athenaeum Review launch party

Join us to celebrate the premiere issue of Athenaeum Review, a new publication from the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities, sponsored by the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, featuring essays, reviews and interviews on art and culture. Issue 1 includes contributions from O’Donnell Institute Director Rick Brettell, Associate Professor Charissa Terranova, and Research Fellow Paul Galvez. Visit the Athenaeum Review website.

Open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

At Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd. Ste. 1009B, Dallas, 75230, 214-484-4289


RSVP for this event here.


PANEL DISCUSSION


Athenaeum Review: The Future of Criticism

Athenaeum Review aims to foster a continuing intellectual conversation with the general educated public. A panel discussion with contributors to Issue 1 will address the present public prospects for criticism in the arts and humanities.

An exhibition devoted to the work of Tracy Hicks will be on view in the gallery.

Open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

At the SP/N Gallery, UT Dallas, 3020 Stewart Dr., Richardson, 75080

RSVP for this event here.





Jean (Hans) Arp, Human Concentration, 1934, Marble, 13 ¼ x 16 x 15 ½ in. (33.7 x 40.6 x 39.4 cm) © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

GALLERY TALK


Fellows’ visit to The Nature of Arp with Catherine Craft, Curator, Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nature of Arp

By invitation

At the Nasher Sculpture Center




Illustration by Lucy Dilamore, 2014, inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper"

WORKSHOP TALK


Dr. Hansong Dan, EODIAH ISAAC Senior Fellow

The Yellow Wallpaper Stares Back: A Visual Re-reading of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (and if possible, Vernon Lee)

Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA




György Kepes, Sunburst Mosaic adorning the Saint Jude Catholic Chapel at 1521 Main Street, Dallas, TX, 1968

SYMPOSIUM

György Kepes’s Vision + Values Series and the Origins of Cybernetic Art

Artist and impresario György Kepes was a renaissance man and shapeshifter of modernism. Prior to an almost thirty-year career as professor at MIT 1947-1974, he lived in North Texas, making lifelong connections here and leaving a trail of fascinating art and design projects. Join us for a discussion about the man and his penchant for uniting disparate minds through curating, directing the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, and editing hybrid art-and-science books, such as the groundbreaking Vision + Values Series. Audience participation is encouraged. This event is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Edith O’Donnell Institute for Art History, and the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Registration required. Register here.

Symposium Schedule of Events





PRIVATE COLLECTION TOUR


Fellows’ visit to the Seventeenth Century Collection of Alan M May

By invitation

At the May residence




Paul Cézanne, Rocks at the Seashore, 1865-1866, 9 × 13 in (22.86 × 33.02 cm), Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Sam Salz.

WORKSHOP TALK


Dr. Paul Galvez, EODIAH Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, MA Curriculum Coordinator

Violence and Impressionism: the case of early Cézanne

Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA




Günther Förg, Color Field, 1986, Acrylic on wood, 80 x 200 cm, 31 ½ x 78 ¾ in. Private collection.

PUBLIC LECTURE


Dr. Gregory H. Williams, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Boston University

“No Quotations: Günther Förg in the Context of the Long 1980s”

Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians

At the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art




Inquiries Contact