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

A View in the Garden, from J. C. Murphy, The Arabian Antiquities of Spain (London, 1815)


Dr. Heather Ecker, Marguerite S. Hoffman and Thomas W. Lentz Curator of Islamic and Medieval Art, Dallas Museum of Art

The First Congregational Mosque of Córdoba

Open to the public

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Open to the public.


Seeing with the Brain: Artists and Visual Impairment

Discover how artists like Claude Monet and Georgia O’Keeffe responded to a loss of sight and hear firsthand from a contemporary artist how visual impairment affects his work. Develop an understanding of the medical issues faced by artists with eye diseases and learn how multi-sensory encounters with art can enrich the experiences of both sighted and non-sighted learners.

Bonnie Pitman, Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History
Catherine Craft, Ph.D., Curator, Nasher Sculpture Center
Stephen Lapthisophon, Artist and Educator
Niraj Rama Nathan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center

About the Art and Health Series

This series presents the stories of artists who creatively respond to mental and physical health issues through their artwork. By creating dialogue between experts in the discipline of art and those in the field of medicine and health, these programs offer the opportunity to better understand the mind, the body and the resilience of people facing incredible challenges.

At the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Registration required. Free for Nasher members. Free for students with ID. $10 for Non-Members.

Brunetti, Francesca, Spaghetti, Silk printing, 2016.


Francesca Brunetti, EODIAH Fellow

The Incursions of the Southern Italian Woman into the Discourse of Man: A Drawing and Collage Project about Gender, Language, and Geography

An analysis of the identity of the southern Italian woman and the stereotypical way she is represented in media with reflections on the reconfiguration of her image.

At the Edith O'Donnell Institute, UT Dallas Arts and Technology Building, [ATEC] Room 2.705E.

Open to the public

Iconic ceremonial mask from the Sicán (Lambayeque) culture in the collection of the Arts of the Americas at the DMA. Unknown Maker, Sicán (Lambayeque) culture, Late Intermediate Period, 900-1100 CE. Gold, copper, and pigment, 1969.1.McD, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc. Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art.


Michelle Rich, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas

From Alaska to the Andes: Reinstalling the Arts of the Americas

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Open to the public

Marjaneh Goudarzi, Native American, 2019, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 60 inches.


In the Hands of the Paints

Marjaneh Goudarzi, Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
Curated By John Pomara

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

Open to the public

Gallery Hours

Shahshahani House, Isfahan, Iran, mid 19th Century


Fatemeh Tashakori, EODIAH Fellow

Diffusion of the Shameless Gaze: Propagation of European Prints in Nineteenth-century Qajar Iran

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Open to the public

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