Programs

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



Carolyn Brown, Interior Dome at Haram esh-Sharif, Old City of Jerusalem, 1990

RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION






CAROLYN BROWN A Retrospective

Curated by Lauren LaRocca

Dallas-based artist Carolyn Brown is featured in a retrospective look at a lifetime of documentary photography in the Middle East, Latin America, and Texas.

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




Ex-voto to Saint Francis of Assisi (Ex-voto à Saint François d'Assise), attributed to Antonio Orsini, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris

WORKSHOP TALK




Ittai Weinryb, Bard Graduate Center

That Moment of Complexity

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





PRIVATE COLLECTION TOUR




Fellows’ visit to the collection of Elizabeth Boeckman

At the Boeckman residence

By invitation




Metal-alloy mosque lamp base. Eleventh Century, Almohad, Qarawiyyīn Mosque, Fez Morocco. Photo Credit: Ali Alibhai

WORKSHOP TALK




Dr. Ali Alibhai, EODIAH Lecturer

From Sound to Light: The Symbolic Transformation of Medieval Maghribi Bell-Lamps

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




(L) Friedrich Kaulbach, Portrait of Elisabet Ney with Bust of King George V of Hanover, 1860
(R) Beedi Jalaile, Omkara, 2006

REPORTS FROM O'DONNELL INSTITUTE GRADUATE FELLOWS MADHAVI BISWAS & JACQUELYN DELIN




Madhavi Biswas, Othello in Bollywood: Songs and Dances in Omkara

Jacquelyn Delin, Modeling Fame, a Closer Look at the Work of Sculptor Elisabet Ney

At UT Dallas, ATEC 2.705

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




Berthe Morisot

STUDY DAY & SYMPOSIUM




Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

Presented in partnership with the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History and The Dallas Museum of Art, a two-day event exploring the life and work of Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot.

At The Dallas Museum of Art

Tickets required




Najla El Zein, Lebanese, b.1983, Seduction, 2018, Sandstone, Dallas Museum of Art, Discretionary Decorative Arts Fund, 2018.38.A-B

WORKSHOP TALK




Sarah Schleuning, Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Dallas Museum of Art

Thoughts on Design

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



Ronald Lockett, Awakening, 1996, tin, metal grate, and nails on wood. Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Foundation. Photo by Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio.

GALLERY TALK




Katherine Brodbeck, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art

American Landscape(s): Broadening the Contemporary Collection at the DMA

At The Dallas Museum of Art, Chilton I Gallery

By invitation




European man and woman, the main hall of Sukiasian House, mid-17th century, Isfahan, Iran

REPORTS FROM O'DONNELL INSTITUTE GRADUATE FELLOWS VIRGINIA CURRY & FATEMEH TASHAKORI




Virginia Curry, “Causarum Cognitio”: The Architecture, Collections and Social Agency of American Athenaea. Three Case Studies: Redwood, Boston and Caltech

Fatemeh Tashakori, The Invisible Foreigner: The Westerner as the Eroticized Other in Persian Arts since the 17th Century

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




(L) William H. Johnson, Café, 1939-1940, oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.669
(R) Unknown photographer, Noguchi with his Energy Void, photographed in 1971 at the Noguchi Museum in Japan

REPORTS FROM VISITING ISAAC RESEARCH FELLOWS WEIYI WU & TING ZHANG




Weiyi Wu, Sculpting in between: A glimpse to the multifaceted American modernism

Ting Zhang, Twentieth-Century African American Art

At UT Dallas, ATC 3.225

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






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