Posts Tagged 'She'

Friday Photos: Provocative Comparisons Part Two

Last week, Shannon introduced one of our 9×9 experimental programs, Provocative Comparisons.  On Saturday, I led our second Provocative Comparisons conversation focused on She, an onyx sculpture by Bosnian-French artist Bojan Šarčević, and The Icebergs, by American painter Frederick Church.  My conversation with two visitors while looking at these works of art was rather delightful, as we all shared our observations, questions, and ideas about these artworks.  I especially loved seeing new aspects of these artworks and new connections through the eyes of my partners.  What connections can you find between these two works of art?

Bojan Šarčević, She, 2010, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, 2011.4

Bojan Šarčević, She, 2010, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, 2011.4

Frederic Church, The Icebergs, 1861, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Norma and Lamar Hunt, 1979.28

Tomorrow, Nicole will lead Provocative Comparisons with two more works of art.  Below is a sneak peek…to see its counterpart, join Nicole on Saturday, July 30, at 3:00 or 7:00 p.m.

Rufino Tamayo, El Hombre, 1953, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association commission, Neiman-Marcus Company Exposition Funds, 1953.22

Melissa Nelson
Manager of Teaching in the Community

Friday Photos: Provocative Comparisons

Last weekend, the Museum launched an experimental summer program: 9×9.  For nine days in July, the Museum will stay open later than usual (until 9:00 p.m.) and will offer a variety of new and fun programs.  The program I am most excited about is Provocative Comparisons.  Offered on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Provocative Comparisons encourages participants to look closely, contemplate, and converse about two works of art in the collection.  Through these conversations, we begin to discover meaning and connections that tie these works of art together.

I led the first Provocative Comparisons session this past Saturday, and we looked at a Shield Cover and Shield in Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection, as well as Jackson Pollock’s Portrait and a Dream.  What connections can you find between these two works of art?

Shield Cover and Shield, Apsáalooke (Crow) people, Montana, ca. 1860, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Jackson Pollock, Portrait and a Dream, 1953, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Algur H. Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated, 1967.8

Join Melissa on July 23rd at 3:00 and 7:00 for the next installment of Provocative Comparisons.  To whet your appetite, here’s a preview of one of the works of art that will be discussed.  What work of art from the DMA’s collection would you compare with She?

Bojan Šarčević, She, 2010, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, 2011.4

Shannon Karol
Manager of Docent Programs and Gallery Teaching

Friday Photos: Silence and Time

She, Bojan Šarčević (Serbian, born 1974), 2010, Onyx, DMA, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund

Let me introduce She, a sculpture which will make its DMA debut on May 29 in the Silence and Time contemporary art exhibition.  Over the past week, I visited the DMA Web site at least a dozen times, and each time I encountered a detail image of this work.  It was not familiar to me.  With a little investigation, the case was quickly solved when I discovered that She is a recent acquisition.  The sculpture stands six feet and one-half inch tall and weighs more than a ton!  The side we see in the image is smooth and polished.  The opposite is rough and natural.  I wait with great anticipation to officially meet She, and spend a little time in silence contemplating its complexities, beauty, scale, and meaning.

Nicole Stutzman
Director of Teaching Programs and Partnerships


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