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Anna Katherine Brodbeck moves to the Dallas Museum of Art

Anna Katherine Brodbeck, deputy curator at the Carnegie Museum of Art, has been named assistant curator for contemporary art at the Dallas Museum of Art. She will take up her functions in January 2017. At the Carnegie Museum of Art, Brodbeck collaborated with the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art to organise the first US retrospective on Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica. Brodbeck has also been an assistant curator at the Frick Collection, where she worked on exhibitions including “Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition” (2011). She was also an intern at the MoMA in New York, and an assistant at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Brodbeck has taught art history at New York University and Hunter...

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Dallas Museum of Art debuts New Arts of Africa Gallery

On 25 September 2015, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has celebrated the public opening of its new third-floor Arts of Africa Gallery. The museum’s Arts of Africa gallery is the first major redesign in nearly twenty years and the new space will feature more than 170 works from the museum’s African art collection. “The opening of the new Arts of Africa gallery offers a fresh perspective on the DMA’s exemplary collection,” said Maxwell Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director. “We are excited to present several works that have been recently acquired or off view for some time, and to welcome a broad public to learn about the rich heritage of sub-Saharan Africa.” The collection features art from the Songye and Luba cultures in Central Africa and the Yoruba and Edo (Benin kingdom) in West Africa. Representing and revealing the extraordinary diversity of sub-Saharan cultures and visual traditions, the gallery is installed in fived sections according to the themes of the art of governance, art in the cycle of life, decorative arts and design, the impact of trade and...

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Dallas Museum of Art appoints Melissa Fetter as chairman

Recent elections held by the Dallas Museum of Art’s board of trustees, in Texas, United States, resulted in the appointment of Melissa Fetter as chairman. Fetter joined the board in 2006, and has since served as Chair of the Development Committee, Chair of Art Ball, and Co-Chair of the Islamic Cultural Initiative, in addition to service on the Executive, Collections, and Learning and Engagement committees. She is to succeed Margot B. Perot, who was named chairman in 2013. The nominating committee, chaired by Deedie Rose, comprised Mary Cook, Jeremy Halbreich, Marguerite Hoffman, Debra Hunter Johnson, Catherine Rose, and museum president Walter B. Elcock. The elections also resulted in the continuation of Elcock as the museum’s president and Xuan-Thao Nguyen as the board’s secretary, as well as the appointment of Rose as vice president of the board and Susan Byrne Montgomery as treasurer. Eight new people were elected as three-year-term trustees: Victor Almeida, Lucilo Peña, Kelli Questrom, Gayle Stoffel, Elaine Agather, Barbara Durham, Tom Fagadau, and Carolyn Rathjen. Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the ten largest art museums in the United States. The museum’s global collection encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world...

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Dallas Museum of Art announces its 2015 Award recipients

The Dallas Museum of Art has announced its 2015 Awards to Artists. This year, ten artists received one of three awards: the Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award, the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award, and the Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant. The 2015 Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award has been awarded to Zoe Berg, Sagar Ramesh, Catherine Rigdon, and Narongsukchai Tintamusik; the 2015 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award to James Canales, Kelly Kroener, Brandon Nichols, Austin Queen; and the 2015 Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant to Stephen Lapthisophon and Lorraine Tady. Awards to Artists grants have been awarded to more than 270 recipients, many of whom have gone on to successful careers within North Texas and across the country. Over the years, the DMA has acquired works from many of the artists who have received awards from the DeGolyer, Kimbrough, and Dozier...

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“Art Everywhere” brings art to the public domain

New York, 9 April 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA). A host of American arts institutions have become involved in an innovative new project which aims to democratise art by bringing it out of its museum context and into the public environment. The five participating museums are: LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art); the Art Institute of Chicago; the Dallas Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.); and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York). The project is operating under the name “Art Everywhere”. The aim of the initiative is to introduce art into the American public domain through a campaign which has its foundations in interaction and which is ultimately constructed by the public. It takes inspiration from a similar project organised in the United Kingdom in 2013. Beginning this week, 100 works of art from the participating museums’ collections are to be available to view online for the public to select the works which they want to see on display. Following the selection, the fifty most popular works are to appear on 50,000 publicity panels around the country. The initiative boasts a great variety of works for the participants to choose from, dating from the 18th century to 2008. The final selection is to be unveiled on 20 June...

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