Past O’Donnell Institute Programs

The O'Donnell Institute holds a number of lectures, symposia, and other programs each year.



2019


EODIAH FELLOW TALK

Fatemeh Tashakori, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas, Diffusion of the Shameless Gaze: Propagation of European Prints in Nineteenth-century Qajar Iran

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA



GALLERY TALK

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 DMA



SEMINAR TALK

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

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA



EODIAH FELLOW TALK

Francesca Brunetti, EODIAH Fellow, The Incursions of the Southern Italian Woman into the Discourse of Man: A Drawing, Printmaking, and Video Project about Gender, Language, and Geography.

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



EXHIBITION RECEPTION



Marjaneh Goudarzi, EODIAH Fellow

In the Hands of the Paints

Curated by John Pomara

Exhibition dates: October 25 - November 29

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



GALLERY TALK

Dr. Whitney Stewart, Assistant Professor of Historical Studies and Affiliate of the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas, Reading Slavery Into & Out of American Decorative Arts

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA



BRETTELL LECTURE

Dr. Richard Brettell, Founding Director, Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History, Cézanne in DFW

At The Dallas Museum of Art.



GALLERY TALK

Dr. Michael Thomas, Director, Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History

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



ATHENAEUM REVIEW ISSUE 3 EVENT

At UT Dallas JO 4.122.

At Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce St., Dallas



LECTURE

Justin Shubow, President, National Civic Art Society

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA



EODIAH FELLOW TALKS

Kent Boyer, EODIAH Fellow, Ekphrastic Poetry and Abstract Expressionism: “Why I Am Not A Painter” by Frank O’Hara 1956

Eman Al-Habashneh, EODIAH Fellow, A Relentless Quest for Identity

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



BRETTELL AWARDS IN THE ARTS LECTURE

Ambassador Jorge Alberto Lozoya, Recipient of the 2019 Brettell Awards in the Arts, The International Museum of the Baroque in Puebla, Mexico

At UT Dallas, Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center



LECTURE

Bonnie Pitman, EODIAH Distinguished Scholar in Residence; Director of Art-Brain Innovations, Center for BrainHealth, The Power of Observation - What color is your apple?

At the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth



EODIAH SCHOLAR LECTURE

Dr. Chen Jing, EODIAH Visiting Scholar, Art Photography, Documentary Photography and the Sociological Art in China

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA



EODIAH FELLOW TALKS

Jacquelyn Delin McDonald, EODIAH Fellow, When the Sitter is More "Important" than the Artist: Portrait Busts by Elisabet Ney

Patricia Stout, EODIAH Fellow, Aesthetics and Politics: Community-Based Art in Brazil

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



MA PRACTICUM WORKSHOP

Fatima Esmail, Communities and Shared Aesthetics-Inscriptions of Piety and Coptic Saints in Medieval Cairo (Fustat)

Marjaneh Goudarzi , Ludicrous Irony in Grace Hartigan’s 'Grand Street Brides'

Nausheen Hoosein, Triumphant Towers and Sites of Spolia in Almohad Spain and Morocco: The Case of the Sevillan Minaret

Harper Kennington, Sacred Materiality: Elaborate Chipped-Stone Artifacts of the Classic Maya

At UT Dallas Arts and Technology Building [ATEC] Room 2.705E


ATHENAEUM REVIEW ISSUE 2 EVENTS

Reception at UTD
Arts and Technology Building [ATEC] Room 2.800

Party at Deep Vellum Books



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


WORKSHOP TALK: Volker M. Welter, Professor of Art History, UC Santa Barbar

Reliving World War I in Southern California: Richard Neutra’s mid-20th century Domestic Architecture and the modern Landscape of War

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA


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


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


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


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


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


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


PRIVATE COLLECTION TOUR

Fellows’ visit to the collection of Elizabeth Boeckman

At the Boeckman residence


WORKSHOP TALK: Ittai Weinryb, Bard Graduate Center

That Moment of Complexity

At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA



2018


CAROLYN BROWN: A Retrospective

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



2018


ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATION

At The Wilcox Space
With Liz Trosper, John Pomara, and Danielle Avram, moderated by Ben Lima.


CONSERVATION SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM

At the Dallas Museum of Art
By Invitation


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

No Quotations: Günther Förg in the Context of the Long 1980s
At the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


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

Violence and Impressionism: the case of early Cézanne
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 Seventeenth Century Collection of Alan M May
By invitation


SYMPOSIUM

György Kepes’s Vision + Values Series and the Origins of Cybernetic Art
At UT Dallas Edith O’Donnell Institute for Art History and the Nasher Sculpture Center


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)
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


GALLERY TALK: The Nature of Arp

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


PANEL DISCUSSION: Athenaeum Review

Athenaeum Review: The Future of Criticism
At the SP/N Gallery, UT Dallas, 3020 Stewart Dr., Richardson, 75080
Open to the public


Athenaeum Review Launch Party

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
At Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd. Ste. 1009B, Dallas
Open to the public


WILCOX SPACE RELAUNCH

An opening of an exhibition of the work of Liz Trosper, curated by John Pomara
At the The Wilcox Space, 824 Exposition Ave., No. 9, Dallas
Open to the public


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

(Re) Discovering Roman Mosaics: The Harvard Tethys Project
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


WORKSHOP TALK: James Clifton, Blaffer Foundation

Where Art and Nature Play: The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation’s Cabinet of Curiosity at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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


Symposium

Intersections: Visual Cultures of Islamic Cosmopolitanism
A Collaboration between the O’Donnell Institute, Islamic Art Revival Series, a program of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation and Agha Khan Council in Dallas.
At UT Dallas, the Dallas Museum of Art, and Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano
Open to the public


Reports from O'Donnell Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows: Dr. Gao Xin on American Modernism and Dr. Liu Yi on American Landscape Painting

Dr. Gao Xin,The Art of Anamorphosis: Edward Hopper and the Culture of Modernity
Dr. Liu Yi, Americanness in Landscape Painting
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


Gallery Talk: Bonnie Pitman, UTD Distinguished Scholar in Residence; Director of Art/Brain Innovations, Center for BrainHealth; and EODIAH Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Art and Medicine Tour
At the Dallas Museum of Art
By invitation only


Reports from O'Donnell Institute Graduate Fellows: Jacob Crawford on Early Modern Playbook Title Pages and Brianni Nelson on New Media Race Humor

Jacob Crawford, Playing with Publishing: A Study of Early Modern Playbook Title Pages
Brianni Nelson, New Media Race Humor: Subversive Stereotypes via Instant Video Sharing
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


Gallery Talk: Dr. Whitney Stewart, Assistant Professor of Historical Studies, UT Dallas

Slave Cabins and the Making of the Ideal American Home
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


Public Lecture: Dr. Thomas Gaehtgens, Director, Getty Research Institute

Wilhelm von Bode and the American Danger: The Impact of Gilded Age American Collectors on Europe’s Artistic Patrimony
At the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art
Open to the public


Public Lecture: Dr. Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Chair of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Department of History of Art & Architecture and Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Picasso’s Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins and Creativity
At the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art
Open to the public


Gallery Preview: Fellows’ preview of Francisco Moreno: The Chapel and Accompanying Works with artist Francisco Moreno presented at Erin Cluley Gallery

At Erin Cluley Gallery
By invitation


Public Lecture: Dr. Yve-Alain Bois, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton

What’s with the bamboo stick? Matisse’s late drawing practice
At the Nasher Sculpture Center
Open to the public


Reports from O'Donnell Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows: Dr. Gao Xin on American Modernism and Dr. Liu Yi on American Landscape Painting

Dr. Gao Xin, From Mirror to Anamorphosis: The Transformation from Thomas Eakins to Edward Hopper

Dr. Liu Yi, Americanness in Landscape Painting
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


Workshop Talk: Dr. Sarah Kozlowski, EODIAH Assistant Director and Dr. Elizabeth Ranieri, EODIAH Research Coordinator

An art history of great port cities: the O’Donnell Institute’s new research center in Naples
At UT Dallas, ATEC 2.705
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Gallery Talk: Bonnie Pitman, UTD Distinguished Scholar in Residence; Director of Art/Brain Innovations, Center for BrainHealth; and EODIAH Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Power of Observation
At the Dallas Museum of Art
By invitation only


Workshop Talk: Dr. Mark Rosen, Associate Professor, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, UT Dallas

The Production of Space in Leonardo da Vinci’s Plan of Imola
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in the Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk: Dr. Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Barbara

Photography after Photography: Gender, Genre, History
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in the Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Reports from O'Donnell Institute graduate fellows: Aditi Samarth on Hindu cremation rituals and Fatemeh Tashakori on Reverse orientalism in Persian art.

Aditi Samarth, The Survival of Hindu Cremation Myths and Rituals in 21st-Century Practice: Three Contemporary Case Studies
Fatemeh Tashakori, Reverse Orientalism: The Westerner as the Eroticized Other in Persian Arts since the 17th Century
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in the Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Symposium

Rethinking Form in Latin American Literature and Visual Art
At UT Dallas, ATC 3.225
Open to the public



2017


Center for Brain Health Special Lecture
Bonnie Pitman, UTD Distinguished Scholar in Residence

The Art of Observation
At UTD's Center for Brain Health, in the Ellipse at the Brain Performance Institute, 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75235.

Open to the public; registration required.


Workshop Talk
Edleeca Thompson, UTD Fellow

African Art on View: Mediating Transnational Histories in Four Metropolitan Museums
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art

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


Looking Below the Surface: Working Methods of Zurbarán, Velázquez, and Murillo


Co-sponsored by The Meadows Museum and the O’Donnell Institute
At The Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas

Open to the public and free with advanced registration. To register, please call 214.768.8587.


Open House for prospective MA students


At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA

Open to the public


Workshop Talk
Sabiha Al Khemir, Senior Advisor for Islamic Art, Dallas Museum of Art and the Distinguished Scholar of Islamic Art in Residence, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History


Fellows’ visit to the Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery at the DMA
At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA

By invitation


Workshop Talk
Dr. Herbert Kessler, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University


The Meaning of Stained Glass as a Material
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


Workshop Talk
Rebecca Quinn Teresi, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University


Immaculacy and (Im)Purity in the Spanish Baroque
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


Eighth Quadrennial Italian Renaissance Sculpture Conference, Washington, D.C.



EODIAH co-sponsored with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Sessions chaired by:

Sarah Kozlowski, Assistant Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, The University of Texas at Dallas

Victor Coonin, Rhodes College

Sally J. Cornelison, Syracuse University

John Paoletti, Wesleyan University

William Wallace, Washington University in St. Louis

Elizabeth Cropper, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

Shelley Sturman, National Gallery of Art

Emily Pegues, National Gallery of Art


Workshop Talk
Dr. Zhou Xian, UT Dallas Senior Research Fellow

On Wang Guangyi and his series “The Great Criticism: Coca Cola”
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art

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


Fellows’ visit to Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

With Claire Barry, Director of Conservation at the Kimbell Museum of Art and Mark Roglán, Director of the Meadows Museum
At The Meadows Museum

By invitation


Fellows’ visit to the collection of Tom and Jeanne Campbell

By invitation


Fellows’ visit to the DeGolyer Library

With Anne Peterson, Curator of Photographs, Southern Methodist University
At the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
By invitation


Workshop Talk
William Howze, Nonsuch Projects

The Picture Chase: Acquiring and licensing images for art history publications
At The Warehouse
By invitation


Fellows Tour

Fellows' visit to Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades
At The Warehouse
By invitation


Workshop Talk
Dr. Elpida Vouitsis, UTD Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Double-talker: Paul Gauguin
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk
Dr. Joseph R. Hartman, UT Dallas Fellow

Cuba Incarcerated: The Historic Vision of Cuban Prison Architecture
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk
Dr. Michael Corris, Professor of Art, Southern Methodist University

Leaving Skull City: The Afterlife of (Some) Conceptual Art
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts

Peter Walker, Landscape Architect and the First Recipient of the Richard Brettell Award in the Arts at The University of Texas at Dallas
Schedule of Events
Open to the public
Read more in The Dallas Morning News article here.


Workshop Talk
Leslie Reid, UT Dallas Fellow

Edward Larrabee Barnes’ Dallas Museum of Art: An Architectural Tour
At the Visitor Services Desk in The Dallas Museum of Art

Tour has reached capacity and is currently closed.


Workshop Talk
Dr. Allan Antliff, UT Dallas Research Fellow

The Unknown Man Ray: Anarchism, Formalism, Dada
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Collection Tour

Fellows’ visit to the collection of James Ledbetter
At private residence
By invitation only


Workshop Talk
Natalie J. Ring, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Dallas

Painting on the Inside: Outsider Art in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola
At UT Dallas, ATEC 2.705
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk
Dr. Allan Antliff, UT Dallas Research Fellow

Pedagogical Subversion: The ‘Un-American’ Graphics of Kevin C. Pyle
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


O’Donnell Institute Symposium

Artists’ Writings on Materials and Techniques
Open to the public
Please RSVP


Workshop Talk
Poe Johnson, UT Dallas Fellow

The Great Chain of Being Black: Images of the Lynched Black Body as Participatory Fandom
At UT Dallas, ATEC 2.705
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk
Robyn Hodgkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Trinity University

A closer look at modern and contemporary oil paint formulations
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Gallery Talk
Jessica Harden, Director of Exhibition and Museum Design, The Dallas Museum of Art

Exhibition and Museum Design at The Dallas Museum of Art
At The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk
Dr. Adam Herring, Chair of Art History, Southern Methodist University

Turntable: Inca Cuzco’s ‘Terrace of Leisure’
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk
Dr. Jacopo Gnisci, UT Dallas Fellow

A Passion without passion? Holy Week in Ethiopian manuscript painting (1270-1527)
At The O’Donnell Institute Research Center in The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Symposium: Talavera and Ceramic Connections: East Asia, West Asia, and the Americas

At The Crow Collection of Asian Art and The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to the public



2016


Workshop Talk: Dr. David McPhail, O’Donnell Institute Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science

At UT Dallas, BSB 13.685
Using surface science and surface analysis to understand (and hopefully ameliorate) ultra-slow corrosion processes in works of art
By invitation


O’Donnell Institute Lecture with Philippe de Montebello

The Multiple Lives of Works of Art
At The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to the public
Please RSVP to Pierrette Lacour [email protected]


Workshop Talk: Dr. Davide Gasparotto, Senior Curator of Paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum

Giovanni di Paolo. The 20th Century Rediscovery of a Sienese Renaissance Painter
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


Dr. Julian Henderson, Professor and Chair of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

The glories of Islamic glass – new insights into production, trade and specialization along the Middle Eastern Silk Road
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


Area Art History Faculty Reception

At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas and the Research Center at the DMA
By invitation


Workshop Talk: Dr. Jacqueline Chao, Curator of Asian Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art

Chen Rong’s Nine Dragons scroll and the history of Chinese ink dragon painting
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


O’Donnell Institute/Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Symposium

The School of London: Diaspora and Pictorial Trauma in Auerbach, Bacon, Freud, Kitaj, and Kossoff
O’Donnell Institute/Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies Symposium
At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas and the Research Center at the DMA
Open to the public
Details forthcoming


Workshop Talk: Allan Antliff, O’Donnell Institute Research Fellow, UT Dallas

“Clyfford Still on the Margins of Anarchy”

At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Fellow’s Object Talk: Fabienne Ruppen on Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples on a Sideboard at the DMA

By invitation


Workshop Talk: Nicole Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of Painting and Sculpture, DMA

At The Dallas Museum of Art
“Explore the European Art Galleries with Nicole Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark of European Painting and Sculpture”
By invitation


Workshop Talk: Dr. Qing Chang, Research Curator, Crow Collection of Asian Art

At the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA

Fashioning Self-Portrait Leads Iconoclasm: The Portrait Image of Yang Lianzhenjia and Its Reception in the Yuan (1271-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) Periods
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk: Dr. Mary Vaccaro, Professor, UT Arlington

Connossieurship and the study of Old Master drawings
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


What makes a cultural capital? Paris versus Vienna: A conversation with Alessandra Comini and Richard Brettell

Dr. Alessandra Comini, Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, Southern Methodist University; Dr. Richard Brettell, O’Donnell Institute Founding Director
At The Dallas Museum of Art
Open to the public


Workshop Talk: Dr. Timothy McCall, Associate Professor of Art History and Co-Director of Gender & Women’s Studies, Villanova University

“Fashionable Diplomacy in Renaissance Italy”
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


Fellows’ visit to the collection of Charles Dee Mitchell

By invitation


Workshop Talk: Roger Malina, Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair, UT Dallas, PhD students Chaz Lilly and Poe Johnson

Leonardo Journal 50th Anniversary: the Future of History and the Future of Publishing
At UT Dallas, ATEC 2.705
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas-Fort Worth art historians


Fall Reception at the Wilcox Space

The Wilcox Space
By invitation


Workshop Talk: Carolyn Brown, Photographer

“Istanbul: ‘Sensations of Light’”
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


Plaster: Medium and Process

A panel discussion presented in collaboration with the Nasher Sculpture Center
At the Nasher Sculpture Center
Open to the public


The Art of Examination: Art Museums and Medical School Partnerships

At the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Chaired by Bonnie Pitman (Distinguished Scholar in Residence, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and Wendy Woon, The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education, MoMA
By Invitation


Fellows’ viewing of Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting at the DMA


By invitation


O’Donnell Institute Symposium

Diptychs, Triptychs, and Polyptychs, from the Middle Ages to Modernity
At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas
Space is limited; attendees must RSVP


Opening at The Wilcox Space: John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs II

The second of a two-part installation curated by Sarah Kozlowski and Ben Lima
The Wilcox Space, 824 Exposition Boulevard, no. 9, Dallas
Open to the public


Workshop Talk: Professor Norman H. Tennent, University of Amsterdam

“Slow but sure--a good motto for conservation science?”
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


Workshop Talk: Nancy Bell, The National Archives, UK

“A Vision for Heritage Science”
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


Workshop Talk: Charissa Terranova, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History


At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas–Fort Worth art historians


Workshop Talk: Sarah Kozlowski, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

“Jan van Eyck’s Saint George and the Dragon between Bruges and Naples”
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


Fellow’s Object Talk: Kristine Larison on Jacopo Bassano’s Adoration of the Magi at the Kimbell Art Museum

By invitation


Workshop Talk: Mark Rosen, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

“The Poitiers Stone and the Cartographers of Europe”
At the O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas
Open to O’Donnell Institute/UT Dallas/DMA affiliates and other Dallas–Fort Worth art historians


ATEC Watering Hole with Dr. David McPhail, O’Donnell Institute Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science

At UT Dallas, ATEC 3.209
Open to UT Dallas affiliates


Colloquium, Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

At the O'Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA
By invitation


Fellows’ visit to the DMA Conservation Studio

By invitation



Inquiries Contact

Pierrette Lacour
[email protected]
800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080


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