Women in the Arts
Published January 25, 2016
Tags: Berthe Morisot, Bettina Speckner, Dallas Museum of Art, Denise Bellon, DMA, Dorothy C. Thorpe, Helen Frankenthaler, Kara Walker, Margaret Lee, Sandy Skoglund, State of the Arts, Velma Davis Dozier, Women in arts, Yuki Kimura
On Thursday, January 28, the DMA is pleased to host State of the Arts: Women in the Arts, highlighting Dallas-area women who are shaping the cultural landscape of our city and the surrounding area through leadership positions in their respective fields. The conversation will be led by Anne Bothwell, Director of KERA’s Art&Seek, and will include Amy Lewis Hofland, Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art; Margie Reese, Executive Director of Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture; and Tina Parker, Co-Artistic Director of Kitchen Dog Theater.
As we look forward to hosting these great leaders in one space, let’s take a moment to highlight works of art in our permanent collection by women. From Berthe Morisot’s 1880 painting of a woman in winter to Margaret Lee’s 2013 photograph Dots on Top, these women have made their mark in the timeline of art history.
Sandy Skoglund, Revenge of the Goldfish, 1980, Color photograph, Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund 1981.32
Berthe Morisot, Winter (Woman with a Muff), 1880, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated 1981.129
Velma Davis Dozier, Terlingua, n.d., pastel on sandpaper, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Denni Davis Washburn and Marie Scott Miegel 1990.21 ©Denni Davis Washburn, William Robert Miegel Jr, and Elizabeth Marie Miegel
Helen Frankenthaler, Possibilities, 1966, acrylic on paper, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Tucker Willis 1998.105 © Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Denise Bellon, Untitled (Mannequin by Hans Arp), 1938, gelatin silver print, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Junior Associates and an anonymous donor 2001.53
Dorothy C. Thorpe, Crown Lynn Potteries, Dorothy C. Thorpe Inc., “Monterrey” pattern creamer, c. 1965, ceramic, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Carole Stupell, Ltd. 2002.1.26.2
Kara Walker, savant, 2010, etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite, and drypoint Dallas Museum of Art, Mary Margaret Munson Wilcox Fund 2010.39.3 © Kara Walker
Yuki Kimura, post-disembodiment (grain) alter ego (door) shadow (door), 2006, lambda prints mounted on wood, wood, and Plexiglas, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund 2012.52.7.A-D © Yuki Kimura
Bettina Speckner, Brooch, 2009, photograph, enamel, and silver, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Deedie Rose 2014.1.1 © Bettina Speckner
Margaret Lee, Dots On Top, 2013, archival pigment print, Dallas Museum of Art through the Mary Margaret Munson Wilcox Fund; Jackson, Walker, Winstead, Cantwell, and Miller Photography Fund; and Campbell Contemporary Fund 2013.26.2 © Margaret Lee Courtesy of the artist and Jack Hanley Gallery 2013.26.2 © Margaret Lee
Jessica Fuentes is The Center for Creative Connections Gallery Manager at the DMA.