This month the Center for Creative Connections (C3) says goodbye to a few of our favorite works of art currently on view. Anytown USA by Jack Pierson, The Minotaur by Marcel Dzama, and Starry Crown by John Biggers are all set to come down the last week of April. It has been a joy to witness the frequent Instagrams taken of Anytown USA, to see the countless drawings made by visitors of all ages of The Minotaur, and to read the numerous visitor responses to Starry Crown.
samaran89 I saw this at an art gallery today in #Dallas. I feel like it should be the image of my travels around America!
lisavanahn Loved this interactive piece of art at DMA, it asked you to write a piece of advice a wise woman had given you and pass it down. and right there front and center “you are enough” #bestadviceevergiven
In honor of the thousands of visitors who have responded to our prompt related to Starry Crown, with the help of C3 Visiting Artist Kendra Greene, we have compiled booklets of visitor responses to give back to the community. Stop by the Center for Creative Connections this month to pick up a keepsake, “Common Thread: Selections of women’s wisdom, guidance, counsel, advice, experience, notions, revelations, hard truths, and plain facts.”
Stop by C3 at the beginning of May to see these new additions to the space. How will they inspire you?
Hiroshi Yoshida, “Kameido Bridge,” 1927, polychrome woodblock print, Dallas Museum of Art, the Abram C. Joseph and Ruth F. Ring Collection, gift of Miss Ruth F. Ring, 1985.79
Sandy Skoglund, “Hangers,” 1979, color photograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Susan Teegardin, 1984.32
Hiroshi Yoshida, “Hirosaki Castle,” 1935, polychrome woodblock print, Dallas Museum of Art, the Abram C. Joseph and Ruth F. Ring Collection, gift of Miss Ruth F. Ring, 1985.39
Hiroshi Yoshida, “Fuji San from Yamanaka,” 1928, polychrome woodblock print, Dallas Museum of Art, the Abram C. Joseph and Ruth F. Ring Collection, gift of Miss Ruth F. Ring, 1985.57
Sandy Skoglund, “Revenge of the Goldfish,” 1980, color photograph, Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund, 1981.32
David Hammons, “Ivory Spirit,” 1990, metal, cotton, netting, silk, pearls, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of two anonymous donors, Ms. Judy Pollock, and the General Acquisitions Fund, 1994.50
Jessica Fuentes is the Manager of Gallery Interpretation and the Center for Creative Connections at the DMA.