Dallas museum offers spellbinding show on kineticism in art

Kazuya Sakai, ‘Integrales II (Edgard Varese),’ 1979. Acrylic on canvas, 55 1/2 by 55 1/2in. Dallas Museum of Art, Lay Family Acquisition Fund, 2021.18. Image credit: © Kazuya Sakai’s estate, courtesy of Galería Vasari, Buenos Aires
Kazuya Sakai, ‘Integrales II (Edgard Varese),’ 1979. Acrylic on canvas, 55 1/2 by 55 1/2in. Dallas Museum of Art, Lay Family Acquisition Fund, 2021.18. Image credit: © Kazuya Sakai’s estate, courtesy of Galería Vasari, Buenos Aires
Kazuya Sakai, ‘Integrales II (Edgard Varese),’ 1979. Acrylic on canvas, 55 1/2 by 55 1/2in. Dallas Museum of Art, Lay Family Acquisition Fund, 2021.18. Image credit: © Kazuya Sakai’s estate, courtesy of Galería Vasari, Buenos Aires

DALLAS – Exploring the power of kineticism in art, the special exhibition Movement: The Legacy of Kineticism is on view at the Dallas Museum of Art through July 16. Featuring 80 works drawn from the museum’s collection, Movement showcases the work of artists from three historical eras, beginning in the early 20th century and spanning through present day, who utilize optical effects or mechanical or manipulable parts to engage the viewer physically or perceptually.

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Dallas museum sole US venue for ‘Cartier and Islamic Art’ show

Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Platinum, diamonds, turquoise. Sold to the honorable Robert Henry Brand. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier © Cartier

 

Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Platinum, diamonds, turquoise. Sold to the honorable Robert Henry Brand. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier © Cartier
Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Platinum, diamonds, turquoise. Sold to the honorable Robert Henry Brand. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier © Cartier

DALLAS – The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is the lone North American venue for Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity, a major exhibition tracing inspirations from Islamic art and design – including from Louis Cartier’s exquisite collection of Persian and Indian art – on the creations of the Maison Cartier from the early 20th century to present day. The show debuted on May 14 and will continue through September 18.

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Man smashes Dallas museum’s ancient artifacts worth millions

Exterior of the Dallas Museum of Art, taken in June 2006. On June 2, a 21-year-old man entered the museum after hours and damaged several artworks collectively worth millions of dollars. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Kent Wang. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Exterior of the Dallas Museum of Art, taken in June 2006. On June 2, a 21-year-old man entered the museum after hours and damaged several artworks collectively worth millions of dollars. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Kent Wang. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
Exterior of the Dallas Museum of Art, taken in June 2006. On June 2, a 21-year-old man [not the museum guest shown in this picture] entered the museum after normal business hours and damaged several artworks collectively worth millions of dollars. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Kent Wang. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
DALLAS (AP) – A man broke into the Dallas Museum of Art and caused more than $5 million in damage, including smashing three ancient Greek artifacts before he was arrested, police said. Brian Hernandez, 21, is charged with criminal mischief of more than or equal to $300,000, which is punishable by five years to life in prison. He was booked June 2 into the Dallas County jail with bond set at $100,000. Jail records list no attorney for Hernandez.

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Dallas Museum of Art acquires a 1985 Basquiat with local connection

Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Sam F,’ 1985, oil on door, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Samuel N. and Helga A. Feldman, 2019.31, © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Sam F,’ 1985, oil on door, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Samuel N. and Helga A. Feldman, 2019.31, © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Sam F,’ 1985, oil on door, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Samuel N. and Helga A. Feldman, 2019.31, © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

DALLAS — The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sam F by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the first work by the iconic American artist to enter the Museum’s collection. Given to the DMA by the late Samuel and Helga Feldman, the painting was created during the artist’s visit to Dallas in 1985. The expressionistic portrait of Samuel exhibits Basquiat’s characteristic use of dense, meaning-laden text and imagery drawn from multiple sources, including pop culture figures, music and literature, and art historical iconography, among others. Basquiat often painted on salvaged materials, and Sam F is painted in oil on a door from the Dallas apartment building in which he was staying. Sam F will be exhibited at the DMA on the main concourse until February 2022.

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