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Thursday, April 4, 2013

DMA Lectures and Conversations

Photo credit: Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art never fails to bring the world of art closer to the people of Dallas. With its Lectures and Conversations program, the DMA presents artists, scholars and art world leaders. Lecture admission is $5 per person unless otherwise noted while Late Night Lectures are free. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 214-922-1818 or online.  Online purchases must be made before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event.  After 3:00 p.m. tickets can be purchased at the Visitors Service Desk.

Boshell Lecture

Museum Directors in Conversation
Saturday, May 4
3:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, and Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, bring their expertise to the DMA's Lectures and Conversations program. Giving insight into the life of a museum director, the lecture will cover the newest trends and the best collecting practices used by museums.

Exhibition Lecture

Cindy Sherman: Artist as Model
Thursday, May 9
7:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium


Using the work of Cindy Sherman as a guide, Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, will examine self-portraiture in contemporary art. The lecture will also cover work by Nikki S. Lee, Yasumasa Morimura and Pushpamala N. as explores the ideas unique perspectives on issues such as gender and cultural identity.

Late Night Lectures

The third Friday of every month the DMA keeps the lights on until midnight for Late Night Lectures.

Gods and Heroes in Greek Art
Friday, May 17
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

Exploring the view of god and man in Greek art, Dr. Anne Bromberg, the Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, will discuss Greek sculpture and vase painting. The nude male form and the heroic images of both humans and gods express the ideals of the ancient Greek world.