The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will open its 2017-2018 Lecture Series on October 10, 2017 with “Cultural Developments in Dallas,” featuring a discussion between Rick Brettell and Mark Lamster.
Rick Brettell is the Vice-Provost of the University of Texas at Dallas as well as Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and the Founding Director of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History. Rick Brettell is also the Founding Board President of the Dallas Architecture Forum.
Mark Lamster is the award-winning architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of numerous books, including a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, which is soon to be released by Little, Brown and Company. He has just completed the past year as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard.
Brettell and Lamster will speak on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.
“The Dallas Architecture Forum is delighted to present the first lecture in its 2017-18 series which will explore the impact of the dramatic growth of the arts and cultural institutions across the Metroplex,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Rick Bretell and Mark Lamster will present what is sure to be a lively conversation about the last 20 years of the cultural landscape in the Metroplex and also consider what it will look like in the next 20 years.”
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on October 10 with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
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“CULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS IN DALLAS”
RICK BRETTELL AND MARK LAMSTER
10 October 2017
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Reception and check-in 6:15 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
The last two decades have seen dramatic developments in the cultural fabric of North Texas. In Dallas, the Arts District saw the addition of the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Wyly Theater, the Winspear Opera House, the City Performance Hall, and the completion of the Booker T. Washington campus. Fort Worth has added the Modern Art Museum and the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell among its new signature buildings.
Much has happened besides the completion of these signature buildings. Galleries, artist labs, new musical and theatrical organizations have also come into existence or increased their reach across North Texas. Academic centers and non-profits such as The Forum have expanded the cultural reach and raised awareness and dialogue on issues important to all of us. In addition to the Arts District in Dallas and the Cultural District in Fort Worth, there are emerging centers of creative activity across many North Texas cities. Join us for a lively discussion with Rick Brettell and Mark Lamster as we examine some of these major accomplishments over the last twenty years, and discuss what needs to occur over the next two decades with a goal of enhancing the arts and cultural opportunities for all North Texas residents.
Richard (Rick) Brettell, Ph.D.
Richard Bretell is the Vice-Provost of the University of Texas at Dallas as well as Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics Studies in the Interdisciplinary Program in Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas and the Founding Director of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, housed at the University of Texas Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art. The Institute links New Technologies, Sciences and the Arts. He is also an international museum consultant with projects in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Bretell has taught at the University of Texas, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Yale University (from which he has three degrees), and Harvard University. Dr. Bretell has also been appointed the Director of the Paul Gauguin Catalogue Raisonné for the Wildenstein Institute in Paris and was named Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture for the work he accomplished within FRAME (French Regional/American Museum Exchange). He is also the Art critic for the Dallas Morning News.His most recent books are Pissarro’s People, James Magee – The Hill, From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern, The Robert Lehman Collection: 19th and 20th century Painting, Gauguin and Impressionism , Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1900, Modern Art, 1851-1929: Capitalism and Representation, and Monet to Moore: The Millennium Gift of Sara Lee Corporation. His earlier exhibitions include A Day in the Country, Impressionism and the French Landscape, for which he was awarded a chevalier in the order of “Arts et Lettres” by the French Government, The Art of Paul Gauguin, and The Impressionist in the City: Pissarro’s Urban Series. Dr. Brettell was the guest curator for Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1900 for the National Gallery, London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Impression was called “the show of the year” by the London Daily Telegraph and enthusiastically reviewed in the Burlington Magazine, Apollo, The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, The International Herald Tribune, and all the London dailies.
Dr. Brettell’ s museum career began in 1980 when he was appointed Searle Curator of European Painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. While there, he oversaw the complete renovation and reinstallation of the European Painting and Sculpture Galleries in the Allerton Building. He served as the McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, where he guided the opening of the Hamon Building among many other accomplishments. Dr. Brettell has lectured at museums and universities throughout the world. He has also served on boards of directors of many national cultural organizations, including the College Art Association, The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, the Wendy and Emery Reeves Foundation, and the American Friends of the Australian National Gallery. He also founded The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas and is the Founding Board President of The Dallas Architecture Forum. Recently the Richard Brettell Award in the Arts was established in honor of Brettell’ s illustrious career.
Mark Lamster is the award-winning architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of numerous books, including a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, which is soon to be released by Little, Brown and Company. Lamster has just spent the past year as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard, while still writing periodically for the Dallas Morning News and participating in programs of importance to Dallas.
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