Coordinator and DMA Curatorial Director Suzanne Weaver of the Dallas Museum of Art has invited me to participate on a panel in May covering the topics mentioned in the recent Yale University Press publication “Fast Forward” which celebrates three remarkable private collections of contemporary art that were donated in 2005, presenting them in context with masterworks already owned by the museum. Featuring over two hundred works, many previously unpublished, by such major artists as Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Vija Celmins, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Naumann, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Richard Tuttle, and many others, this volume provides a stunning visual history of the critical art movements that have shaped––and continue to shape––contemporary art since the 1940s.
Essays by distinguished scholars discuss the works, which range from sculpture and painting to photography, installation art, and video and electronic media, and address the importance, history, and evolution of Dallas’s collection.
María de Corral is an independent curator who co-directed the 2005 Venice Biennale will also be present to participate in the discussion. Other participants may include:
John R. Lane is The Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art. Frances Colpitt is The Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. Mark Rosenthal is Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton Museum of Art. Allan Schwartzman is Director of the Rachofsky Collection and, formerly, a curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Charles Wylie is The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.