Collections, Cultures & Collaborations


Collections, Cultures and Collaborations featured previously unstudied works from the CVAD Permanent Collection including works by Sherri Levine, Philip Pearlstein, Karl Appel and Chryssa. Dr. Steven Conn, historian and professor at the Ohio State University presented on the collection in context.


On the Body: Selected Works from the Rachofsky Collection was curated by Thomas Feulmer, Director of Educational Programming at The Rachofsky House. This exhibition included works by Janine Antoni, Felix Gonzales-Torres, and Annette Lawrence, among others, from the Cindy and Howard Rachofsky Collection.


Collections, Cultures and Collaborations with Flatbed Press featured collaborative prints from the Flatbed Press Collection in Austin, Texas, by six artists who live and work in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington. Exhibited alongside the prints were works from the artists’ ongoing studio practices, selected by participating graduate students, in an exploration of the relationship between artist and master printer. Participating artists were Billy Hassell, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Laurence Scholder, James Sullivan, Linda Ridgway, and Joan Winter.


Collections, Cultures and Collaborations: Insirations from the Neiman Marcus Collection, curated by corporate art curator Julie Kronick, with generous support from Neiman Marcus, featured works in various media from the studios of eight artists who are represented in the Neiman Marcus Art Collection and have a studio practice or gallery representation in Dallas-Fort Worth, highlighting developments in the artists’ works since joining the Collection in the late 1990s and early 2000s.


Collections, Cultures and Collaborations: Selections from the Permanent Collection at the College of Visual Arts and Design, curated by Victoria DeCuir, Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Collections, celebrated the 5th anniversary of this research series and partnership with the Art Education and Art History Department.


The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road, curated by Texas Fashion Collection Director and Professor of Fashion Design, Myra Walker, this exhibition explored recently donated pieces from the collection of Joy Losee, featuring non-western cultural garments.


Lost in Trans, guest curated by Tempestt Hazel, executive director of Sixty Inches from Center, paired three contemporary installations by Jeffrey Michael Austin, Derric Clemmons, and Annette Lawrence, with pieces from the CVAD Permanent and Lending Collections.


German Expressionist Prints from the Collection of Gus Kopriva, curated by Victoria DeCuir, Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Collections, featured artworks made in the first half of the 20th century by renowned German artists from the collection of Houston-based curator, gallerist and collector Gus Kopriva.


This year, students studied ceramic works from the exhibition Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles on view at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. This exhibition features historic works from the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City, contemporary ceramics from Talavera de la Reyna in Puebla, and a selection of historic Chinese ceramics from the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s permanent collection.


The University Art Collection was the focus of resarch and study this fall, including a silver tea set by Tango Aceves, contempoary painting by Texas artist Naomi Rosen, turn of the century Copley Prints by printmaking shop Curtis & Cameron, and a mid-century outdoor sculpture by Charles Williams titled Earth Mother.