ART & DESIGN SPEAKER SERIES
"WE THE PEOPLE" -- NEW PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICAN ART AT CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 6 pm
HERITAGE AUCTIONS | DESIGN DISTRICT SHOWROOM
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
For general inquiries about the Speaker Series program,
please contact Cynthia Roe or call 214.409.1444.
Mindy Besaw was appointed curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2014, where she oversees the collection from colonial times to 1945. For the first time since the museum opened, Besaw spearheaded a renovation and reinstallation of the Early American Art Galleries, completed in March 2018. In 2018, Besaw co-curated with Candice Hopkins and Manuela Well-Off-Man Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, an exhibition tracing the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada from the 1950s to the present. The exhibition was organized by Crystal Bridges and is traveling to three additional venues throughout 2019 and 2020.
Besaw comes to Crystal Bridges from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Whitney Western Art Museum, where she served as curator. She is the co-curator of Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley, the first examination of Stanley as an important nineteenthcentury American artist. Prior to that, Besaw was at the Denver Art Museum, where she was curatorial associate at the Institute of Western American Art. She has written and lectured on a variety of artists, covering nineteenth to twenty-first-century America.
Besaw earned her PhD in American Art History from the University of Kansas. She holds a master's degree in art history at the University of Denver where she focused on museum studies, and her bachelor's degree in art history at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
'I enjoy learning something new. The speaker [John Marrs] was great, very interesting.'
'It's well organized, good information, overall well done.'
'It is educational and a reminder of where we came from, to help where we will go in the future. I enjoy the sense of community. Thank you!'
- Alan L & Emilia H
'Great insight into various art forms!'
- Richard G
'The speakers provide information that I can't get anywhere else.'
- Sharon K
'I enjoy the series because I want to be a life-long learner, I get to socialize and see art going up for auction as well..'
- Mark K
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S TIMELESS TREASURE IN DALLAS: THE KALITA HUMPHREYS THEATER
AN EVENING WITH GEOFF NOTKIN METEORITES: Where They Come From, How We Find Them and Why They Enthrall Us
Ronnie Pirovino ROGUE COLLECTOR
Aviva Lehmann BEYOND NORMAN ROCKWELL: THE STATE OF TODAY'S ILLUSTRATION MARKET
William Middleton THE ENLIGHTENED PATRONAGE OF DOMINIQUE ANDJOHN DE MENIL
Susan Bednar THE MODERN TRADITIONAL MIX
Bill Hutchinson CHANGING THE FACE OF THE DESIGN DISTRICT
Mark Lamster THE MAN IN THE GLASS HOUSE
Jonathan Frembling PROVENANCE TELLS THE STORY
WILSON FUQUA THE LIFE OF A HOUSE
ALGUR H. MEADOWS: A LEGACY OF COLLECTING FOR DALLAS
ART MEETS SCIENCE: CONSERVATION AT THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
OLD MEETS NEW: USING ANTIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTS
SUMPTUOUS SETTINGS: ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE INTERIORS AND THE TREASURES OF COLLECTING ART
FASHION+ART: A TALE OF LOUIS VUITTON, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, AND JEFF KOONS
THE HISTORY OF THE HOBBY: THE ORIGIN AND ART OF SPORTS COLLECTING
ART MILLIONS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING: NATURAL HISTORY IN DESIGN
AN EMPIRE ON PARADE: ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION
CLIENTS WITH A DREAM: CREATING BEAUTIFUL INTERIORS FOR COLLECTORS