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Winter Break: Playful Poses

December 30, 2011

Do you ever wonder what the DMA staff does during winter break?

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Have a happy New Year!

Jessica Kennedy
McDermott Intern for Gallery Teaching

Artworks pictured above:

Eleanor Nightengale, John Smibert, 1727, Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund and gift of Eleanor and C. Thomas May, Jr.

Portrait of Dr. Otto Ruhle (Retrato del Dr. Otto Ruhle), Diego Rivera, 1940, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Elizabeth B. Blake

Head of the rain god Tlaloc, Mixtec culture, Late Postclassic period, c. A.D. 1300-1500,Teotitlan del Camino, state of Oaxaca, Mexico, North America, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus in memory of Mary Freiberg

Mask: The Bad Spirit of the Mountain, Yupik Eskimo, late 19th century, St. Michael, Yukon River area, Alaska, United States, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Elizabeth H. Penn

Crouching frog (one of pair), Mixtec, Late Postclassic period, c. A.D. 1300-1500), Teotitlan del Camino (?), state of Oaxaca, Mexico, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase

Lokapala (Heavenly Guardian), early 8th century, China, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., in honor of Ellen and Harry S. Parker III

Takenouchi no Sukune Meets the Dragon King of the Sea, Meiji period (1868-1912), 1875-1879, Japan, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, The John R. Young Collection, gift of M. Frances and John R. Young

The Halberdier, Ferdinand Hodler, 1895, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O’Hara Fund and gift of Nona and Richard Barrett

Altar depicting the first female ancestor (luli), 19th century, possibly Luang or Sermata, western Southeast Moluccas, Indonesia, Asia, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc.

Shiva Nataraja, Chola dynasty, 11th century, India, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mrs. Eugene McDermott, the Hamon Charitable Foundation, and an anonymous donor in honor of David T. Owsley, with additional funding from The Cecil and Ida Green Foundation and the Cecil and Ida Green Acquisition Fund

Jina, 12th century, western Rajasthan, India, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Junior Associates

The Shade, or Adam from “The Gates of Hell”, Auguste Rodin, 1880, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McDermott

Bacchante with Grapes, Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, 1907, Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund

Star in a Dream (Astre en Reve), Jean Arp, 1958, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Clark

Santa Gertrudis (Saint Gertrude), Miguel Cabrera, 1763, Gift of Laura and Daniel Boeckman in honor of Dr. William Rudolph

Art Beauty Shoppe, Isaac Soyer, 1934, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Public Works of Art Project

Standing Female Figure, Central Veracruz Culture, A.D. 450-600, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McDermott, the McDermott Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Algur H. Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Melissa Nelson permalink
    December 30, 2011 3:23 pm

    I love my coworkers.

  2. Nicole Stutzman permalink*
    December 30, 2011 3:45 pm

    Total awesomeness. The frogs must make a reappearance sometime in the future. Hannah’s rendition of Arp’s Star in a Dream is simply stellar!

  3. Shannon Karol permalink
    December 30, 2011 3:58 pm

    I don’t know, I think Takenouchi may be my favorite!

  4. January 4, 2012 12:51 pm

    This was so much fun. I’m lucky to work somewhere that this is a totally typical occurance!

  5. Sarah Coffey permalink*
    January 5, 2012 11:29 am

    Love it! especially when Hannah does the Beyonce/Rodin dance ;)
    http://uncrated.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/singleladies/

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