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Dallas Museum of Art Appoints Jeffrey Grove to New Position

Jeffrey Grove (photo by Mali Azima)

Jeffrey Grove (photo by Mali Azima)

Maxwell L. Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, today announced that Jeffrey Grove, the DMA’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, will take on a new position as the Museum’s Senior Curator of Special Projects & Research. In this newly created role, Dr. Grove will devote increased attention to research initiatives and the development of collaborations with living artists.

“Jeffrey’s new position has been made in recognition of his critical role in expanding the international profile of the DMA’s exhibition program and the incredible growth of the contemporary art program at the DMA since joining the Museum in 2009,” said Dallas Museum of Art Director Anderson. “This expansion of our leadership team is an exciting opportunity to strengthen the DMA’s engagement with artists internationally. His upcoming projects represent the tremendous scholarship and artistic diversity that have come to exemplify the Museum’s contemporary program under his leadership.”

“The DMA has one of the strongest collections of modern and contemporary art in the country,” said Grove, “and the prospect of making the artist’s voice and perspective a larger aspect of the Museum’s contemporary exhibition program is very exciting. This is a great opportunity for us to focus more attention on exhibition development, research, and acquisitions, and the generation of new approaches for engaging our diverse audiences with living artists’ work. I can’t wait to get started.”

Grove’s new position is effective immediately. As part of this expansion of the leadership team, the DMA is launching a national search for the position of Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art.

Upcoming exhibitions organized by Grove for Dallas include:

Jim Hodges

October 6, 2013–January 12, 2014

Jointly organized by Jeffrey Grove and Olga Viso, Executive Director of the Walker Art Center, this is the first comprehensive survey organized in the United States on the work of contemporary artist Jim Hodges and explores the artist’s twenty-five year career. This major exhibition premieres in Dallas and then travels to the Walker Art Center, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and UCLA Hammer.  Comprising approximately seventy-five works produced from 1987 through the present, this exhibition examines how Hodges transforms both everyday and precious materials into poignant meditations on themes including time, loss, identity, and love. Jim Hodges: Rehearsal for a Perfect Day brings together photography, drawing, works on paper, and objects rendered in mirror, light bulbs, and glass alongside several major room-size installations to examine and illuminate Hodges’ command of material and gesture.

Isa Genzken

September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015

Isa Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years. This exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of this artist’s diverse body of work in an American museum, and the largest to date, encompasses Genzken’s work in all mediums over the past 40 years. Although audiences might be familiar with Genzken’s more recent assemblage sculptures, the breadth of her achievement—which includes not only three-dimensional work but paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist’s books, films, and public sculptures—is still largely unknown in this country. Many of the nearly 200 works in the exhibition will be on view in the United States for the first time.

Isa Genzken is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and will travel to Dallas and Chicago following its New York premiere.

Michaël Borremans

March-June 2015

Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, this internationally traveling exhibition on the work of Belgian artist Michaël Borremans includes roughly 100 works on paper, paintings, and films. Borremans’ meticulously crafted works, often infused with a surreal sensibility, are likewise embedded with wit and drama. Lively and suggestive, Borremans’ paintings channel precursors that range from Velázquez and Goya to Manet and Courbet, but are infused with a critical, contemporary consciousness. Borremans paintings seem to slow and dissolve time and reality in a cinematic manner. Indeed, both photography and film inform his methodology and Borremans has matured into a filmmaker producing moving and provocative images of hallucinatory beauty. The exhibition opens in Brussels February, 2014 before traveling to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Dallas.

About the Dallas Museum of Art

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, the Museum welcomes more than half a million visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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