Museums

Marguerite Steed Hoffman Gives Dallas Museum of Art $17 M. to Support Old Masters Collection

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Though the Dallas Museum of Art’s offer last year to buy Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (circa 1499–1512) was declined, plenty of other Old Master works will soon be on their way to the institution. The museum announced today a $17 million gift from Marguerite Steed Hoffman, a trustee and former chairman of the museum, specifically aimed at European art from before 1700. Read More

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Dallas Museum of Art Discovers George Inness Work in Its Collection

The work now attributed to George Inness. (Courtesy Dallas Museum of Art)

The Dallas Museum of Art has announced that it has reattributed a landscape painting, which has been in the museum’s collection since 1931, to the celebrated American landscape artist George Inness. At the time the painting, then titled In the Woods, was given to the museum, it was thought to be the work of Asher B. Durand, a leader of the Hudson River school of painting. Read More

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Dallas Museum of Art to Show Artwork from JFK’s Hotel Room Before His Assassination

Second (smaller) Bedroom, Suite 850, Hotel Texas, Fort Worth, Friday, November 22, 1963. Thomas Eakins, Swimming (formerly The Swimming Hole), Charles M. Russell, Lost in a Snowstorm – We Are Friends (formerly Meeting in a Blizzard), Owen Day/Danna Day Henderson Papers. (Photo by Byron Scott courtesy Dallas Museum of Art)

The Dallas Museum of Art has a peculiar show in store for the spring. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, the museum will present “Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy,” which opens May 26, 2013, and features artwork that was in the Fort Worth hotel suite of the Kennedys, the last place they stayed before President Kennedy was assassinated. Read More