Jesuit Dallas Museum

Past

David Collins '84. March 23 – May 30, 2018
The Jesuit Dallas Museum is pleased to present David Collins’84 in conjunction with David Collins’ exhibition Day Shift at Valley House Gallery ( March 17 – April 21, 2018, ). Geometric planes of rich color create an array of shapes that evoke industrial buildings, domestic dwellings architecture, floors, walls, eaves and overhangs. Silhouettes conjure up cranes, cables and overpasses. Ultimately, these architectural notions do not remain whole; they fracture and fall away to reveal other chambers or the outside world. Collins graduated from Jesuit in 1984. He earned a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design. He is a two-time recipient of the Yaddo Fellowship. His work has been featured in The New York Times and Dallas Art News. Collins' work is in numerous private and corporate collections. All works included in the exhibition were on loan from Valley House Gallery, 6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254 www.valleyhouse.com

Courage: Lewis & Clark, Wild Waterways & Wayfairings: Photography by Dr. David Ranney with works from the Jesuit Dallas Museum Collection. January 9, – March 9, 2018
In 1804, with instructions from President Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from St. Louis on their transcontinental journey of exploration. Dr. David Ranney is a landscape and wildlife photographer who grew up near the Lewis and Clark Trail on the Missouri River in Yankton, South Dakota. Dr. Ranney’s photography has taken him to 45 countries and all of the world’s continents. He is best known for images of our country’s historic western trails, including the Lewis and Clark, Oregon and Santa Fe. The exhibition will feature photographs of the Expedition trail as well as works from the Jesuit Dallas Museum collection.

Jared Moossy’98 Photography and Brooks Oliver, Ceramics, September 8 – December 15, 2017
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the school, two important alumni artists were featured. Jared Moossy is an established photographer who has worked in war torn and impoverished countries, and was Director of Photography on the HBO series Witness. He is an advocate for human rights at all cost. Moossy has skillfully and creatively used his art of photography and cinematography to capture human suffering in its purest form. He has risked his life, time and time again, to tell stories. He has traveled the world, and through his evocative images given voice to people who have been silenced. It is important that he is recognized as a man who has strength of heart. A courageous man, a nonconformist who refuses to accept the status quo and takes risk for the greater good. He has witnessed the fragility of our existence in many contexts and now the reality of his own fragility is before him.Brooks Oliver’06 received his BFA from SMU and his MFA from Penn State. He has also been a Fellow at the internationally renowned Archie Bay Foundation in Helena, Montana. Recently he has been teaching with West Virginia University's Ceramics program in Jingdezhen, China. This year, Mr. Oliver was awarded the distinction of being named a 2017 Emerging Artist by the National Council of the Education of the Ceramic Arts. He is currently a lecturer in Ceramics at UNT College of Visual Arts & Design.

Disney & Animation, March 23 – May 26, 2017, Historical Library
The Jesuit Dallas Museum is pleased to present Disney & Animation on view from March 23 to May 26, 2017 in the Historical Library. The exhibition includes, drawings, artwork and original cells, from such classic Disney animated films as Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. All works included in the exhibition are on loan from a private collector.

Johannes Boekhoudt: Beyond the Rain, January 9 – March 9, 2017, Historical Library
Born in Curaçao and raised in Costa Rica, Johannes Boekhoudt now calls Dallas home. The abstract expressionist launched his art career in New York. Since then, Boekhoudt’s work has been presented in exhibitions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in museums and galleries. Utilizing the canvas as a form of communication for social commentary, Johannes is continuously stirred by the world around him; he evaluates societal circumstances he has experienced—some troubling or disturbing, some joyful or mysterious—and then interprets them through a series of large format paintings in oil, acrylic or mixed media on canvas. “I paint our current reality with true responsibility.”

David Bates & Texas Artists, September 22, 2016 – November 21, 2016, Historical Library
The Jesuit Dallas Museum features the acquisition of David Bates, Man with Gold Tooth, 1982, monoprint, signed and titled in pencil. The work has been acquired through gifts from the Kevin Schnurr Memorial fund, ArtQuest, Private donations and Museum funds. David Bates & Texas Artists features works courtesy of, Russell Tether Fine Art, private individuals and from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. In addition to Bates, featured artists include John Alexander, Otis Dozier, Robert Rauschenberg, and others.

The Presence of God, March 20 – September 18, 2016
God's presence carries a wide range of meaning and can be seen in several of the works of John Doyle, The Spirit’s House, R. C. Gorman, Carol’s Blanket, E. Vermeulen, The Hermit’s Last Confession, the landscapes of Daniel Kendrick and others.

The Ground Zero 360, September 10 – November 25, 2015
This exhibition paid tribute to the victims of September 11th. Ground Zero 360 exhibit creators Nicola McClean, an Irish photojournalist, and Paul McCormack, former commanding officer of the 41st precinct of the New York City Police Department, conveyed the chaos, courage and emotions of September 11, 2001 through paintings, photographs, steel pieces from the World Trade center as well as artifacts on loan from the families of first-responders. More than 2,500 people visited the exhibition. Alex Motter ‘16 interviewed and produced three excellent articles for the Roundup on the exhibition and was invited to New York by the Ground Zero 360 group. History was brought to life for our students and this exhibition exemplified the mission of the Jesuit Dallas Museum to enhance the educational experience of students and the broader community through awareness, appreciation, and passion for art. www.groundzero360.org

Insider’s View, Works by Bill DeOre’ 65, November 7, 2015 – January 29, 2016
Terry Center, 3rd Fl. This exhibition celebrated the 50th reunion of the class of 1965. People enjoyed seeing Bill’s world of political, sports and human-interest satire in a series of cartoons.

A Tribute to Picasso, November 5 – December 15, 2016
The student’s art exhibition during the theater production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile was inspired by selection of the Museum’s cubist works including Hommage to J.S. Bach, 1950-59, , Composition with Figures, 1925, George Tesson, Composition with Figures, 1925, Composition with Figures, 1925, Gaston Tutin, and Christo Para Nosotros,Vigil Veloy.

WORKS ON LOAN

Salvazana Imperialis, 2012 by British artist, Sarah Graham
A 4’ x 7’ foot lithograph, of a large Cicada, flowing and flying in black, white and vivid red colors was exhibited at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science from December 2014 - May 2015. The collaboration marked the first time the Perot has borrowed art for a temporary installation. Salvazana Imperialis, from the JDM collection serves as the Perot’s test case merging museum quality art and scientific programming. Lightning Field, 1997, Lee N. Smith III and was exhibited at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science from January - June, 2016. The painting, Pueblo Viejo, by artist, Dennis Downey is currently on loan to the Perot: June, 2017 – January, 2018.

Tiger Basket with Black Lip Wrap and Green & Red Basket Series, by Dale Chihuly
Included in the exhibition, Chihuly: Works from Texas Collections February 7 – May 15, 2016, Tyler Museum of Art.This exhibition features more than 30 unique works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly, drawn from the museum’s collection, as well as public and private collections throughout the state.