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Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art is located in Downtown Dallas Arts district, in Texas, U.S.A.

Historical Perspective:

The history of the museum began with its establishment in 1903 as the Dallas art Association. Initially the exhibitions of the paintings were uses to be held in the Dallas public library. The museum association got a permanent home in 1909 by the name of free public art gallery of Dallas located in the Fair Park. With passage of years the museum was relocated to different places for several times and in 1984 it got its permanent location. In the same year the museum got its name confirmed officially.

Major Collections:

The major collections of the museum includes $20 million Hamon building and $38 million Wendy and Emery Reves collection including four hundred pieces of Nubian and Egyptian art.

The collection from the Reves has been elaborately separated into 15,000 square foot reproduction of the Reveses' Villa La Paula home in Italy. The paintings collection includes sculptures and paper works by some of the leading impressionists and post impressionists. There are artworks by early modernist artists including Daumier, Cezanne, Gaugin, Degas, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro and Van Gogh. Another collection of Reves is completely devoted to decorative arts including range of European furniture, Chinese export porcelain, European and Oriental carpets. There are iron, bronze, carpets, silverworks, European glass works and collection of some rare books.

The Dallas Museum of Art presented the exhibition on the Sheaves of Wheat by Van Gogh. A complete study of this theme was presented by the museum. This exhibition explored the artistís interest in the pattern of his drawings, paintings and personal letters. The importance of wheat and agricultural labor in the work of other late 19th-century artists like Paul Gauguin, Jean-FranÁois Millet and Camille Pissarro was another highlight of the exhibition. The exhibition showcased the huge collection of Van Gogh works ever displayed in the Southwestern region.

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