Women + Design: New Works

28 October 2018–17 February 2019

Exhibition Overview

Genevieve Howard, Mouvement De Menuet (Inspired by the second movement of Ravel’s three part sonatine for piano), 20152018, Japanese linen paper, elastic cord, photo courtesy of the artist, T44021.tif

Genevieve Howard, Mouvement De Menuet (Inspired by the second movement of Ravel’s three part sonatine for piano), 2015/2018, Japanese linen paper, elastic cord.

This fall, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) will present Women + Design: New Works, an exhibition composed of recent works by seven contemporary female designers. It also features two newly commissioned pieces that will go on view for the first time by Iris van Herpen and Najila El Zein. International in origin and diverse in their media, forms, and objectives, this dynamic group of featured designers additionally includes Katie Collins, Carrie Dickens, Genevieve Howard, Katie Stout, and Faye Toogood.

Providing a rare museum platform for new work by emerging and mid-career female designers, this is the first DMA exhibition curated by Sarah Schleuning, the recently-appointed Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. As part of the Museum’s role as an incubator of contemporary talent, all of these works will join its growing collection of contemporary design. “The voice of women in the field of design is often overshadowed, underrepresented, or unnoticed. This exhibition offers a glimpse into a range of works being conceived by women in the field today, with each individual work signifying their creativity and contributions to design today,” said Schleuning.

(Photo courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art)

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