In my recent travels to Dallas, I’ve posted about the city’s electric offerings, from the Design District galleries to the world-class restaurants and boutiques. I would be remiss in neglecting the city’s august cultural institution, the Dallas Museum of Art (widely known as the DMA).
The DMA has earned recognition as a world-class museum, and I was intrigued by their long-running design show: “Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present” running through December in the Tower Gallery.
“Veryround” chair, Louise Campbell for Zanotta (designed 2006)
The show boasts major original pieces by Verner Panton, Frank Gehry, Aldo Rossi, Zaha Hadid, Ettore Sottsass, Donald Judd, and Louise Campbell among its “historic American and European work as well as contemporary objects of international significance.” Personally, I loved seeing the DMA’s commitment to growing a Design collection that matches Dallas’ larger-than-life ambition.
Coffeepot by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya & Moroni (designed 1998)
The auction is now the largest U.S. fundraiser for both amfAR and the DMA, and attracts a glittering international crowd. So let’s just say that when it comes to art and philanthropy: don’t mess with Texas.
Images 1- 6 courtesy Dallas Museum of Art, 7. TwoxTwo.org, 8. Onekinddesign.com