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ART & DESIGN SPEAKER SERIES

"WE THE PEOPLE" -- NEW PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICAN ART AT CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 6 pm

HERITAGE AUCTIONS | DESIGN DISTRICT SHOWROOM
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207

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We the people

Mindy Besaw

Mindy Besaw was appointed curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2014, where she oversees the collection from colonial times to 1945. For the first time since the museum opened, Besaw spearheaded a renovation and reinstallation of the Early American Art Galleries, completed in March 2018. In 2018, Besaw co-curated with Candice Hopkins and Manuela Well-Off-Man Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, an exhibition tracing the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada from the 1950s to the present. The exhibition was organized by Crystal Bridges and is traveling to three additional venues throughout 2019 and 2020.

Besaw comes to Crystal Bridges from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Whitney Western Art Museum, where she served as curator. She is the co-curator of Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley, the first examination of Stanley as an important nineteenthcentury American artist. Prior to that, Besaw was at the Denver Art Museum, where she was curatorial associate at the Institute of Western American Art. She has written and lectured on a variety of artists, covering nineteenth to twenty-first-century America.

Besaw earned her PhD in American Art History from the University of Kansas. She holds a master's degree in art history at the University of Denver where she focused on museum studies, and her bachelor's degree in art history at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

October 30 - Dr. Mindy Besaw, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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Guest Quotes

'I enjoy learning something new. The speaker [John Marrs] was great, very interesting.'

- Andy

'It's well organized, good information, overall well done.'

- Don

'It is educational and a reminder of where we came from, to help where we will go in the future. I enjoy the sense of community. Thank you!'

- Alan L & Emilia H

'Great insight into various art forms!'

- Richard G

'The speakers provide information that I can't get anywhere else.'

- Sharon K

'I enjoy the series because I want to be a life-long learner, I get to socialize and see art going up for auction as well..'

- Mark K

Event Highlights

With the Speaker

Jennifer Klos, 'Sumptuous Settings', October 2017

The Audience

Speakers David Bush and Jim Parsons from, An Empire on Parade, March 14, 2017

The Speaker

John Marrs kicked off the Art & Design Speaker series with a message to Clients with A Dream, February 14, 2017

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  • ROGUE COLLECTOR
    Ronnie Pirovino ROGUE COLLECTOR
  • BEYOND NORMAN ROCKWELL: THE STATE OF TODAY'S ILLUSTRATION MARKET
    Aviva Lehmann BEYOND NORMAN ROCKWELL: THE STATE OF TODAY'S ILLUSTRATION MARKET
  • THE MODERN TRADITIONAL MIX: INCORPORATING COLLECTABLE PIECES WITH NEW FURNISHINGS TO CREATE UNIQUE, TIMELESS INTERIORS
    William Middleton THE ENLIGHTENED PATRONAGE OF DOMINIQUE ANDJOHN DE MENIL
  • THE MODERN TRADITIONAL MIX: INCORPORATING COLLECTABLE PIECES WITH NEW FURNISHINGS TO CREATE UNIQUE, TIMELESS INTERIORS
    Susan Bednar THE MODERN TRADITIONAL MIX
  •  CHANGING THE FACE OF THE DESIGN DISTRICT
    Bill Hutchinson CHANGING THE FACE OF THE DESIGN DISTRICT
  •  THE MAN IN THE GLASS HOUSE
    Mark Lamster THE MAN IN THE GLASS HOUSE
  • ROVENANCE TELLS THE STORY
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  • THE LIFE OF A HOUSE
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    OLD MEETS NEW: USING ANTIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTS
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    SUMPTUOUS SETTINGS: ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE INTERIORS AND THE TREASURES OF COLLECTING ART
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    FASHION+ART: A TALE OF LOUIS VUITTON, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, AND JEFF KOONS
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    THE HISTORY OF THE HOBBY: THE ORIGIN AND ART OF SPORTS COLLECTING
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    ART MILLIONS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING: NATURAL HISTORY IN DESIGN
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