Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 11:59 pm
EnLIGHTenment @ Crow Collection of Asian Art | Dallas | Texas | United States

EnLIGHTen yourself at the Crow Collection as you light up your night at Aurora 2013. Learn about different traditions that light up the night all across Asia, and create your own lantern and candleholders to take home with you. Have your photo taken with Buddha, which means “enlightened one,” a show-stopping 18-foot-tall red sculpture newly installed on Flora Street as part of the Crow Collection Sculpture Garden. Then, venture out into the nation’s largest Arts District to take in Aurora, a free contemporary art event that presents interactive new media artworks for one evening only. Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #CrowAfterDark

For more information on Aurora visit dallasaurora.com.

Talavera and Ceramic Connections: East Asia, West Asia, and the Americas
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Crow Collection of Asian Art, in partnership with the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas-Dallas, presents an all-day forum on Talavera and global ceramic histories on the occasion of the exhibition Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles 

This international symposium will bring together scholars of art history nationally and internationally to present diverse perspectives and experiences on the subject of ceramic types, styles, and iconography.  Lectures and discussions will explore the developments of ceramic technology, industries, and their historical movements globally.

Online Ticket Sales end Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Tickets for the Symposium will be available for purchase at-the-door at 9:00 am in the Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Cash and credit cards accepted. 

 VIP Dinner:  Friday, January 13, 2017, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Symposium:  Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Symposium Program for Saturday, January 14, 2017

Session I at the Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium

9:00-9:45 AM: Registration

10:00-10:15 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15-10:45 AM:
Back Stories: China and West Asia, 6th – 10th century
Denise Leidy, Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator for Asian Art, Yale University Art Gallery

10:45-11:15 AM:
Fortunes and Circumstances: How an Islamic Art Form became a Mexican Icon
Farzaneh Pirouz, Art Historian, Independent Curator and Islamic Art specialist

11:15-11:45 AM:
Grandeza Poblana: making money and making things in a colonial city, 1532-1930
Guy Thomson, Professor Emeritus of Latin American History, University of Warwick

12:00-1:30 PM: Break for Lunch

Session II at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

1:30-2:00 PM Registration and Orientation in Grand Gallery

2:00-4:00 PM Moderated Group Discussion Sessions in exhibition galleries


Jessica Hallett, Researcher in Art History at the Centre for the Humanities (CHAM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Ronda Kasl, Curator of Latin American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

William R. Sargent, former H.A Crosby Forbes curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum

4:00-4:30 PM
Closing Panel Discussion in Grand Gallery


Rick Brettell, Founding Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History and the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair

Jacqueline Chao, Curator of Asian Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art

4:30-4:45 PM Closing Remarks


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Partner Program | DFW South Asian Film Festival
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day
Partner Program | DFW South Asian Film Festival @ Multiple Locations

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual DFW South Asian Film Festival, bringing award-winning shorts, documentaries, and feature films from the South Asian Region to North Texas.

15 screenings will feature independent cinema from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and Maldives, addressing contemporary issues of the South Asian region and the world.

The event will premiere on Friday, March 3  at the Hogland Foundation Theater at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and will continue at the AMC Village on Parkway 9 in Addison on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5.

In addition to screenings, the event will include panels, networking events, and after-parties. For more information and ticket sales, visit www.dfwsaff.com. Discounted early-bird prices can be bought before February 1.