Dallas Museum of Art presents "Curbed Vanity: A Contemporary Foil by Chris Schanck" opening day

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"Curbed Vanity: A Contemporary Foil by Chris Schanck"
William C. Codman, Martelé dressing table and stool, 1899, silver, glass, fabric, and ivory, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., in honor of Dr. Charles L. Venable, 2000.356.A-B.McD Photo courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

For his first museum commission and solo museum presentation, Dallas-native artist Chris Schanck is creating a contemporary work inspired by the late-19th century Martelé dressing table in the DMA’s collection.

Made of found objects from the immediate neighborhood of the artist’s Detroit studio, Schanck’s dressing table will be coated in resin and aluminum foil - a reference to the Dallas aluminum factory where, along with his father, Schanck worked when he was young. The two dressing tables will be presented together to form a conversation about craftsmanship, material, and the vanity that drives them.

The exhibition will remain on display through August 29.

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Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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Admission is free.