Docent Insights: Texas and the West
Posted by Leslie on May 27, 2009 - 3:15pm
Categories: On the Walls

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboys) #8, 1980-84 

Ed Ruscha, Standard Station 10c Western Being Torn in Half, 1954, Oil on canvas, 65 x 121 1/2 inches, Private Collection, Fort Worth

In the new series Docent Insights, hear Modern Docents expound upon art at the Museum in short podcasts. In these 5-15 minute podcasts, docents may discuss a single work in detail or converse about multiple pieces within a theme. More focused than a regular tour, you can explore works on view in both breadth and depth by listening to the podcasts before your visit to the Museum or on your iPod in the galleries.

Dennis Blagg, Passover, 1997

For the inaugural podcast, I asked docents Boots Bailey and Mine Parvaze about their thoughts regarding the subject of Texas and the West in works on view and in our permanent collection. We talked about Dennis Blagg's painting Passover, 1997, Robert Rauschenberg's combine Whistle Stop (Spread), 1977, Ed Ruscha's painting Standard Station 10c Western Being Torn in Half, 1954, and Richard Prince's photograph Untitled (Cowboys) #8, 1980-84 (not currently on view).

Listen to the podcast HERE

Robert Rauschenberg, Whistle Stop (Spread), 1977

We hope this kicks off an interesting discussion that goes beyond the initial podcast. Please weigh in by posting to the blog things you find interesting in the conversation, a different point of view, or what questions should be explored in more depth. If there is a topic you would be interested in learning more about, tell us that too!