In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Gavin Delahunty joins us.
Gavin Delahunty is the Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. First of all, he joins us to discuss his critically acclaimed exhibition, Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots.
First, Gavin reveals to us what inspired him to curate the largest survey of Jackson Pollock’s black paintings ever assembled.
Then, he takes us inside the process of locating the artworks around the world. Ultimately convincing collectors and museums to lend their artworks for the exhibition. Also, Gavin shares with us what having a high-quality, critically acclaimed exhibition such as the Pollock show has benefitted the city of Dallas. More broadly he gives his impressions of Dallas’ growing contemporary art scene.
Given the growth of the contemporary art market, Gavin explains to what extent, as a contemporary art curator for an institution, the art market plays in his job. Finally, Gavin speaks about the Dallas Museum of Art’s free admission initiative and to what extent he is witnessing an expanded audience at the museum as a result.