Dallas Museum of Art Presents Traveling Survey of Precisionism

The Dallas Museum of Art is the next home of “Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art,” an exhibition that focuses on the influence of technology and mechanization on American culture.

The exhibit will run from Sept. 16 through Jan. 6, 2019 and will require a special exhibition ticket. Tickets run for $16; DMA Members get in for free.

“Cult of the Machine” includes 14 examples of Precisionist painting, photography, and silver work by popular artists Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, Gerald Murphy, Paul Strand, Walter Dorwin Teague, and William Waldo Dodge, Jr.

Exhibit-goers can also expect to see clips from films like Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times,” art objects that exemplify the theme, a 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged “Sportsman” Cabriolet Coupe and a fully illustrated catalog edited by Emma Acker and published by Yale University Press.

“While this presentation is a telling reflection of our past, it is equally relevant today—especially in Dallas, a city on the forefront of an ever-transforming technology industry,” said Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art.

To celebrate the new exhibition, the museum will host several programs inspired by the exhibition on Sept. 21, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, including a talk led by DMA curator Sue Canterbury at 7:30 p.m.

Additional information about the exhibit and event can be found at DMA.org. Tickets are $16; DMA Members are free.

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