This new installation of art from the DMA’s collection looks at the complex relationship between people and the natural world. Through groupings of works that span centuries and global cultures, Rooted shows how people both shape and adapt to a changing environment, traverse the planet, and rely on the land for nourishment and sustenance. The exhibition features more than 50 works, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, decorative arts, prints, and clothing, as well as interactive opportunities for visitors to create and respond. Rooted was developed by the DMA’s Education and Interpretation staff with input from community members, artists, and local organizations.
The exhibition debuts Poisoned by Zip Code, an installation by C3 Featured Artist Ari Brielle that centers on South Dallas resident Marsha Jackson and her fight for environmental justice in the Floral Farms neighborhood.
Image: Michael Bevilacqua, High-Speed Gardening, 2000, acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by The Neuberger Berman Foundation, 2001.61.A-B. © Michael Bevilacqua