This past summer, Ms. Hunt-Blanc and the Jesuit Dallas Museum acquired seven new amazing pieces of art. These new acquisitions belong to a variety of artists and many different styles. Considering that seven brand new pieces were added to the Jesuit Museum this year, I will only be covering three of these pieces in this article.
The first of the three is the Ted Kincaid painting called Front Line, 2005, one of the most popular pieces currently in the museum. Ted Kincaid is one of the most recognized and respected artists from North Texas. His pieces have been revealed nationally and have received considerable attention for his photographically based work. For example, his work has been displayed all over Texas in places such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, in San Antonio, and many more. His work is instantly recognizable to many as his
designs can be found in a myriad of places such as: a special double issue of Neiman Marcus’ The Book, a large 22-foot mosaic for DFW International Airport’s Terminal D, and a two-story cloud canvas in the center of Dallas’ Omni Convention Center Hotel. Located across from the theology commons, this painting is beautiful, as the vibrant blue and clouds capture your attention right from the start.
Gail Nogle, the photographer of this picture, received the Gold Medallion Award from America in January 2013. She took part in the World Photographic Cup, essentially the Olympics for photography and only 14 people in America are chose to be part of the team. Nogle was one of these chosen photographers. Each person from the team had to submit their best photographs, but during this process, Gail struggled to decide which to choose. Finally, she chose one of her best photographs,
The Brotherhood, now located across from the theology commons. She took it at Maha Kumbha Mela, a five-week long Hindu festival held in Allahabad, or Prayag, India. This festival occurs once every 12 years. In 2013, more than 80 million people attended the festival. Hindus gather at one of the four designated Hindu sacred sites along the banks of the Ganges River in India, as part of the ritual gathering of the Maha Kumbh Mela.
The last piece is Roads & Sunstreams, National Forest, Broaddus Texas by David Gibson located once again, across from the theology commons. This picture appears in black and white and the sun can be seen shining through the trees in a forest that captures the beauty of nature. In an interview, Gibson stated, “[he] likes to go back to a place… seasons change. Light, which is theater, changes. Nature is tumultuous, and our contact with it makes life happen.” Gibson’s work has been featured in many museums across the world
such as the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, and even the Ballinglen Foundation in Ireland.
When shown the Ted Kincaid painting, Luke Sullivan ’21 stated, “the blue skies really add a sort of elegance to the painting.” Holland Ernst ’21 said he liked the “meticulous detail of the facial features of each person in the crowd” when referring to The Brotherhood. Ben Levis ’21 also thought “it is very interesting that Gail Nogle actually went to India to take that photo.” Clark Brown ’21 loved “the sunlight shining through the trees and the beauty of the picture itself”.
That is all for three of the seven new additions to the Jesuit Museum, check back to The Roundup for more news about the Museum! Also email Mrs. Hunt-Blanc if you have any questions regarding the museum at EHuntBlanc@jesuitcp.org.