Inside the Heads of Maxwell %26 Jacqueline Anderson


Together, Max and Jacqueline Anderson agreed it was time to exit his post as The Melvin %26amp; Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art to embark on new quests in Dallas. You%26rsquo;ll see we have much to absorb from Max %26mdash; he comes armed with a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy in history of art from Harvard, a five-tier aspiration plan for our museum, a new book debut and ArtBabble launch experience. And did we mention his affinity for hot pepper flakes?

Max Anderson

Three favorite contemporary artists? Some one million Americans declare themselves to be artists on their tax returns. %26nbsp;I%26rsquo;m not keen on alienating the other 999,997.
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What type of art are you amassing these days? For the DMA, we will be focused on building on strengths in European, American, Asian, African, Decorative Arts and Design, and augmenting contemporary art holdings from Europe, the U.S. and Asia with works from Latin and South America. I%26rsquo;m also interested in Islamic art, self-taught African American art, and other fields newer to American museums.
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Your uniform? I wear suits and ties because it%26rsquo;s easier than improvising with business casual, an expression that flummoxes me.
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What do you collect? Cuff links for me, jewelry for Jacqueline and souvenirs for our daughter when on trips. Our son has outgrown interest in tchotchkes.
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Items in your attach%26eacute;?%26nbsp; Dell Inspiron, iPad, iPhone charger, keys, pens, magnifying glass, white gloves, hot pepper flakes.
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Where do you purchase your suits? When next I do, Neiman Marcus, of course.
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Three shops in Dallas you frequent? We just arrived, so %26lsquo;frequent%26rsquo; would be overstating it. I love scouring hardware stores for tools I may need when we build our house.
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The word you%26rsquo;d best use to describe yourself? Insatiable.
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Books on your bedside table? Michael Axworthy%26rsquo;s Iran: Empire of the Mind.

What would surprise people most about you? How much I love splitting a face cord of firewood.

Three small luxuries you wouldn%26rsquo;t want to do without? Two-cup stovetop Moka Express, bittersweet chocolate and my brand-spanking-new Dallas North Tollway tag.
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Favorite vacation spot? The Bay of Naples, ideally from a cutter-rigged sloop.
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Signature drink? Laphroaig, neat.
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Three favorite restaurants in Dallas? We%26rsquo;ve not been to many more than three, and loved them all: Urban Taco, The Mint Asian Fusion Cafe and, of course, In-N-Out Burger.
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One favorite architectural moment in Dallas? The Arts District is a feast for the eye. And I am eager to see the Trinity River Corridor Project unfold.
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Favorite architect and project? The Pantheon in Rome by Apollodorus of Damascus.
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Piece of furniture you covet? Hella Jongerius%26rsquo; Polder sofa.

What impact do you hope to make on the DMA? I want it to be the nation%26rsquo;s most coveted art museum to work in because of its creativity, embrace of risk and the depth of experience offered our public.

What impact do you hope to make on the city of Dallas? I%26rsquo;d like to help the Arts District become a global force for our city.

A Dallasite you admire? Margaret McDermott. She has led by example, challenges received wisdom, has a keen eye for talent and is as bold and good company as anyone half her age.

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Jacqueline Anderson

In your handbag? If I am organized, my driver%26rsquo;s license, a fresh-pressed juice and some vegan snacks.

The labels on your back? I am always excited about discovering new designers but love my staple pieces by Norma Kamali, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Andre Courr%26egrave;ges and H%26amp;M.

Most unexpected fashion staple in your closet? Adidas Superstars.

Favorite makeup item? YSL lipgloss.

Three shops in Dallas you%26rsquo;re mad about? Neiman Marcus has always felt like the mother ship I was dropped off on this Earth from; Forty Five Ten exceeds its fabulous reputation; and there seems to be a strong gravitational pull towards NorthPark Center.

Style muse? Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Anita Ekberg, Queen Elizabeth I, Nefertiti and Cleopatra

The word you%26rsquo;d best use to describe yourself? Unpredictable.

Books on your bedside table? I just read Bossypants by Tina Fey and laughed until I cried. Next up is The Quality Instinct by Maxwell L. Anderson.

Three small luxuries you wouldn%26rsquo;t want to do without? Taking and picking up my kids from school, fashion and my Vitamix.

Three favorite hotels? The Taj Tashi in Bhutan, Acacia Cliffs Lodge in New Zealand and Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin.

Signature drink? Organic Avenue%26rsquo;s Green Love juice.

Three favorite restaurants in Dallas? V-Spot Cafe, Dive Coastal Cuisine, Spiral Diner.

Favorite architectural designs? The Lotus Temple in Delhi and the Atomium in Brussels.

Your home interiors %26hellip; describe your style. Never too serious, always glamorous and aspiring to be minimal.

Impact you hope to make on the city of Dallas? It%26rsquo;s too soon to tell, as I%26rsquo;m still trying to master the carpool line at Lamplighter %26hellip; but I have big plans
and promise to keep you posted.

Images:

Jacqueline %26amp; Max Anderson; portrait Justin Clemons.

Moka Express

Hella Jongerius' Polder sofa

Atomium

Vitamix

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Pantheon

Anita Ekberg

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Inside the Heads of Maxwell %26 Jacqueline Anderson


Together, Max and Jacqueline Anderson agreed it was time to exit his post as The Melvin %26amp; Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art to embark on new quests in Dallas. You%26rsquo;ll see we have much to absorb from Max %26mdash; he comes armed with a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy in history of art from Harvard, a five-tier aspiration plan for our museum, a new book debut and ArtBabble launch experience. And did we mention his affinity for hot pepper flakes?

Max Anderson

Three favorite contemporary artists? Some one million Americans declare themselves to be artists on their tax returns. %26nbsp;I%26rsquo;m not keen on alienating the other 999,997.
%26nbsp;
What type of art are you amassing these days? For the DMA, we will be focused on building on strengths in European, American, Asian, African, Decorative Arts and Design, and augmenting contemporary art holdings from Europe, the U.S. and Asia with works from Latin and South America. I%26rsquo;m also interested in Islamic art, self-taught African American art, and other fields newer to American museums.
%26nbsp;
Your uniform? I wear suits and ties because it%26rsquo;s easier than improvising with business casual, an expression that flummoxes me.
%26nbsp;
What do you collect? Cuff links for me, jewelry for Jacqueline and souvenirs for our daughter when on trips. Our son has outgrown interest in tchotchkes.
%26nbsp;
Items in your attach%26eacute;?%26nbsp; Dell Inspiron, iPad, iPhone charger, keys, pens, magnifying glass, white gloves, hot pepper flakes.
%26nbsp;
Where do you purchase your suits? When next I do, Neiman Marcus, of course.
%26nbsp;
Three shops in Dallas you frequent? We just arrived, so %26lsquo;frequent%26rsquo; would be overstating it. I love scouring hardware stores for tools I may need when we build our house.
%26nbsp;
The word you%26rsquo;d best use to describe yourself? Insatiable.
%26nbsp;
Books on your bedside table? Michael Axworthy%26rsquo;s Iran: Empire of the Mind.

What would surprise people most about you? How much I love splitting a face cord of firewood.

Three small luxuries you wouldn%26rsquo;t want to do without? Two-cup stovetop Moka Express, bittersweet chocolate and my brand-spanking-new Dallas North Tollway tag.
%26nbsp;
Favorite vacation spot? The Bay of Naples, ideally from a cutter-rigged sloop.
%26nbsp;
Signature drink? Laphroaig, neat.
%26nbsp;
Three favorite restaurants in Dallas? We%26rsquo;ve not been to many more than three, and loved them all: Urban Taco, The Mint Asian Fusion Cafe and, of course, In-N-Out Burger.
%26nbsp;
One favorite architectural moment in Dallas? The Arts District is a feast for the eye. And I am eager to see the Trinity River Corridor Project unfold.
%26nbsp;
Favorite architect and project? The Pantheon in Rome by Apollodorus of Damascus.
%26nbsp;
Piece of furniture you covet? Hella Jongerius%26rsquo; Polder sofa.

What impact do you hope to make on the DMA? I want it to be the nation%26rsquo;s most coveted art museum to work in because of its creativity, embrace of risk and the depth of experience offered our public.

What impact do you hope to make on the city of Dallas? I%26rsquo;d like to help the Arts District become a global force for our city.

A Dallasite you admire? Margaret McDermott. She has led by example, challenges received wisdom, has a keen eye for talent and is as bold and good company as anyone half her age.

%26nbsp;

Jacqueline Anderson

In your handbag? If I am organized, my driver%26rsquo;s license, a fresh-pressed juice and some vegan snacks.

The labels on your back? I am always excited about discovering new designers but love my staple pieces by Norma Kamali, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Andre Courr%26egrave;ges and H%26amp;M.

Most unexpected fashion staple in your closet? Adidas Superstars.

Favorite makeup item? YSL lipgloss.

Three shops in Dallas you%26rsquo;re mad about? Neiman Marcus has always felt like the mother ship I was dropped off on this Earth from; Forty Five Ten exceeds its fabulous reputation; and there seems to be a strong gravitational pull towards NorthPark Center.

Style muse? Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Anita Ekberg, Queen Elizabeth I, Nefertiti and Cleopatra

The word you%26rsquo;d best use to describe yourself? Unpredictable.

Books on your bedside table? I just read Bossypants by Tina Fey and laughed until I cried. Next up is The Quality Instinct by Maxwell L. Anderson.

Three small luxuries you wouldn%26rsquo;t want to do without? Taking and picking up my kids from school, fashion and my Vitamix.

Three favorite hotels? The Taj Tashi in Bhutan, Acacia Cliffs Lodge in New Zealand and Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin.

Signature drink? Organic Avenue%26rsquo;s Green Love juice.

Three favorite restaurants in Dallas? V-Spot Cafe, Dive Coastal Cuisine, Spiral Diner.

Favorite architectural designs? The Lotus Temple in Delhi and the Atomium in Brussels.

Your home interiors %26hellip; describe your style. Never too serious, always glamorous and aspiring to be minimal.

Impact you hope to make on the city of Dallas? It%26rsquo;s too soon to tell, as I%26rsquo;m still trying to master the carpool line at Lamplighter %26hellip; but I have big plans
and promise to keep you posted.

Images:

Jacqueline %26amp; Max Anderson; portrait Justin Clemons.

Moka Express

Hella Jongerius' Polder sofa

Atomium

Vitamix

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Pantheon

Anita Ekberg

Comments are closed.

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