The Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art

In keeping with the passionate philanthropic community in Dallas, which has a long tradition of being dedicated to the arts, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) hosts the invaluable Wendy and Emery Reves Collection.

Emery Reves bought Coco Chanel’s villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, La Pausa. The name of the property refers to the legend that Mary Magdalene “paused” near here on her journey from Jerusalem following the crucifixion of Jesus. Over the years, La Pausa has welcomed Greta Garbo, Aristotle Onassis, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (who spent a third of each year there from 1956 to 1958), and many others.

The “La Pausa” collection was given to DMA with the stipulation it remained intact as it was in the Reves’ home. The result is that today’s visitor steps inside an extraordinary home within the DMA, and as you walk from room to room, you experience the collection as a guest might have in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. The collection features the works of Auguste Rodin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Edgar Degas.

The intimacy of the experience is unmatched.

If you visit the Reves Collection, don’t miss Winston Churchill’s paintings, inspired by his visits to La Pausa, along with personal correspondence and items shared between the Churchills and Reves’.

Following are photos from our recent visit to the Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. Learn more.


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