Upcoming Exhibitions

Focus On: Henry Ossawa Tanner

8/17/21 to 1/2/22 | Level 4

This installation pairs two works by acclaimed painter Henry Ossawa Tanner that underwent a comprehensive conservation treatment and technical study by the DMA with generous support from the Art Bridges Foundation. The results contribute new insights into the practice of this important American artist.


Bosco Sodi: La fuerza del destino

9/14/21 to 7/10/22 | Sculpture Garden

This installation in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden features approximately 30 sculptures by Bosco Sodi. Created from clay sourced at the artist’s studio in Oaxaca, dried in the sun, and fired in a traditional brick kiln, the resulting surfaces bear the beautiful scars of their process.


Naudline Pierre: What Could Be Has Not Yet Appeared

9/26/21 to 5/15/22 | Focus II Gallery

The DMA presents the first solo museum exhibition for Naudline Pierre, whose vividly hued paintings portray otherworldly narratives through depictions of supernatural beings entangled in complex scenes of struggle and intimacy.


Guadalupe Rosales

10/1/21 to 7/10/22 | Concourse

For the next installation of the DMA’s Concourse mural series, Los Angeles–based artist Guadalupe Rosales will create a site-specific commissioned mural reflecting the interconnections between her artistic practice and her collaborative archival practice. Rosales is a multidisciplinary artist, an archivist, an educator, and founder of the community-generated archival projects Veteranas and Rucas and Map Pointz on Instagram.


Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection

10/10/21 to 1/9/22 | Chilton I Gallery

Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection offers a look at an exemplary private collection of American art through 24 works, whose dates span approximately a century and touch historical and aesthetic highpoints.


Van Gogh and the Olive Groves

10/17/21 to 2/6/22 | Chilton II Gallery

Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is the first exhibition dedicated to the legendary artist's important olive grove series, produced in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the final year of his life. Co-organized by the DMA and the Van Gogh Museum, this groundbreaking presentation will premiere in October in Dallas, the only North American venue, and then travel to Amsterdam.


Bamana Mud Cloth:​ From Mali to the World​

11/13/21 to 12/4/22 | Level 3

Mud cloth, or bogolanfini, originated among the Bamana peoples of Mali and its designs can be spotted in products across the world, although the source is not always credited. This exhibition explores the labor-intensive process behind the dye-decorated cloth and its distinctive, culturally significant designs.


Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form

2/6/22 to 1/15/23 | Tower Gallery

Octavio Medellín was an influential Mexican American artist and teacher who helped shape the Texas art scene for six decades. The first-ever museum retrospective for Medellín explores the evolution of his sculptural practice, his public art commissions, and his legacy as a beloved and respected teacher.