Upcoming Exhibitions

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.


Guadalupe Rosales: Drifting on a Memory

12/10/21 to 7/10/22 | Concourse

Guadalupe Rosales collaborates with lowrider artists Lokey and Oscar Calderon to create an immersive mural spanning the Museum’s Concourse, with rich colors and finely detailed designs that evoke the iridescent surfaces of the customized cars on a monumental scale.


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.


Spirit Lodge: Mississippian Art from Spiro

3/13/22 to 8/7/22 | Hoffman Galleries

The first major exhibition dedicated to the art and culture of Mississippian peoples brings together nearly 200 ancient and contemporary works. Although underrepresented in history, the Mississippian peoples created one of the most exceptional societies in North America, characterized by the construction of large earthen mounds that served as important cultural and ceremonial centers.


Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity

5/14/22 to 9/18/22 | Chilton I and Chilton II Galleries

This major exhibition traces Islamic art’s influence on the objects created by Louis Cartier and the designers of the great French jewelry Maison from the early 20th century to today.