Current Exhibitions

Dalí’s Divine Comedy

8/14/20 to 2/21/21 | Level 2

Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s reputation as an illustrator is a story that often goes untold. This exhibition showcases selections from Dalí’s most ambitious illustrated series: his colored wood engravings of the Divine Comedy, an epic poem by the medieval Florentine writer Dante Alighieri.

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Contemporary Art + Design: New Acquisitions

8/30/20 to 3/7/21 | Hoffman Galleries

Contemporary Art + Design presents recently acquired paintings, installations, jewelry, furnishings, and design objects. Featuring artists from 11 countries—including artists based in Texas and emerging painters and designers—the exhibition samples new directions for the growth of the DMA’s collection.

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Love is the Message, The Message is Death

8/30/20 to 3/7/21 | Hoffman Galleries

In this renowned film, Arthur Jafa offers glimpses into the multiplicity of Black experiences in America through found and self-produced footage of Black artists, athletes, public figures, and everyday people, juxtaposed with clips of events ranging from faith-based transcendence to police brutality.

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Not Visible to the Naked Eye: Inside a Senufo Helmet Mask

11/23/19 to 3/21/21 | Conservation Gallery

This collaboration between the DMA’s Conservation and Arts of Africa departments and UT Southwestern Medical Center presents CT scans of a Senufo helmet mask from the Museum’s African art collection. The scans reveal unexpected materials beneath the surface and objects contained in the attached animal horns that empower the mask.

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For a Dreamer of Houses

3/15/20 to 7/4/21 | Barrel Vault

Inspired by philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s concept of the psychological importance of homes, For a Dreamer of Houses explores the significance of the spaces we inhabit and how they represent ourselves, our values, and our desires.

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Moth to Cloth: Silk in Africa

12/20/20 to 10/24/21 | Level 3

This installation of cloths drawn from the DMA permanent collection explores the production of silk and silk textiles in Ghana, Nigeria, and Madagascar.

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My|gration

2/1/20 to 10/31/21 | Center for Creative Connections

Developed with input from the local community, this installation of works in the Center for Creative Connections traces the migration of people, objects, and ideas in art across times and cultures.

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The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery

4/18/17 to 12/31/22 | Focus I Gallery

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world's most important private collections of Islamic Art. 

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