Current Exhibitions

Frida Kahlo: Five Works

3/7/21 to 6/20/21 | Level 4

Through five works, this focused installation explores key aspects of acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s practice, including her unique visual language, exploration of still life painting, and reflection on the events of her adventurous life.


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.


Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris

3/18/21 to 7/25/21 | Chilton II Gallery

The first U.S. exhibition in over 35 years dedicated to the Spanish artist Juan Gris highlights his revolutionary contributions to the Cubist movement by focusing on his fascination with subjects drawn from everyday life. 


Concentrations 63: Julian Charrière, Towards No Earthly Pole

5/2/21 to 8/8/21 | Hoffman Galleries

Julian Charrière creates work that bridges the realms of environmental science and cultural history. This focused exhibition provides immersive encounters with the artist’s melancholic and beautiful portraits of nature in the human era, culminating with his most recent video project, Towards No Earthly Pole.



5/28/21 to 8/15/21 | Ross Avenue Plaza

In support of Black Lives Matter and to confirm commitment and solidarity against the attacks on Asian Americans and the harassment and homicide of Black individuals, this banner design by social practice artist Mel Chin articulates the importance of language and translation to social justice work in our diverse nation. 


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.



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.


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

11/23/19 to 6/19/22 | 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.