Current Exhibitions

The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō

5/21/19 to 11/24/19 | Mezzanine 2

Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the great masters of the Japanese landscape woodblock print. In 1833, he produced a suite of prints that followed the imperial road called the Tōkaidō, which ran from Edo (modern Tokyo) to the emperor’s palace in Kyoto. The scenes are a blend of the grandeur of a noble feudal lord's (daimyō's) lifestyle, realistic images of daily life and ordinary people like merchants or workers, and a refined depiction of nature.


C3 Visiting Artist Project: Spiderweb Salon

9/24/19 to 12/29/19 | Center for Creative Connections

Spiderweb Salon is an interdisciplinary collective based in Denton, Texas. For collective | connection, their C3 Visiting Artist installation, 50 members of the group wrote and recorded audio experiences inspired by works of art at the DMA for visitors to call in and listen to.


C3: Beyond Binaries

12/22/18 to 1/5/20 | Center for Creative Connections

This installation of DMA works examines the ways the subjects, symbolism, and production of art communicate ideas about gender. Some works move beyond the binary of masculine and feminine. Others present divergent views and beliefs about gender.


Sheila Hicks: Secret Structures, Looming Presence

6/30/19 to 1/12/20 | Level 4

Fiber arts by artist, designer, and weaver Sheila Hicks (b. 1934) will be exhibited in the DMA’s Atrium Overlook and in the Arts of the Americas Andean gallery in a special exhibition illuminating how the contemporary artist’s practice has been inspired by the weaving traditions of indigenous artisans from Latin America. Secret Structures, Looming Presence pairs works from the Museum’s collection of ancient Andean art with a selection of Hicks’ loom-woven, wrapped, twisted, and knotted fiberworks, offering a fresh examination of textile traditions through time.


Concentrations 62: Wanda Koop, Dreamline

10/20/19 to 2/2/20 | Focus II Gallery

Wanda Koop is an established Canadian painter whose practice explores how modern urban society and the natural environment intersect. For Concentrations 62, Koop will debut eight new works in her Dreamline series, accompanied by more than 20 preparatory paintings from the past two decades.


Violence and Defiance

8/17/19 to 3/8/20 | Level 2

Violence and Defiance, the latest rotation of works on paper in the European Galleries, features prints by a generation of rebel-artists known as the Expressionists who reacted to the atrocities of World War I through work defined by boldly simplified line work, distorted forms, and clashing colors.


Focus On: Ragnar Kjartansson

9/15/19 to 3/22/20 | Hoffman Galleries

Experience the emotional power of two works created by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. The Visitors is an immersive video installation that features nine screens, depicting eight individual musicians singing the same lyric in separate rooms of the nearly 200-year-old Rokeby Farm House in Hudson Valley, New York. Taken from the poem “Feminine Ways,” this work is marked by autobiography and duration, as are the 415 postcards that line the walls of the preceding gallery. 


speechless: different by design

11/10/19 to 3/22/20 | Chilton I and Chilton II Galleries

Explore the many ways in which we connect to the world around us through our senses in speechless: different by design, an exhibition of multisensory, interactive, and immersive experiences for visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. Created in collaboration with designers, scholars, and scientists, speechless presents unique opportunities for discovering new perspectives through communications beyond speech and words.


Focus On: Alex Katz

9/15/19 to 3/22/20 | Hoffman Galleries

A focused installation of works by the 92-year-old American painter Alex Katz, one of the most recognized and widely exhibited artists of his generation. This unique presentation brings together a number of themes that characterize Katz’s work: portraits, landscapes, cut-outs, and party scenes. 


Sandra Cinto: Landscape of a Lifetime

11/15/19 to 7/5/20 | Concourse

Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto will create a site-specific commissioned mural in the Museum’s first-level Concourse. Cinto will transform the hall with a 153-foot mural covering the walls and ceiling in 24 shades of blue, shifting from dark to light to give the impression of the transition from night to day. The walls will be completely decorated with intricate pen drawings of celestial elements such as stars and clouds, evoking the artist’s exploration of life and natural cycles.