Current 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.


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.


Jean-Michel Basquiat: “Sam F”

7/4/21 to 2/13/22 | Level 2

Sam F, an expressionistic portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat, was created during Basquiat’s visit to Dallas in 1985. Gifted to the DMA by the late Samuel and Helga Feldman, this is the first work by the iconic American painter to join the Museum’s collection. 


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.


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.


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.