Current Exhibitions

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 Art 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.

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Teen Renaissance

1/25/20 to 3/11/20 | Mezzanine 2

Teen Renaissance, curated by the DMA’s Teen Advisory Council, features selected works created by Dallas-area high school students. This year, submissions responded to the theme "What does mental wellness mean to you? How can you share mental wellness with others?"

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Sandra Cinto: Landscape of a Lifetime

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

Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto transformed the Concourse hall with a site-specific, 153-foot mural that covers 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 are decorated with intricate pen drawings of celestial elements such as stars and clouds, evoking the artist’s exploration of life and natural cycles.

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Wearable Raffia from Africa

8/31/19 to 7/12/20 | Level 3

Drawn mainly from the Museum’s extensive collection of African art, Wearable Raffia from Africa higlights garments, accessories, and textiles made from the woven fibers of raffia palm leaves from West and Central Africa and the island of Madagascar.

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Flores mexicanas. Mujeres en el arte mexicano moderno

2/16/20 to 9/20/20 | Tower Gallery

Flores mexicanas. Mujeres en el arte mexicano moderno examina representaciones de las mujeres en el modernismo mexicano. La exposición se inspira en el préstamo de la pintura monumental de Alfredo Ramos Martínez Flores mexicanas, expuesta solo por segunda vez en casi un siglo.

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Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art

2/16/20 to 9/20/20 | Tower Gallery

Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art surveys representations of women in Mexican modernism. The exhibition is inspired by the loan of the monumental painting Flores Mexicanas by Alfredo Ramos Martínez, on view for only the second time in nearly a century.

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Frans Hals: Detecting a Decade

2/23/20 to 10/11/20 | Focus II Gallery

Two imposing portraits of the same sitter painted a decade apart—being shown side-by-side for the first time—showcase the revolutionary technique of Frans Hals, the first great portraitist of 17th-century Holland.

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