Current Exhibitions

After Hours: Works by DMA Staff

6/15/17 to 11/26/17 | Mezzanine 2

Every two years, staff of the Dallas Museum of Art are provided the opportunity to showcase their talents in exhibition form. After Hours: Works by DMA Staff showcases over 50 intriguing works by Museum employees. 

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Waxed: Batik from Java

9/25/16 to 12/3/17 | Level 3

Drawn from the DMA’s collection, Waxed: Batik from Java presents a selection of Javanese batik made in the West and Central regions, the main batik production was centered during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Batik is a wax-resist process for dye-decorating cloth. In Indonesia, batik is especially associated with the island of Java.

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The Wittgenstein Vitrine

11/15/14 to 12/31/17 | Conservation Gallery

Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine reveals the results of an intensive research and conservation program by exploring the conservation effort and charting the context and history of this masterwork’s design and fabrication, iconography, and provenance. The exhibition also presents new perspectives on designer Carl Otto Czeschka, his work for the Wiener Werkstätte, and the important patronage of the Wittgenstein family. 

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Truth: 24 frames per second

10/22/17 to 1/28/18 | Chilton I Gallery

Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life.

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Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins

10/1/17 to 2/25/18 | Stoffel Quadrant Gallery

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016) is one of artist Yayoi Kusama’s signature Infinity Mirror Rooms. This installation is the first mirror pumpkin room created by Kusama since 1991, and the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in a North American collection. 

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Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers

9/2/17 to 5/13/18 | Rachofsky Quadrant Gallery

Edward Jean Steichen, known for his photography, produced seven large mural paintings from 1911-1914 for financier Eugene Meyer and his wife, Agnes. The murals underwent conservation treatment during the Summer of 2017 at the DMA and are on view together for the first time in more than 100 years.

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Paris at the Turn of the Century

11/7/17 to 5/27/18 | Level 2

Whether depicting Paris's broad avenues or dazzling nightlife, painters, printmakers, and photographers were drawn to capturing everyday life in the city in the second half of the 19th century. Paris at the Turn of the Century features works on paper from the 1880s, 1890s, and early 1900s, drawn exclusively from the DMA’s collection, that celebrate the French capital’s beauty and dynamism, as well as its seedier and less glamorous aspects.

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The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery

4/18/17 to 4/26/20 | 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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