Current Exhibitions

Sandra Cinto: Landscape of a Lifetime

11/15/19 to 11/1/20 | 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 11/29/20 | Level 3

Drawn mainly from the Museum’s extensive collection of African art, Wearable Raffia from Africa highlights 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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RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!

8/17/20 to 12/20/20 | Various Offsite Locations

RESIST COVID/ TAKE 6! is a public art campaign by artist Carrie Mae Weems that communicates healthcare messaging and combats the spread of COVID-19.

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To Be Determined

9/27/20 to 12/27/20 | Chilton I and Chilton II Galleries

Drawn from the DMA's global collection, To Be Determined  juxtaposes works from many centuries, geographies, and cultures to trace how the significance of art can shift when presented in new contexts and as viewers make personal connections.

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Frans Hals: Detecting a Decade

2/23/20 to 1/3/21 | 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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Flores mexicanas. Mujeres en el arte mexicano moderno

2/16/20 to 1/10/21 | 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 1/10/21 | 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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Dalí’s Divine Comedy

8/14/20 to 2/21/21 | Level 2

Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s reputation as an illustrator is a story that often goes untold. This exhibition showcases selections from Dalí’s most ambitious illustrated series: his colored wood engravings of the Divine Comedy, an epic poem by the medieval Florentine writer Dante Alighieri.

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Love is the Message, The Message is Death

8/30/20 to 3/7/21 | Hoffman Galleries

In this renowned film, Arthur Jafa offers glimpses into the multiplicity of Black experiences in America through found and self-produced footage of Black artists, athletes, public figures, and everyday people, juxtaposed with clips of events ranging from faith-based transcendence to police brutality.

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Contemporary Art + Design: New Acquisitions

8/30/20 to 3/7/21 | Hoffman Galleries

Contemporary Art + Design presents recently acquired paintings, installations, jewelry, furnishings, and design objects. Featuring artists from 11 countries—including artists based in Texas and emerging painters and designers—the exhibition samples new directions for the growth of the DMA’s collection.

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