Current Exhibitions

Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996

3/13/16 to 6/25/17
| Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

Passages in Modern Art: 1946–1996 brings together objects from the DMA’s acclaimed contemporary collection, including recent acquisitions, rarely seen works, and newly conserved paintings and sculpture.

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Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

5/21/17 to 8/20/17
| Hoffman Galleries

Experience the bold vision of one of today's most original fashion designers with 45 exquisite outfits from 15 collections in Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.

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The Wittgenstein Vitrine

11/15/14 to 8/27/17
| 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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Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art

5/28/17 to 9/3/17
| Chilton II Gallery

The exhibition surveys how America and its people have been represented in prints made by American and non-American artists between 1710 and 2010. As the final venue on a four-city international tour and the only other US venue, the DMA will present more than 150 outstanding prints from the colonial era to the present, drawn exclusively from the National Gallery of Art’s collection. 

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Multiple Selves: Portraits in Print from Rembrandt to Rivera

4/29/17 to 11/5/17
| Level 2

The exhibition examines how the artist views him or herself as the subject of a work of art. The installation presents work drawn exclusively from the DMA's collection and features artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Diego Rivera, and Piet Mondrian. 

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Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail

11/18/16 to 11/12/17
| Focus II Gallery

Featuring nearly fifty works predominantly from the DMA’s extensive design holdings, Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail explores the culture of cocktails and the wares in which they were prepared and served.

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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 Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery

4/18/17 to 4/28/19
| 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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