Current Exhibitions

Fine Lands

5/18/18 to 9/2/18 | Concourse

The DMA will host a site-specific mural by Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas, her first U.S. solo museum presentation, in the Museum’s first-level concourse. Cuevas is a conceptual and socially-engaged artist who creates sculptural installations in response to politically-charged events. 


Body Ego

6/12/18 to 9/9/18 | Hanley Quadrant Gallery

Body Ego includes works by more than ten female artists in the DMA’s collection and considers how abstract sculpture represents the human body, and the ways viewers relate to the objects through their own experiences.


The Guerrilla Girls

6/12/18 to 9/9/18 | Rachofsky Quadrant Gallery

Wearing gorilla masks and drawing on tactics of guerrilla warfare and marketing, the Guerrilla Girls create protest art to expose gender- and race-based discrimination in the art world and beyond. This exhibition features selected works from the Guerrilla Girls' Portfolio Compleat, including a set of 109 posters, books, videos, and ephemera created between 1985 and 2016.


Soft Focus

6/12/18 to 9/9/18 | Stoffel Quadrant Gallery

This new installation of photographs from the DMA’s collection highlights the exemplary work of more than 20 women photographers who have expressed softened and dreamlike aspects in their pieces. By experimenting with distortion and placing particular emphasis on how the body connects or contrasts with the surrounding environment, these artists invite viewers to feel a sense of strange familiarity in their works.


Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit

1/7/18 to 12/2/18 | Focus II Gallery

Journey of the Human Spirit, by Hopi artists Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie, narrates the history of the Hopi people, from the mythic emergence, through the arrival of Europeans, to the rebirth of Hopi traditions in the information age. 


Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road

12/16/17 to 12/9/18 | Level 3

Drawn from the DMA’s collection, this exhibition showcases fine examples of garments and ornamental hangings. The works on view come from India, Central Asia, China, and Japan with some objects featuring colored ink paintings on textile backgrounds.


An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art

6/14/18 to 2/17/19 | Barrel Vault

An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art is dedicated to the single largest benefactors in the Museum’s history, the late Margaret and Eugene McDermott, visionary patrons of the arts, education, and healthcare in Dallas. This exhibition will present their final bequest of 32 19th- and early 20th-century artworks to The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund to benefit the DMA, which includes works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and many others.


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.