Current Exhibitions

Ludwig Schwarz: Untitled (series of eight paintings)

10/2/18 to 11/16/18 | Concourse

On view in the Museum’s concourse across from the Hoffman Gallery is Untitled (series of eight paintings) by Dallas-based artist Ludwig Schwarz. A multidisciplinary artist who works across video, sculpture, installation, painting and writing, Schwarz’s wide-ranging practice is rooted in conceptualism and is sensitive to the conditions of display.  His use of color in paintings that straddle abstraction and figuration has been likened to Matisse, a comparison made evident by this series.


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.


Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art

9/16/18 to 1/6/19 | Chilton II Gallery

Cult of the Machine examines American culture from the 1910s to the Second World War and reveals how the American love affair with new technology and mechanization shaped architecture, design, and the visual culture of the United States. This tour-de-force presentation includes key paintings by American Precisionists such as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Charles Demuth, and iconic works by the masters of straight photography such as Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, and Edward Steichen.


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

6/14/18 to 2/3/19 | 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.


Concentrations 61: Runo Lagomarsino, EntreMundos

9/30/18 to 2/17/19 | Stoffel Quadrant Gallery

Concentrations 61 is the first solo US museum exhibition for conceptual artist Runo Lagomarsino. Transforming everyday objects and phrases into historically referential works of art, Lagomarsino considers the unstable nature of national identities. The artist points to the histories and narratives imparted by our transnational identities and the volatile relationship between power and geography.


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.