June 2, 2022
Last night, June 1, after Museum hours, an individual forcibly entered the Dallas Museum of Art. Museum security responded immediately and Dallas Police took the individual into custody at the scene. No one was harmed, and the individual was not carrying weapons. This was an isolated incident perpetrated by one individual acting alone, whose intent was not theft of art or any objects on view at the Museum. However, some works of art were damaged, and we are still in the process of assessing the extent of the damages. While we are devastated by this incident, we are grateful that no one was harmed. The safety of our staff and visitors, along with the care and protection of the art in our stewardship, are our utmost priorities. The Museum will be open to the public today, including the Cartier and Islamic Art exhibition, with some of our permanent collection galleries closed for the ongoing investigation. As the investigation continues, we will have more information.