Current Exhibitions

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse

10/26/14 to 2/8/15 | Chilton II Gallery

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse showcases approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne and is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century.


Rock Crystal Ewer from the Keir Collection

5/27/14 to 9/27/15 | Level 3

The carved rock crystal ewer from late 10th- to 11th-century Fatimid Egypt (969–1171), is the first work of art from the rarely shown Keir Collection to arrive at the DMA, is considered one of the wonders of Islamic art.


Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine

11/15/14 to 10/18/15 | 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. 


Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present

12/19/10 to 12/31/15 | Tower Gallery

Including over thirty works drawn largely from the Museum’s collection dating from the 1960s to the present, this exhibition reveals the transformation of ideology and forms that have shaped international design of the last half century.