Current Exhibitions

Behind the Scenes

9/15/13 to 11/2/14 | Conservation Gallery

Behind the Scenes, on view in the adjacent gallery to the Dallas Museum of Art’s Paintings Conservation Studio, highlights the materials and techniques used by the artists who created the works of art on view and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the ways in which they have evolved and possibly changed over time.

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The Museum Is History

5/24/14 to 11/16/14 | Hoffman Galleries

The Museum Is History is drawn from the DMA’s acclaimed holdings of modern and contemporary art as well as from local collections. The works on view in The Museum Is History roughly span the years 1950 to 1990. Beginning with gestural abstraction, the exhibition turns to those artists who wanted to rethink the role of art-making materials and tools and to those who embraced a reductive vocabulary with elegant symmetry.

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Concentrations 57: Slavs and Tatars

7/18/14 to 12/14/14 | Focus I Gallery

Slavs and Tatars, founded in 2006, is an art collective whose installations, lecture-performances, sculptures and publications contemplate the lesser-known similarities found in the mix of belief systems and rituals among peoples of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Pursuing an unconventional research-based approach, the group identifies the “area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia” as the focus of their multidisciplinary practice.

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Isa Genzken: Retrospective

9/14/14 to 1/4/15 | Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

Isa Genzken: Retrospective is the first comprehensive retrospective of this artist’s epically diverse body of work in an American museum, and the largest to date.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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