Current Exhibitions

Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga

2/8/15 to 7/19/15 | Hoffman Galleries

Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga will examine the full arcs of the artists’ careers, from their early works to their 18-year engagement with the Gutai Art Association—the leading avant-garde group of postwar Japanese artists—to their later masterworks created in the 1980s, 90s, and early 2000s.

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Concentrations 58: Chosil Kil

2/20/15 to 8/2/15 | Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

In her first U.S. museum solo show, London-based artist Chosil Kil continues her exploration of the liminal space between interior and exterior; material and immaterial; object and performance. 

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Bold Abstractions: Selections from the DMA Collection 1966–1976

2/20/15 to 8/2/15 | Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

Bold Abstractions: Selections from the DMA Collection 1966-1976 explores work produced by artists who challenged the boundaries of traditional easel painting over the course of a decade, beginning in 1966.

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Frank Bowling: Map Paintings

2/20/15 to 8/2/15 | Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

Frank Bowling: Map Paintings will highlight the DMA’s acquisition of its first painting by the seminal artist Frank Bowling, Marcia H Travels (1970), in an installation with four additional works from private collections presenting the entire selection of work from the artist’s influential “Map Paintings” series. 

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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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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. 

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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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