Upcoming Exhibitions

Fine Lands

5/18/18 to 9/2/18 | Concourse

The DMA will host a site-specific mural by Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas, her first U.S. solo museum presentation, in the Museum’s first-level concourse. Cuevas is a conceptual and socially-engaged artist who creates sculptural installations in response to politically-charged events. 


Cult of the Machine: Precisionism in 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.


Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty

10/21/18 to 1/27/19 | Hoffman Galleries

Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty will survey the prolific and provocative career of the late artist Günther Förg (1952-2013). Förg was closely associated with the Cologne scene of the 1980s, a group of irreverent artists who challenged the traditions of painting. This exhibition—the first major museum presentation of his work in the United States since 1989—will bring renewed attention to Förg’s work by examining his legacy in relation to key issues of the 20th century, including postwar nostalgia and loss and the utopianism of high modernism.


Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

11/18/18 to 2/24/19 | Chilton I Gallery

Ida TenEyck O’Keeffe was recognized as a gifted artist during her life, but her efforts were overshadowed by those of her famous older sister, Georgia. Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow brings to light rediscovered works by Ida O’Keeffe that reveal she crafted an artistic identity that was distinct, in style and subject matter, from that of her celebrated sibling. The exhibition will showcase for the first time approximately 50 works including paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings along with photographs of the artist taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia’s husband.


Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

2/24/19 to 5/26/19 | Chilton II Gallery

This international exhibition is dedicated to one of the founding members of the French Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot. Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist will focus on the artist’s treatment of the modern figure through approximately 60 paintings from public and private collections around the world.