Current Exhibitions

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

10/9/16 to 1/8/17
| Chilton I Gallery

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt features cats and lions in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through diverse representations from the world-famous holdings of the Brooklyn Museum. 

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Walter De Maria: Counterpoint

10/19/16 to 1/22/17
| Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

 Walter De Maria: Counterpoint is the first presentation in three decades of Walter De Maria’s 1986 work Large Rod Series: Circle/Rectangle, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13.

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Nicolas Party: Pathway

8/19/16 to 2/5/17
| Concourse

Swiss artist Nicolas Party will create a site-specific commissioned mural in the DMA’s Concourse Gallery. For this installation, the first solo US museum presentation for the artist, Party will make an all-over mural on the walls and ceiling of the Museum's main central corridor.

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Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl

9/16/16 to 3/12/17
| Hoffman Galleries

For Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl, the artist’s first U.S. solo museum show, Stahl will present both old and new work in an immersive installation that will feature a number of her “Prayer Wheels”.

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Art and Nature in the Middle Ages

12/4/16 to 3/19/17
| Chilton II Gallery

Spanning the 12th to early 16th centuries, Art and Nature in the Middle Ages explores the diverse modes of expression and variety of representations of nature in European medieval art, whether plant or animal, sacred or profane, real or imagined, highlighting the continuities and changes. 

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Daumier’s Political and Social Satire

10/29/16 to 4/23/17
| Level 2

Daumier’s Political and Social Satire explores work exclusively from the DMA’s collection by Honoré Daumier (1808–1879), a French artist known for his caricatures lampooning politics and society in 19th-century France.

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The Wittgenstein Vitrine

11/15/14 to 5/28/17
| 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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Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996

3/13/16 to 5/28/17
| Barrel Vault and Hanley, Lamont, Rachofsky, and Stoffel Galleries

Passages in Modern Art: 1946–1996 brings together objects from the DMA’s acclaimed contemporary collection, including recent acquisitions, rarely seen works, and newly conserved paintings and sculpture.

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Waxed: Batik from Java

9/25/16 to 9/10/17
| Level 3

Drawn from the DMA’s collection, Waxed: Batik from Java presents a selection of Javanese batik made in the West and Central regions, the main batik production was centered during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Batik is a wax-resist process for dye-decorating cloth. In Indonesia, batik is especially associated with the island of Java.

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Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail

11/18/16 to 11/12/17
| Focus II Gallery

Featuring nearly fifty works predominantly from the DMA’s extensive design holdings, Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail explores the culture of cocktails and the wares in which they were prepared and served.

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