Current Exhibitions

Paris at the Turn of the Century

11/7/17 to 4/15/18 | Level 2

Whether depicting Paris's broad avenues or dazzling nightlife, painters, printmakers, and photographers were drawn to capturing everyday life in the city in the second half of the 19th century. Paris at the Turn of the Century features works on paper from the 1880s, 1890s, and early 1900s, drawn exclusively from the DMA’s collection, that celebrate the French capital’s beauty and dynamism, as well as its seedier and less glamorous aspects.


Young Masters 2018

2/24/18 to 4/15/18 | Concourse

The Young Masters exhibition features selected works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students from ten Dallas-area high schools participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Arts Incentive Program. Celebrating 20 years, the 2018 Young Masters exhibition includes 64 original works and features two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces created by AP Studio Art students, essays analyzing works in the DMA’s collection by AP Art History students, and four-minute original compositions by AP Music Theory students.


Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins

10/1/17 to 4/29/18 | Stoffel Quadrant Gallery

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016) is one of artist Yayoi Kusama’s signature Infinity Mirror Rooms. This installation is the first mirror pumpkin room created by Kusama since 1991, and the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in a North American collection. 


Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers

9/2/17 to 5/13/18 | Rachofsky Quadrant Gallery

Edward Jean Steichen, known for his photography, produced seven large mural paintings from 1911-1914 for financier Eugene Meyer and his wife, Agnes. The murals underwent conservation treatment during the Summer of 2017 at the DMA and are on view together for the first time in more than 100 years.


Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit

1/7/18 to 12/2/18 | Focus II Gallery

Journey of the Human Spirit, by Hopi artists Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie, narrates the history of the Hopi people, from the mythic emergence, through the arrival of Europeans, to the rebirth of Hopi traditions in the information age. 


Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road

12/16/17 to 12/9/18 | Level 3

Drawn from the DMA’s collection, this exhibition showcases fine examples of garments and ornamental hangings. The works on view come from India, Central Asia, China, and Japan with some objects featuring colored ink paintings on textile backgrounds.


The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery

4/18/17 to 4/26/20 | Focus I Gallery

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world's most important private collections of Islamic Art.