Current Exhibitions

Ludwig Schwarz: Untitled (series of eight paintings)

10/2/18 to 11/16/18 | Concourse

On view in the Museum’s concourse across from the Hoffman Gallery is Untitled (series of eight paintings) by Dallas-based artist Ludwig Schwarz. A multidisciplinary artist who works across video, sculpture, installation, painting and writing, Schwarz’s wide-ranging practice is rooted in conceptualism and is sensitive to the conditions of display.  His use of color in paintings that straddle abstraction and figuration has been likened to Matisse, a comparison made evident by this series.


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.


Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and 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.


An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art

6/14/18 to 2/3/19 | Barrel Vault

An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art is dedicated to the single largest benefactors in the Museum’s history, the late Margaret and Eugene McDermott, visionary patrons of the arts, education, and healthcare in Dallas. This exhibition will present their final bequest of 32 19th- and early 20th-century artworks to The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund to benefit the DMA, which includes works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and many others.


Women + Design: New Works

10/28/18 to 2/17/19 | Lamont Quadrant Gallery

Opening this fall, Women + Design: New Works is an exhibition composed of recent works by seven contemporary female designers. It also features two newly created pieces that will go on view for the first time by Iris van Herpen and Najla El Zein. International in origin and diverse in their media, forms, and objectives, this dynamic group of emerging and mid-career female designers additionally includes Katie Collins, Carrie Dickens, Iris van Herpen, Genevieve Howard, Katie Stout, and Faye Toogood.


Concentrations 61: Runo Lagomarsino, EntreMundos

9/30/18 to 2/17/19 | Stoffel Quadrant Gallery

Concentrations 61 is the first solo US museum exhibition for conceptual artist Runo Lagomarsino. Transforming everyday objects and phrases into historically referential works of art, Lagomarsino considers the unstable nature of national identities. The artist points to the histories and narratives imparted by our transnational identities and the volatile relationship between power and geography.


From Düsseldorf to Dallas: Postwar German Art in the DMA Collection

10/21/18 to 2/17/19 | Rachofsky Quadrant Gallery

Concurrent with Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty, the DMA will present a special installation of works by German artists in the Museum’s collection to contextualize Förg’s practice. Over the past 25 years, the Dallas Museum of Art has emerged as a leading US institution in collecting and exhibiting postwar German art. Förg was featured in the Museum’s Encounters series in 1992, and solo exhibitions of work by German artists Sigmar Polke and Thomas Struth followed in the decade to come. These years also saw the exponential growth of Museum holdings in this area. From Düsseldorf to Dallas brings together a selection of editions and paintings by Gerhard Richter, including three new acquisitions, along with works by Polke, Struth, and Jörg Immendorff.