Current Exhibitions

N S Harsha: Sprouts, reach in to reach out

8/21/15 to 2/14/16
| Concourse

The DMA will host a site-specific mural, Sprouts, reach in to reach out,   by Indian artist N S Harsha in the Museum’s first-level Concourse, marking Harsha’s first exhibition in Dallas.


Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

11/20/15 to 3/20/16
| Chilton I Gallery

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots is only the third major U.S. museum exhibition to focus solely on the artist. The DMA will present what experts have deemed a “once in a lifetime” exhibition of the largest survey of Jackson Pollock’s black paintings ever assembled. With more than 70 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, the exhibition will first introduce audiences to Pollock’s work via a selection of his classic drip paintings made between 1947 and 1950.


Modern Opulence in Vienna: The Wittgenstein Vitrine

11/15/14 to 5/29/16
| 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. 


Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art

9/18/15 to 7/31/16
| Focus I Gallery

Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art is the first exhibition at the DMA of art from the rarely shown and internationally renowned Keir Collection of Islamic Art. The exhibition presents a selection of over fifty masterworks in various mediums and explores thirteen centuries of Islamic art making across three continents, from Spain to Central Asia.


Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting

1/17/16 to 8/21/16
| Focus II Gallery

The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is one of his last. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer’s contemporaries.


Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present

12/19/10 to 12/31/16
| 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.