What to see at the Dallas Museum of Art this fall

Kick off fall with an exciting line up of exhibits at the DMA

Posted on Aug 18, 2016

From large-format pieces to rarely seen collections, gear up for a fantastic series of exhibitions at the DMA through the rest of the year.

 

Experience the Pathway

In his first solo US museum presentation, Swiss artist Nicolas Party will transform the main corridor of the DMA into a playful, nature-inspired wonderland.The mural will be up August 19, 2016 through February 12, 2017 and is a must-see spot during your next visit to the DMA.

 

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Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl exhibit at DMA | Sven Laurent

See art in large format

As part of the DMA's 35th anniversary of Concentrations, a series of contemporary, project-based exhibitions focused on international emerging artists, German artist Lucie Stahl brings  a fresh perspective on large-format images. See the collection, including her well-known Prayer Wheels installation (a hands-on art piece comprised of beer cans and oil drums) at the DMA Hoffman Gallery Sept 16, 2016 through March 12, 2017 as part of the Stahls' first US solo museum show.  

 

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Divine Felines exhibit at DMA | Brooklyn Museum. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.406E.

We know them as domesticated best friends and thanks to Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, visitors to the DMA can see the importance of the species throughout thousands of years of Egyptian history. Don't miss more than eighty objects in the collection, ranging from pieces that explore domestic and wild cats to those used as part of cat burial practices and feline deities. The exhibition runs Oct. 9. 2016 through Jan. 8, 2017 with a smaller collection that will focus on the other best friend in the home: the dog. This exhibition requires a special exhibition ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military, but general admission to the DMA is always free.

 

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Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail exhibit at DMA | Dallas Museum of Art, the Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, bequest of Patsy Lacy Griffith, 2001.135.1–5

(Artistic) cocktails for everyone

Experience the culture of cocktails at the DMA's Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail at a year-long showing at the DMA starting November 18. The exhibition follows the development of the modern cocktail from the late 19th century to the present day and includes a presentation on the many pieces used to hold the decadent beverages. Many of the pieces in this collection are on view for the first time and includes 19th century punch bowls, Prohibition-era cocktail shakes and Art Deco modern barware.

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Art and Nature in the Middle Ages exhibit at DMA | Franck Raux

 Evolution in art form

See how nature has been represented through six centuries of medieval European art at Art and Nature in the Middle Ages on display at the DMA Dec. 4, 2016 through March 19, 2017.The exhibition was organized by a Parisian museum and will feature works rarely before exhibited in the United States spanning works from the 12th to early 16th centuries. Dallas is the only place in the U.S. to see these rare and wonderful works of art. This exhibition requires a special exhibition ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military, but general admission to the DMA is always free.