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On View, Lectures, and Other Events at the DMA This Fall/Winter

Special Event: Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style

Thursday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.

Join April Calahan, fashion historian and Special Collections Associate at Fashion Institute of Technology, for a closer look at her book Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style. Calahan will discuss the evolution of men’s and women’s styles through the art of the fashion plate–lavish, hand-colored illustrations created to promote the latest modes.



Brettell Lecture: Variation, Seriation, Decoration: Van Gogh’s “Sheaves of Wheat”

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Nicole R. Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, for an in-depth exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat. 



Nicolas Party: Pathway

Through 2/5/17


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.



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”.



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.

DMA-organized; exclusively at the DMA.



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.



Figurine of a Standing Lion-Headed Goddess, Faience, Brooklyn Museum. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.943E

Figurine of a Standing Lion-Headed Goddess, Faience, Brooklyn Museum. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.943E


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.



Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail

November 18, 2016-November 12, 2017

Focus II

DMA Organized; Exclusively at the DMA


Art and Nature in the Middle Ages

December 4, 2016-March 19, 2017

Chilton II

U.S. Exclusive Venue


The Wittgenstein Vitrine

Through 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.



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.