DMA exhibit Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity

Image: Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Platinum, diamonds, turquoise. Sold to The Honorable Robert Henry Brand. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier © Cartier


May 14, 2022 to September 18, 2022


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1717 North Harwood Street,
Dallas, TX, 75201

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  • Cost: $20 adults; $18 military/seniors; $16 students; free for children 11 and younger and for DMA Members
  • Ages: All ages


This major exhibition traces Islamic art’s influence on the objects created by Louis Cartier and the designers of the great French jewelry Maison from the early 20th century to today. The exhibition explores how Cartier’s designers adapted forms and techniques from Islamic art, architecture, and jewelry, as well as materials from India, Iran and the Arab lands, synthesizing them into a modern stylistic language unique to the house of Cartier.

On view in the Chilton I and Chilton II Galleries. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Museé des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in partnership with the Maison Cartier, Cartier and Islamic Art presents over 400 objects from major international collections, including the Department of Islamic Arts at the Louvre Museum and the Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art.

Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.

All visitors must first reserve a free general admission ticket for the DMA on their selected date.
Guests will then be able to add on a matching exhibition ticket: $20 adults; $18 military/seniors; $16 students; free for children 11 and younger and for DMA Members.
An exhibition ticket alone will not permit entry to the DMA. Tickets will typically be released on the third Monday of every month for the upcoming month.

Member-only preview days:
Wednesday, May 11, 1–5pm
Thursday, May 12, 1–5pm
Friday, May 13, 1–9pm

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