To Be Determined, Dallas Museum of Art

Matthew Wong, The West, 2017, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2017.28. Courtesy of the Matthew Wong Foundation and Karma, New York


September 27, 2020 to December 27, 2020


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Dallas, TX, 75201

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On view in Chilton I and Chilton II Galleries, To Be Determined juxtaposes works from many centuries, geographies, and cultures to trace how the significance of art can shift when presented in new contexts.

Drawn from the DMA’s global collection, the exhibition features works of art, sacred objects, and design from the 13th century to the present, including 13 new acquisitions and important paintings by Dallas-based artists.

To Be Determined affirms the resilience of individuals and communities through evocative—and occasionally unexpected—groupings of works that resonate with current and historical struggles.

Organized through collaboration among the DMA’s entire curatorial team, the exhibition explores what it means to be present with works of art after extended time apart.

It shines a light on how viewers create their own meaning for the works they engage with. To Be Determined takes an audience-centered, open-ended approach to interpretation, encouraging viewers to make personal connections.

DMA Member Preview Day: enjoy priority access from 11am–5pm Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26.

Note new hours: The Dallas Museum of Art will now be open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 2–8pm beginning October 1, providing later hours, and additional capacity, to explore and enjoy the art at your city's museum.

Saturday–Sunday hours remain 11am–5pm and as a reminder, free general admission entry to the DMA requires a timed ticket, secured in advance, to maintain safe capacity limitations.