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Permanent Collection - Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art holds an extensive collection of painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and works on paper, from around the world, spanning from c. 3000 B.C to the present.

The Dallas Museum of Art collection of American art includes paintings, sculptures, and works on paper spanning three centuries and encompassing the three countries of North America: the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

The collection covers the major eras of ancient Mediterranean history, from c. 3000 B.C. to the fall of the Roman Empire. The African collection at the Dallas Museum of Art focuses on sub-Saharan art from two important collections: the Clark and Frances Stillman Collection of Congo Sculpture and the collection of Gustav and Franyo Schindler.
The collection of European art at the Dallas Museum of Art is an exquisite grouping of
paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, with strengths in the 18th, 19th, and
20th centuries.
The contemporary art collection spans from 1945 to the present. Recently the Museum
has focused on major German artists such as Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, and
Anselm Kiefer, while simultaneously collecting the young artists of the time.
Numbering over 6,000 works, the Museum's collections of American and European
decorative arts and design feature objects in a wide range of media. The collection
of 19th- and 20th-century American silver is widely considered among the finest in
the world.
In 1985 the Dallas Museum of Art received a one-of-a kind gift of more than 1,400 works—impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings, and decorative arts including furniture, textiles, iron and bronze work, decorated fans, and silver objects—from Wendy Reves in honor of her late husband, Emery Reves. This collection present a stunning array of objects by impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist masters including Auguste Rodin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Edgar Degas.
Works in the ancient American collection span 3,000 years and represent twelve countries. Highlights include ceramics from the southwestern United States; ceramics and stone sculpture from Mexico and Guatemala; gold from Panama, Colombia, and Peru; and textiles and ceramics from Peru. The Asian collections range from Gandharan Buddhist art of the 2nd to 4th centuries to the arts of the Mughal Empire in India from the 15th to the 19th century. The world religions of Hinduisim, Buddhism, and Islam are all represented.
Sculpture and textiles in the regional art styles of Indonesia and Sarawak distinguish the
Museum’s Pacific collections. Highlights include works from the Mentawai Islands,
Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumba, Flores, and the Southeast Moluccas.

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