The Dallas Museum of Art has had a phenomenal year for special exhibits, the most impressive being the Jackson Pollock exhibit Blind Spots, only the third major exhibit in the U.S. to focus solely on the artist and the largest survey to date of Pollock's lesser-known black paintings. A retrospective of photographer Irving Penn's work, Beyond Beauty, was not far behind. While these exhibits required a fee to view, one of the most exciting moves the DMA has made in the last few years was the decision to return to free admission to the general collection by director Max Anderson, who recently left the position. This effort has seen a swell in attendance at the monthly Late Night events, and the crowds are proof that the museum has earned its designation as not just the largest, but also the city's most important museum.
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