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CONTEMPORARY ART

The Contemporary collection spans the post-World War II period until today. Particular strengths are postwar American art and rich holdings in postwar German art. Acquisitions of art made in the past two decades, including video, mixed media, and installation, reflect the growing dynamism and international nature of contemporary art. Additionally, the collection extends beyond the Museum walls, featuring a 2004 commission by Roxy Paine and the 2012 commission by Andy Goldsworthy, Stone Sea, which celebrates the expansion of the Museum.

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Related Exhibitions

Currents 108: Won Ju Lim
Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko

Related Programs

The Paintings of Mark Rothko
Gallery Talk. Meet at the Information Center. Free.
Thursday, July 31, 11:00 am
Friday, August 1, 6:00 pm

Join Simon Kelly, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a lively and informative discussion on The Paintings of Mark Rothko.

Mark Rothko's Color
Gallery Talk. Meet at the Information Center. Free.
Thursday, August 14, 11:00 am
Friday, August 15, 6:00 pm

Join Cheryl Wassenaar, Associate Professor, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, for a lively and informative discussion on Mark Rothko's Color.

Learning Resources

See For Yourself: Sculpture
The Contemporary collection spans the post-World War II period until today. Particular strengths are postwar American art and rich holdings in postwar German art. Acquisitions of art made in the past two decades, including video, mixed media, and installation, reflect the growing dynamism and international nature of contemporary art. Additionally, the collection extends beyond the Museum walls, featuring a 2004 commission by Roxy Paine and the 2012 commission by Andy Goldsworthy, Stone Sea, which celebrates the expansion of the Museum.

View our Contemporary Art Collection



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