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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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Curator

Tricia Y. Paik, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, joined the Museum in May 2009 to oversee the Contemporary collection and curate the Museum's two ongoing contemporary exhibition series, Currents and New Media Series. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Paik received her MA and PhD from New York University. Paik previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Paik reconceived the presentation of the collection for the new Contemporary galleries in the East Building. Paik also curated Postwar German Art from the Collection, the inaugural installation of the new Main Exhibition Galleries in the East Building.

Paik co-curated the 2012 commission by Andy Goldsworthy, Stone Sea, and the first phase of the Museum's new outdoor Sculpture Garden. Artists featured in recent Currents and New Media Series exhibitions include Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock, Chelsea Knight, Ian Monroe, William E. Jones, James Nares, Hubbard/Birchler, Guido van der Werve, Pae White, and Laurent Grasso. Paik also curated the 2013 installation of Yoko Ono: Wish Tree, as well as Yinka Shonibare MBE: Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play and Bill Viola: Visitation, both in 2010.

Related Programs

Text in Art
Gallery Talk. Meet at the Information Center. Free.
Thursday, May 1, 11:00 am
Friday, May 2, 6:00 pm

Join Molly Moog, Research Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art, for a lively and informative discussion on the Ancient American Collection.

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

Curator

Tricia Y. Paik joined the Museum in May 2009 to oversee the Contemporary collection and curate the Museum's two contemporary exhibition series, Currents and New Media. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Paik received her MA and PhD from New York University. Paik previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Paik reconceived the presentation of the collection for the new Contemporary galleries in the East Building. Paik also curated Postwar German Art from the Collection, the inaugural installation of the new Main Exhibition Galleries in the East Building.

Paik co-curated the 2012 commission by Andy Goldsworthy, Stone Sea, and the first phase of the Museum's new outdoor Sculpture Garden. Paik also curated Yinka Shonibare MBE: Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play and Bill Viola: Visitation, both in 2010 at the Museum.


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