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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 Programs

Metal Sculpture Inside and Outside the Museum
Gallery Talk. Meet at the Information Center. Free.
Thursday, October 16, 11:00 am
Friday, October 17, 6:00 pm

Join Noah Kirby, Sculptor and Lecturer, Sam Fox School of Art & Design, Washington University in St. Louis, for a lively and informative discussion on Metal Sculpture Inside and Outside the Museum.

Currents 109: Nick Cave
Gallery Talk. Meet at the Information Center. Free.
Thursday, November 13, 11:00 am
Friday, November 14, 6:00 pm

Join Nichole Bridges, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Ancient America on Thursday or Molly Moog, Research Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art on Friday, for a lively and informative discussion on Currents 109: Nick Cave.

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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