The Museum is closed on 10/18/18 due to a water main break. All of today’s scheduled events are canceled.


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

Related Exhibitions

Related Programs

Currents 111: Steven and William Ladd
Gallery Talk. Meet at the Information Center. Free.
Thursday, November 5, 11:00 am
Friday, November 6, 6:00 pm

Join Molly Moog, Research Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art, for a lively and informative discussion on Currents 111: Steven & William Ladd: Scouts or Sports?.

Learning Resources

See For Yourself: Sculpture