Contemporary Collection

The Contemporary Collection encompasses international art in all media created between 1945 and the present. The collection holds nearly 1,500 objects with exemplary works from major contemporary art movements and recent works by emerging artists from around the world. The collection is presented in thematic exhibitions displayed in the expansive Mary Ann Harn Cofrin Pavilion and the adjacent Bob and Nancy Magoon Garden. Global in perspective, the collection focuses on dominant issues and ideas in contemporary art practice. Thematic currents in the collection include subjects and psychological approaches, an emphasis on social and political conditions, a concentration on materials and process, and conceptual modes of practice.

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