Modern Collection

The Modern Collection comprises more than 2,200 works of art spanning the mid-19th century through the first half of the 20th century. The collection represents art of Europe and the Americas and includes paintings, sculpture, and prints and drawings. A major strength of the modern collection is its representation of American art, especially landscapes, urban themes, social realist themes and WPA prints. These works represent many significant movements in American art such as Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, early Modernism, Geometric Abstraction, Urban and Social Realism, and Regionalism. A recent gift in 2020 of nearly 1,200 works of Florida-themed art has provided new resources for exhibitions, programs, and teaching. The Florida Art Collection, Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers represents more than 700 artists who captured Florida’s landscape, history and people, and scenes of daily life. The Museum's collection of Latin American art is small yet growing and represents artists from Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Guatemala, Brazil and Puerto Rico. Holdings of European art include stellar examples of paintings, sculpture and prints representing France, Italy, Germany and Spain.

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