Modern and Contemporary art
The Museum’s collections of Modern and Contemporary art include paintings, prints, and a large group of sculpture that is displayed both in the galleries and in the Museum’s May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden.
Gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge form the core of the collection of modern sculpture and include major works by Aristide Maillol, Joan Miró, Marino Marini, David Smith, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Alexander Calder.
The Museum’s collection of painting from the last half century ranges from later works by modern masters such as René Magritte, Joan Miró, Josef Albers, and Stuart Davis to examples by artists who emerged in the post-war period such as Jean Dubuffet, Frank Stella, and Wayne Thiebaud.
The selection of paintings and sculptures is greatly enhanced by a large collection of prints and drawings. The work of California and Mexican artists is one of the Museum’s focal points. Recent acquisitions include works by Howard Hodgkin, Marianela de la Hoz, and a significant group of German Expressionist works by artists such as Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, and George Grosz.
Image © 2012 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York