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These galleries display a selection of works from the Museum’s collection of art from the Americas post 1900 displayed across themes exploring identities, spirituality, and social awareness.

The current installation takes a thematic rather than a chronological approach, presenting dialogues across time and place. Embracing the diversity that is both local and throughout the Americas, indigenous as well as the result of migrations or displacement, this installation underscores the ability of art to expose inequalities as well as internal strengths, and become a unifying force toward common humanitarian goals.

While no display can be comprehensive, alternating works and themes will be introduced throughout the year to broaden the range of artists and subjects. Themes currently on view explore identities, spirituality, and social awareness and include works by George Bellows, Mary Ellen Mark, Hugo Crosthwaite, Faith Ringgold, Claudio Bravo, Marianela de la Hoz, Diego Rivera, Romare Bearden, Richard Mayhew, Hughie Lee-Smith, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Cauleen Smith, Johnny Bear Contreras, Kay WalkingStick, Richard Glazer-Danay, Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Marsden Hartley, and Ala Ebtekar.

 

Read the Art of the Americas full exhibition label text in English and Spanish.

 

Special thanks to Kevin and Irene Rowe and Johnny Bear Contreras for their support with key loans to the collection.