Contemporary Art


The contemporary art gallery chronicles the past eight decades as a still-evolving chapter, illustrating how artists across disciplines, generations, and geographies respond to the experiences of their time. From the mid-20th century to works being created today, contemporary art challenges conventions, explores new media, and expands our shared visual language.

Examples from mid-century through the 1970s, including iconic works by Grace Hartigan, Alex Katz, Louise Nevelson, and Andy Warhol provide visitors with landmarks from which to explore more recent contributions by artists including Tony Feher, Beatriz Milhazes, Nam June Paik, Doris Salcedo, Yinka Shonibare, and Kiki Smith.