Modern and Contemporary Art
July 1, 2006 - Permanent
Museum: American Art Museum
Location: Lincoln Gallery, 3rd Floor, East
On view in the Lincoln Gallery are modern and contemporary artworks from the museum's permanent collection. New acquisitions are often featured.
- Room-size acquisitions, including David Hockney's Snails Space with Vari-Lites, "Painting as Performance"; Nam June Paik's Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii; and Edward and Nancy Kienholz's Sollie 17
- Large-scale works by Alfred Jensen, Sean Scully, and James Rosenquist
- Duane Hanson's Woman Eating
- For SAAM (2007) by Jenny Holzer: Commissioned by the museum, this contemporary site-specific light sculpture is a 28-foot-tall, floor-to-ceiling cylindrical column of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) with text -- varying in height, font, and intensity -- that is programmed to swirl and travel around the body of the piece. The text is from four of the artist's series -- Truisms, selections from Living, selections from Survival, and Arno (added November 3, 2007).
Related book: America's Art: $65 (cloth), $45 (paper)