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)