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Modern and Contemporary Art

Modern and Contemporary Art

– Permanent

Museum: American Art Museum

Location: 3rd Floor, East, Lincoln Gallery

On view in the Lincoln Gallery are modern and contemporary artworks from the museum's permanent collection. New acquisitions are often featured.

Highlights include:

  • Room-size acquisitions, including Edward and Nancy Kienholz's Sollie 17;  Nam June Paik's Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii; (off view for refurbishment Jan. 13-17, 2014); and David Hockney's Snails Space with Vari-Lites, "Painting as Performance"; (off view for refurbishment Jan. 22-Feb. 21, 2014)
  • 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). (Center area closed for maintenance week of July 28, 2014.)

Related book: America's Art: $65 (cloth), $45 (paper)