Modern and Contemporary Art

The Museum houses an extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, with seminal works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse and Diego Rivera on permanent view. The Galka Scheyer collection of works by the Blue Four artists boasts paintings and works on paper by Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky and Vasily Kandinsky, a selection of which are on view. The Museum’s selection of Post-War Contemporary Art, while not always on display, is noteworthy for its strength in collage, assemblage and sculpture, including works by Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, George Herms and Ed Kienholz. Pop Art and Minimal Art are represented by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd and Robert Irwin. Californian art from the 1950s through the 1970s is a particular strength, with artwork by Sam Francis, Richard Diebenkorn, Larry Bell, Edward Ruscha and Ed Moses. Major sculptors of the early 20th century, including Aristide Maillol, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Isamu Noguchi, are represented by works in bronze, lead and marble throughout the galleries and garden.