Permanent Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art is broad in scope. The Permanent Collection now comprises over 3,500 artworks in several media: photography, prints, painting, drawing, sculpture, multi-media, and new media.
Particular areas of strength are photography (with more than 1,500 artworks), large-scale sculpture displayed in the outdoor Sculpture Park, and one of the most comprehensive museum collections of works by artists of the New England region since c. 1950, with particular depth in Boston artists.
Richly textured ganite blocks evoke ruins & pathways waiting to be discovered
Sculpture with large-scale photographs of the desert and jungle
Three monumental works, both abstract and anthropomorphic
Sculpture and installation of materials ranging from metal fences to computer monitors
Images explore the human body in relation to this essential element
Explores the ways in which television’s hypnotic properties intersect with contemporary art
Single work addresses social inequities
Large scale image of sculpture in Mojave Desert
Site-specific artworks that use the intangible element of air
Works explore our psychological and physical attachments to the spaces we build and inhabit