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
Large-scale ephemeral installations and sculpture created with fibrous materials
Three monumental works, both abstract and anthropomorphic
Site-specific artworks that use the intangible element of air
Works explore our psychological and physical attachments to the spaces we build and inhabit
Images across an extensive career confirm Fink's lifelong quest for connection with those around him
2 videos linger on specific moments evoking memory and imagination
Imaginary landscape plunges viewers into boldly colored, hallucinatory spaces
Paintings, sculptures, performances, and installations characterized by an obsessive application of patterns—particularly polka dots