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Twenty-First-Century Art

Julie Mehretu (American, born Ethiopia, 1970), Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts): Part 2, ink and acrylic on canvas, purchase, 2013.31.

Contemporary painters embrace “artistic pluralism,” which encourages diversity in artistic intention and style across media and disciplines. This expansiveness characterizes the art of painting today, reflecting attitudes and influences informed by shifting transcultural exchanges. Highlights of the contemporary collection include major works by Amoako Boafo, Teresita Fernández, Dominique Fung, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Tomashi Jackson, Chantal Joffe, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, KAWS, Eddie Martinez, Julie Mehretu, Laura Owens, Ebony G. Patterson, Salman Toor, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Kara Walker, Mary Weatherford, and Kehinde Wiley, among many others.

Michael Rooks

Michael Rooks

Wieland Family Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art