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The collection of modern and contemporary art began with a strong foundation through the support of Donald Bear, the Museum's first Director, and pivotal gifts by Wright S. Ludington, the Ala Story Collection of International Modern Art, founding members of the Board of Trustees, and many others. These early benefactors recognized the importance of a strong modern and contemporary presence, an important objective that continues today. Over the span of nearly seventy-five years, the Museum has amassed a modern and contemporary collection with three primary areas of concentration: the art of Europe, Latin America, and the United States, with a specific emphasis on California art.
Currently on view:
Siqueiros Mural

Portrait of Mexico Today is the third and final mural executed by David Alfaro Siqueiros during a six-month period of exile in Los Angeles in 1932. Painted on the interior walls of a semi-enclosed garden structure in the private Pacific Palisades home of filmmaker Dudley Murphy, the mural fortunately escaped the ravages of protest and neglect and was generously donated to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 2001.

David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican, 1896-1974, Portrait of Mexico Today, 1932, Casein oil pigments on cement applied to plaster, 99 x 384 x 101", Anonymous gift, 2001.50<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society
©Artists Rights Society
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Mexican, 1896-1974
Portrait of Mexico Today, 1932
Casein oil pigments on cement applied to plaster
99 x 384 x 101"

Anonymous gift
2001.50
Martin Kersels' Charms Installation

In the fall of 2012, the Museum presented this installation by Kersels that remains on view in the 3rd story light well of the Park Entrance. These nine hanging sculptures are from the artist's Charm series, and are individually titled Little, Little Boy; Green Dog; Black Cloud; White House; and Silver Clouds. Charms is inspired by the meanings and implications of the word "charm," which may be defined as a talisman embodying a sense of both protection and danger. The Charms commission was made possible through the generous support of the Museum Contemporaries. Support for the installation was provided by the Women's Board.

Martin Kersels
American, b. 1960
Charms (Black Cloud / Green Dog / Little, Little Boy / White House / Silver Clouds), 2006-12
Found and constructed objects
138" (diam.)

Museum purchase with funds provided by The Museum Contemporaries
2012.44a-k

Selected Works from our Modern & Contemporary Collection:
*Not all works listed are currently on view

European Modernism

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German, 1880-1938, Davos, ca. 1924,
                        Oil on canvas, 16 x 20", Gift of Margaret P. Mallory, 1991.154.16<br /><br />© Ingeborg & Dr. Wolfgang Henze-Ketterer, Wichtrach/Bern
©Ingeborg & Dr. Wolfgang Henze-Ketterer, Wichtrach/Bern
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
German, 1880-1938
Davos, ca. 1924
Oil on canvas
16 x 20"

Gift of Margaret P. Mallory
1991.154.16
Max Pechstein; German, 1881-1955; Die Alte Brücke (The Old Bridge), ca. 1910-11; Oil on canvas (16 1/2 x 15 1/2"); Gift of the Joseph B. and Ann S. Koepfli Trust; 2011.2
©VG Bild-Kunst
Max Pechstein
German, 1881-1955
Die Alte Brücke (The Old Bridge), ca. 1910-11
Oil on canvas
16 1/2 x 15 1/2”

Gift of the Joseph B. and Ann S. Koepfli Trust
2011.2
 
Georges Rouault; French, 1871-1958; Clownerie, ca. 1917; Gouache and oil on paper marouflaged to linen; Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.7; ©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
Georges Rouault
French, 1871-1958
Clownerie, ca. 1917
Gouache and oil on paper marouflaged to linen

Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.7
Marc Chagall; Russian (active France), 1887-1985; Young Girl in Pursuit, ca. 1927-28; Oil on composition board; 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 "; Gift of Mme. Ganna Walska; 1963.18; copy; Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
Marc Chagall
Russian (active France), 1887-1985
Young Girl in Pursuit, ca. 1927-28
Oil on composition board
25 3/4 x 19 3/4 "

Gift of Mme. Ganna Walska
1963.18
 
Joan Miró, Spanish (active France), 1893-1983, Femme fuyant l'incendie (Woman Fleeing Fire), 1939, Pencil and gouache on watercolor paper, 13 x 16", Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1956.7.3<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
Joan Miró
Spanish (active France), 1893-1983
Femme fuyant l'incendie (Woman Fleeing Fire), 1939
Pencil and gouache on watercolor paper
13 x 16"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1956.7.3
Wassily Kandinsky; Russian (active France), 1866-1944; Linie-Fleck (Line-Spot), 1927; Oil on pressed pulp board; 17 3/4 x 26 1/4"; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Gershwin; 1956.5.4; © Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
Wassily Kandinsky
Russian (active France), 1866-1944
Linie-Fleck (Line-Spot), 1927
Oil on pressed pulp board
17 3/4 x 26 1/4"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Gershwin
1956.5.4
 
Salvador Dali; Spanish, 1904-1989; Honey is Sweeter than Blood, 1941; Oil on canvas; 20 x 24"; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Tremaine; 1949.17; © Artists Rights Society, Inc.
©Artists Rights Society, Inc.
Salvador Dali
Spanish, 1904-1989
Honey is Sweeter than Blood, 1941
Oil on canvas
20 x 24"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Tremaine
1949.17
John Tunnard, British, 1900-1971, Last Day, 1944, Pastel, wash, gouache, crayon, pen and ink on paper, 15 x 22", Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1947.13.12<br /><br />© Estate of John Tunnard
©Estate of John Tunnard
John Tunnard
British, 1900-1971
Last Day, 1944
Pastel, wash, gouache, crayon, pen and ink on paper
15 x 22"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1947.13.12
 
Ossip Zadkine; Russian (active France), 1890-1967; Pomona, 1941; Ebony; Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.25
©Artists Rights Society
Ossip Zadkine
Russian (active France), 1890-1967
Pomona, 1941
Ebony
Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.25
Jacques Lipchitz; Lithuanian (active France and United States), 1891-1973; Head of Raymond Radiguet, 1920; Bronze; Bequest of Wright S. Ludington; 1993.1.20
©Jacques Lipchitz
Jacques Lipchitz
Lithuanian (active France and United States), 1891-1973
Head of Raymond Radiguet, 1920
Bronze

Bequest of Wright S. Ludington
1993.1.20
 
Henry Moore, British, 1898-1986, Three Figures in a Setting, 1942, Ink and wax crayon on gray paper, 17 3/4 x 16 3/4", Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1945.6.11<br /><br />© The Henry Moore Foundation
©The Henry Moore Foundation
Henry Moore
British, 1898-1986
Three Figures in a Setting, 1942
Ink and wax crayon on gray paper
17 3/4 x 16 3/4"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1945.6.11
Wyndham Lewis, British, 1882-1957, The Island, 1942, Oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 36 5/8", Gift of the Women's Board, 1986.51<br /><br />© Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust
©Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust
Wyndham Lewis
British, 1882-1957
The Island, 1942
Oil on canvas
27 1/2 x 36 5/8"

Gift of the Women's Board
1986.51
 

Latin American Modernism

Diego Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957 , Man Loading Donkey with Firewood, 1938, Pencil and watercolor on paper, 24 1/2 x 19 1/4", SBMA, Gift of Barbara J. and Robert K. Straus, 1991.47<br /><br />© SOMAAP
©SOMAAP
Diego Rivera
Mexican, 1886-1957
Man Loading Donkey with Firewood, 1938
Pencil and watercolor on paper
24 1/2 x 19 1/4"

SBMA, Gift of Barbara J. and Robert K. Straus
1991.47
David Alfaro Siqueiros; Mexican, 1896-1974; La Colina de los Muertos, 1944; Ducco on board; 37 1/4 x 27" ; Gift of Mrs. MacKinley Helm; 1969.35.51; © Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Mexican, 1896-1974
La Colina de los Muertos, 1944
Ducco on board
37 1/4 x 27"

Gift of Mrs. MacKinley Helm
1969.35.51
 
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883-1949 , Las masas (The Masses), 1935, Black-and-white lithograph, 13 1/4 x 16 1/2", Gift of Mr. Robert M. Light, 1994.15.1<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (SOMAAP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (SOMAAP)
José Clemente Orozco
Mexican, 1883-1949
Las masas (The Masses), 1935
Black-and-white lithograph
13 1/4 x 16 1/2"

Gift of Mr. Robert M. Light
1994.15.1
Wifredo Lam; Cuban (active France), 1902-1982; The Casting of the Spell, 1947; Oil on burlap; 43 1/8 x 36"; Gift of Wright S. Ludington; 1956.2.4; © Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
Wifredo Lam
Cuban (active France), 1902-1982
The Casting of the Spell, 1947
Oil on burlap
43 1/8 x 36"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1956.2.4
 
Joaquin Torres-Garcia; Uruguayan, 1879-1949; Composition, 1932; Oil on canvas; 32 1/4 x 25 3/4"; Musuem purchase with funds provided by the 20th Century Art Acquisition and Endowment Funds, The Grace Jones Richardson Trust, Jon B. and Lillian Lovelace, and Les and Zora Charles; 1997.69; © Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VEGAP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VEGAP)
Joaquin Torres-Garcia
Uruguayan, 1879-1949
Composition, 1932
Oil on canvas
32 1/4 x 25 3/4"

Musuem purchase with funds provided by the 20th Century Art Acquisition and Endowment Funds, The Grace Jones Richardson Trust, Jon B. and Lillian Lovelace, and Les and Zora Charles
1997.69
Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Mexican, 1871-1946, Madonna, 1935, Charcoal and gilt paint on paper, 39 5/8 x 31 1/2", Gift of Mrs. John M. Case in memory of John Hopkins Denison, Jr., 1952.22<br /><br />© The Alfredo Ramos Research Project
©The Alfredo Ramos Research Project
Alfredo Ramos Martinez
Mexican, 1871-1946
Madonna, 1935
Charcoal and gilt paint on paper
39 5/8 x 31 1/2"

Gift of Mrs. John M. Case in memory of John Hopkins Denison, Jr.
1952.22
 
Carlos Orozco Romero, Mexican, 1898-1984, Mujer y niña (Mother and Child), 1940, Oil on board, 9 x 11 1/2", Gift of Mrs. MacKinley Helm, 1969.35.34<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (SOMAAP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (SOMAAP)
Carlos Orozco Romero
Mexican, 1898-1984
Mujer y niña (Mother and Child), 1940
Oil on board
9 x 11 1/2"

Gift of Mrs. MacKinley Helm
1969.35.34
Carlos Mérida, Guatemalan, 1891-1984 , Fuga (Escape/Fugue), 1940, Oil on canvas, 15 7/8 x 12 1/2", Gift of Mrs. MacKinley Helm, 1969.35.25<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (SOMAAP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (SOMAAP)
Carlos Mérida
Guatemalan, 1891-1984
Fuga (Escape/Fugue), 1940
Oil on canvas
15 7/8 x 12 1/2"

Gift of Mrs. MacKinley Helm
1969.35.25
 
Gunther Gerzso; Mexican, b. 1915; Dos Personajes, 1956; Oil on canvas; 36 x 26 1/2"; Partial gift of Charles A. Storke; 1994.57.12; SOMAAP
©SOMAAP
Gunther Gerzso
Mexican, b. 1915
Dos Personajes, 1956
Oil on canvas
36 x 26 1/2"

Partial gift of Charles A. Storke
1994.57.12
Rufino Tamayo, Mexican, 1899-1991, El fumador (The Smoker), 1947, Crayon on paper, 29 x 21 1/2", Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wilson, 1991.44<br /><br />© VAGA
©VAGA
Rufino Tamayo
Mexican, 1899-1991
El fumador (The Smoker), 1947
Crayon on paper
29 x 21 1/2"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wilson
1991.44
 

U.S. Modernism

Marsden Hartley; American, 1877-1943; Still Life, ca. 1929-30; Oil on cardboard; 25 3/4 x 18 3/4"; Gift of Wright S. Ludington; 1950.3
©Estate of Marsden Hartley
Marsden Hartley
American, 1877-1943
Still Life, ca. 1929-30
Oil on cardboard
25 3/4 x 18 3/4"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1950.3
Charles Demuth, American, 1883-1935, Poppies, 1926, Watercolor on cardboard, 19 1/2 x 13 5/8", Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1945.6.4<br /> Charles Demuth
American, 1883-1935
Poppies, 1926
Watercolor on cardboard
19 1/2 x 13 5/8"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1945.6.4
 
Joseph Stella, Italian (active USA), 1887-1946 , The By-Product Storage Tanks, ca. 1918, Charcoal on paper, 21 7/8 x 28", Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1944.2.10<br /><br />© Estate of Joseph Stella
©Estate of Joseph Stella
Joseph Stella
Italian (active USA), 1887-1946
The By-Product Storage Tanks, ca. 1918
Charcoal on paper
21 7/8 x 28"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1944.2.10
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, American, 1893-1953, Weather Vane and Objects on a Sofa, 1933, Oil on canvas, 34 x 60", Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1942.30<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
Yasuo Kuniyoshi
American, 1893-1953
Weather Vane and Objects on a Sofa, 1933
Oil on canvas
34 x 60"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1942.30
 
Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887-1986, Dead Cottonwood Tree, 1943, Oil on canvas, 36 x 30", Gift of Mrs. Gary Cooper, 1951.6<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc.
©Artists Rights Society, Inc.
Georgia O'Keeffe
American, 1887-1986
Dead Cottonwood Tree, 1943
Oil on canvas
36 x 30"

Gift of Mrs. Gary Cooper
1951.6
Kay Sage, American, 1898-1963, Second Song, 1943, Oil on canvas, 24 x 18", Gift of Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy, 1964.32<br /><br />© Estate of Kay Sage
©Estate of Kay Sage
Kay Sage
American, 1898-1963
Second Song, 1943
Oil on canvas
24 x 18"

Gift of Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy
1964.32
 
Eugene Berman, Russian (active USA and France), 1899-1972, Composition II, 1940, Ink wash, watercolor, and gouache on paper, 9 1/2 x 12 5/8", Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1944.2.2<br /><br />© Estate of Eugene Berman
©Estate of Eugene Berman
Eugene Berman
Russian (active USA and France), 1899-1972
Composition II, 1940
Ink wash, watercolor, and gouache on paper
9 1/2 x 12 5/8"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1944.2.2
Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967, November, Washington Square, ca. 1932-1959, Oil on canvas, 34 1/8 x 50 1/4", Gift of Mrs. Sterling Morton to the Preston Morton Collection, 1960.64<br /><br />© Estate of Edward Hopper
©Estate of Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper
American, 1882-1967
November, Washington Square, ca. 1932-1959
Oil on canvas
34 1/8 x 50 1/4"

Gift of Mrs. Sterling Morton to the Preston Morton Collection
1960.64
 
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917-2000, Decommissioning the Sea Cloud, 1944, Watercolor on paper, 20 3/4 x 29 1/8", Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Jr., 1947.14<br /><br />© The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation
©The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation
Jacob Lawrence
American, 1917-2000
Decommissioning the Sea Cloud, 1944
Watercolor on paper
20 3/4 x 29 1/8"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Jr.
1947.14
Charles Burchfield, American, 1893-1967, Early Winter Twilight, 1943-1959, Watercolor on paper, mounted on board, 42 x 56", Gift of Mrs. Sterling Morton for the Preston Morton Collection, 1960.52<br /><br />© Estate of Charles Burchfield
©Estate of Charles Burchfield
Charles Burchfield
American, 1893-1967
Early Winter Twilight, 1943-1959
Watercolor on paper, mounted on board
42 x 56"

Gift of Mrs. Sterling Morton for the Preston Morton Collection
1960.52
 

California

Lorser Feitelson, American, 1898-1978, Untitled, 1951, Acrylic on Masonite, 24 x 48", Gift of June Harwood in Memory of Jules Langsner, 1978.28.3<br /><br />© Estate of Lorser Feitelson
©Estate of Lorser Feitelson
Lorser Feitelson
American, 1898-1978
Untitled, 1951
Acrylic on Masonite
24 x 48"

Gift of June Harwood in Memory of Jules Langsner
1978.28.3
Helen Lundeberg, American, 1908-1999, The Portrait, 1953, Oil on canvas, 30 x 36", Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. McCray, 1959.50<br /><br />© Estate of Helen Lundeberg
©Estate of Helen Lundeberg
Helen Lundeberg
American, 1908-1999
The Portrait, 1953
Oil on canvas
30 x 36"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. McCray
1959.50
 
Rico Lebrun, Italian (active USA), 1900-1964 , The Magdalene, 1950, Tempera on Masonite, 63 7/8 x 48", Gift of Wright S. Ludington, 1960.18<br /><br />© Estate of Rico Lebrun
©Estate of Rico Lebrun
Rico Lebrun
Italian (active USA), 1900-1964
The Magdalene, 1950
Tempera on Masonite
63 7/8 x 48"

Gift of Wright S. Ludington
1960.18
Richard Diebenkorn; American, 1922-1993; Woman and Checkerboard, 1956; Oil on canvas; 59 x 56"; Museum purchase, Second Pacific Coast Biennial Fund; 1957.18; © Estate of Richard Diebenkorn
©Estate of Richard Diebenkorn
Richard Diebenkorn
American, 1922-1993
Woman and Checkerboard, 1956
Oil on canvas
59 x 56"

Museum purchase, Second Pacific Coast Biennial Fund
1957.18
 
Karl Benjamin, American, b. 1925, FS #1, 1961, Oil on panel, 42 x 50", Museum Purchase, 1964.6<br /><br />© Karl Benjamin
©Karl Benjamin
Karl Benjamin
American, b. 1925
FS #1, 1961
Oil on panel
42 x 50"

Museum Purchase
1964.6
Frederick Hammersley, American, 1919-2009, Growing Game, 1958, Oil on canvas, 42-7/8 x 33", Museum Purchase with funds provided by an Anonymous Donor and the Ludington Antiquities Fund, 2012.24<br /><br />© Frederick Hammersley Foundation
©Frederick Hammersley Foundation
Frederick Hammersley
American, 1919-2009
Growing Game, 1958
Oil on canvas
42-7/8 x 33"

Museum Purchase with funds provided by an Anonymous Donor and the Ludington Antiquities Fund
2012.24
 
David Park, American, 1911-1960, Three Women, 1957, Oil on canvas, 48 x 58", Gift of Mrs. K.W. Tremaine in honor of Mr. Paul Mills' appointment as Director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1970.20<br /><br />© Estate of David Park
©Estate of David Park
David Park
American, 1911-1960
Three Women, 1957
Oil on canvas
48 x 58"

Gift of Mrs. K.W. Tremaine in honor of Mr. Paul Mills' appointment as Director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1970.20
Joan Brown, American, 1938-1990, Gypsy Nativity, 1960, Oil on canvas, 67 3/8 x 77 1.4", Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Challenge Fund, 20th Century Art Quasi Endowment Fund and Judith Little, 2012.29<br /><br />© Estate of Joan Brown
©Estate of Joan Brown
Joan Brown
American, 1938-1990
Gypsy Nativity, 1960
Oil on canvas
67 3/8 x 77 1.4"

Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Challenge Fund, 20th Century Art Quasi Endowment Fund and Judith Little
2012.29
 
Peter Voulkos; American, b. 1924; Sitting Bull, ca. 1959; Stoneware, wheel & paddled parts, slip, and glaze; 69 x 37 x 37"; Bequest of Hans G. M. de Schulthess; 1965.16; © Estate of Peter Voulkos
©Estate of Peter Voulkos
Peter Voulkos
American, b. 1924
Sitting Bull, ca. 1959
Stoneware, wheel & paddled parts, slip, and glaze
69 x 37 x 37"

Bequest of Hans G. M. de Schulthess
1965.16
Robert Arneson, American, 1930-1992, Case of Bottles, 1963, Glazed ceramic (stoneware) and glass , 10 1/2 x 22 x 15", Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sheinbaum, 1969.3<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society (VAGA)
©Artists Rights Society (VAGA)
Robert Arneson
American, 1930-1992
Case of Bottles, 1963
Glazed ceramic (stoneware) and glass
10 1/2 x 22 x 15"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sheinbaum
1969.3
 
June Wayne, American, 1918-2011, The Cavern II, Kafka Series, 1951, Lithograph printed by Lynton R. Kistler, 26 1/4 x 34 1/2", Unknown Donor, 00.50<br /><br />© June Wayne
©June Wayne
June Wayne
American, 1918-2011
The Cavern II, Kafka Series, 1951
Lithograph printed by Lynton R. Kistler
26 1/4 x 34 1/2"

Unknown Donor
00.50
Lee Mullican, American, 1919-1998, Untitled, 1949, Oil on canvas, 35 x 48", Gift of Lucille Goldsen, 2000.53<br /><br />© Estate of Lee Mullican
©Estate of Lee Mullican
Lee Mullican
American, 1919-1998
Untitled, 1949
Oil on canvas
35 x 48"

Gift of Lucille Goldsen
2000.53
 
Wayne Thiebaud, American, b. 1920, Desk Set, DATE, Oil on canvas, 18 x 22", Gift of Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits, 2000.26<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
Wayne Thiebaud
American, b. 1920
Desk Set, 1971 
Oil on canvas
18 x 22"

Gift of Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits
2000.26
William Dole, American, 1917-1983, Tower of Babel, 1962, Watercolor and collage on board , 35 x 23", Gift of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson, Los Angeles, 2005.9<br /><br />© Estate of William Dole
©Estate of William Dole
William Dole
American, 1917-1983
Tower of Babel, 1962
Watercolor and collage on board
35 x 23"

Gift of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson, Los Angeles
2005.9
 
John Altoon, American, 1925-1969, Untitled (Sunset Series), 1964-65, Oil on canvas, 60 x 56 1/4", Museum Purchase, Ludington Deaccessioning Fund, 2010.9<br /><br />© Estate of John Altoon
©Estate of John Altoon
John Altoon
American, 1925-1969
Untitled (Sunset Series), 1964-65
Oil on canvas
60 x 56 1/4"

Museum Purchase, Ludington Deaccessioning Fund
2010.9
Edward Kienholz, American, 1927-1994, Untitled, 1958, Oil and assemblage on wood, 47 1/2 x 48", Museum Purchase, 20th Century Art Acquisition Quasi Endowment Fund, 2011.46<br /><br />© Estate of Edward Kienholz
©Estate of Edward Kienholz
Edward Kienholz
American, 1927-1994
Untitled, 1958
Oil and assemblage on wood
47 1/2 x 48"

Museum Purchase, 20th Century Art Acquisition Quasi Endowment Fund
2011.46
 
John McLaughlin, American, 1898-1976 , No. 12, 1965, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60", Gift of June Harwood in Memory of Jules Langsner, 1978.28.2<br /><br />© Estate of John McLaughlin
©Estate of John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin
American, 1898-1976
No. 12, 1965
Oil on canvas
48 x 60"

Gift of June Harwood in Memory of Jules Langsner
1978.28.2
John McCracken, American, born 1934, Untitled, 1977, Polyester resin, fiberglass, plywood, 48 x 60 x 36", Gift of Ms. Meghan Williams in memory of her mother, Mrs. Virginia Williams, 1979.26<br /><br />© John McCracken
©John McCracken
John McCracken
American, born 1934
Untitled, 1977
Polyester resin, fiberglass, plywood
48 x 60 x 36"

Gift of Ms. Meghan Williams in memory of her mother, Mrs. Virginia Williams
1979.26
 
William Dole, American, 1917-1983, Tower of Babel, 1962, Watercolor and collage on board , 35 x 23", Gift of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson, Los Angeles, 2005.9<br /><br />© Estate of William Dole Beatrice Wood
American, 1893-1998
Footed Bowl, 1965
Ceramic
10 1/8 x 8 3/4"

SBMA, Gift of the Artist to the Ala Story Collection
1967.11
Wayne Thiebaud, American, b. 1920, Desk Set, DATE, Oil on canvas, 18 x 22", Gift of Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits, 2000.26<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA) Joan Tanner
American, born 1935
Blue Braid, 1971
Oil on canvas
82 x 57”

SBMA, Anonymous Gift to the Donald Bear Memorial Collection
1971.35
 
Billy Al Bengston, American, born 1934, The Alamo - Brown, 1969, Lacquer and polyester resin on aluminum sheet, 36 x 34", Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Chanin, 1982.82<br /><br />© Billy Al Bengston
©Billy Al Bengston
Billy Al Bengston
American, born 1934
The Alamo - Brown, 1969
Lacquer and polyester resin on aluminum sheet
36 x 34"

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Chanin
1982.82
Ed Moses, American, born 1926, Untitled (LAL), 1985, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 78 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 1 1/2", Gift from the Collection of Laura-Lee W. Woods, 1991.184.5<br /><br />© Ed Moses
©Ed Moses
Ed Moses
American, born 1926
Untitled (LAL), 1985
Acrylic and oil on canvas
78 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 1 1/2"

Gift from the Collection of Laura-Lee W. Woods
1991.184.5
 
Kenneth Price
American, 1935-2012
Izaak, 2002
Acrylic on fired ceramic
18 1/2 × 14 × 15 1/2"

SBMA, Gift of Cecille Pulitzer
2014.1
Llyn Foulkes
American, born 1934
Mr. President, 2006
Oil and acrylic on wood, mounted on canvas
40 x 40”

SBMA, Museum Purchase, Ludington Antiquities Fund
2010.58


 
Steve Roden
American, born 1964
which is still. visible. (the orange is mine), 2013
Oil on canvas stretched on aluminum
48 × 36 × 2”

SBMA, Museum Purchase
2013.43
Carlee Fernandez
American, born 1973
Hues from Brown to Pink, 2010
C print, edition of 3
25 × 21 × 1 1/2"

SBMA, Museum Purchase
2014.58
 

Brian Bress
American, born 1975
The Architect (Nick), 2012
Framed monitor, color video with metal wall mount
43 minutes, 40 seconds
6 x 6 3/4 x 1 1/2"

SBMA, Museum Purchase with funds provided by the General Art Acquisition Fund and Jill and John C. Bishop
2012.13a-e


Eric Beltz
American, born 1975
Drunk Jesus Calendar, 2010
Graphite on Bristol
27 1/2 x 23”

SBMA, Museum Purchase
2010.45
 

Postwar and Contemporary

Adolph Gottlieb, American, 1903-1974, Composition, 1947, Oil on canvas, 32 x 25", Gift of Burt Kleiner, 1959.77<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903-1974
Composition, 1947
Oil on canvas
32 x 25"

Gift of Burt Kleiner
1959.77
George Tsutakawa, American, 1910-1997, Obos #5, 1957, Wood, 34 x 19 1/2", Museum purchase, Third Pacific Coast Biennial Fund, 1959.56<br /><br />© Estate of George Tsutakawa
©Estate of George Tsutakawa
George Tsutakawa
American, 1910-1997
Obos #5, 1957
Wood
34 x 19 1/2"

Museum purchase, Third Pacific Coast Biennial Fund
1959.56
 
Jack Tworkov, American, 1900-1982, Sky, 1954, Oil on canvas, 59 1/8 x 67 1/8", Gift of Alexander Bing through the Plymouth Fund, 1954.13<br /><br />© VAGA
©VAGA
Jack Tworkov
American, 1900-1982
Sky, 1954
Oil on canvas
59 1/8 x 67 1/8"

Gift of Alexander Bing through the Plymouth Fund
1954.13
Ernst Wilhelm Nay, German, 1902-1968, Untitled, 1956, Oil on canvas, 49 x 78 1/2", Bequest of Sarah Reed Platt, 1973.47<br /><br />© Estate of Ernst Wilhelm Nay
©Estate of Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
German, 1902-1968
Untitled, 1956
Oil on canvas
49 x 78 1/2"

Bequest of Sarah Reed Platt
1973.47
 
Pierre Soulages
French, born 1919
10 Mai 1961, 1961
Oil on canvas
63 3/4 × 51 1/4"

SBMA, Gift of Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz
2014.17.25
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
French, 1908-1992
Cite Lacustre, 1957
Oil on canvas
31 3/4 × 39 3/8”

SBMA, Gift of Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz
2014.17.9
 
Hans Hofmann, American, 1880-1966, Simplex Munditis, 1962, Oil on canvas, 84 x 72", Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hofmann, 1962.42<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
Hans Hofmann
American, 1880-1966
Simplex Munditis, 1962
Oil on canvas
84 x 72"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hofmann
1962.42
John Ferren, American, 1905-1970, Untitled, 1960, Oil on canvas , 72 3/4 x 57 3/4", Gift of Mr. Roy Ferren, 1968.23<br /><br />© Estate of John Ferran
©Estate of John Ferran
John Ferren
American, 1905-1970
Untitled, 1960
Oil on canvas
72 3/4 x 57 3/4"

Gift of Mr. Roy Ferren
1968.23
 
Dan Christensen, American, 1942-2007, Rana, 1968, Acrylic on canvas, 108 1/4 x 63", Gift of Mrs. Betty Freeman, 1979.54<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
Dan Christensen
American, 1942-2007
Rana, 1968
Acrylic on canvas
108 1/4 x 63"

Gift of Mrs. Betty Freeman
1979.54
John Seery, American, born 1941, Manhattan Jump, 1974, Acrylic on canvas, 93 x 70 1/4", Gift of Mr. Leigh Block, 1982.4<br /><br />© John Seery
©John Seery
John Seery
American, born 1941
Manhattan Jump, 1974
Acrylic on canvas
93 x 70 1/4"

Gift of Mr. Leigh Block
1982.4
 
Larry Poons, American, born 1937, Yangtze, 1969, Acrylic on cotton, 79 1/8 x 190 1/2", Gift of Eva Roman in Memory of Murray Roman, 1985.7<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
Larry Poons
American, born 1937
Yangtze, 1969
Acrylic on cotton
79 1/8 x 190 1/2"

Gift of Eva Roman in Memory of Murray Roman
1985.7
Roy Colmer, British, born 1935, Painting, #44, 1973, Acrylic on canvas, 75 1/2 x 45 3/8 x 1 1/2", Gift of Claudia Tedesco-Colmer, 2010.52<br /><br />© Roy Colmer
©Roy Colmer
Roy Colmer
British, born 1935
Painting, #44, 1973
Acrylic on canvas
75 1/2 x 45 3/8 x 1 1/2"

Gift of Claudia Tedesco-Colmer
2010.52
 
Gyula Kosice, Argentinian, born 1924, Recepción-Emisión, 1967, Black plastic and light construction, 27 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 5", Gift of Mercedes H. Eichholz, 2006.77.2<br /><br />© Gyula Kosice
©Gyula Kosice
Gyula Kosice
Argentinian, born 1924
Recepción-Emisión, 1967
Black plastic and light construction
27 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 5"

Gift of Mercedes H. Eichholz
2006.77.2
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Venezuelan, born 1923, Physichromie No. 352, 1967, Acrylic on board with plexiglass, 24 x 47 5/8 x 1 3/8", Gift of the ARCO Collection, 1995.53.5<br /><br />© Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
©Artists Rights Society, Inc. (ADAGP)
Carlos Cruz-Diez
Venezuelan, born 1923
Physichromie No. 352, 1967
Acrylic on board with plexiglass
24 x 47 5/8 x 1 3/8"

Gift of the ARCO Collection
1995.53.5
 
Mathias Goeritz
German, 1915-1990
Message, 1960s
Wood, plaster, nails, paint and iron
27 5/8 x 27 1/2 x 3 5/8”

SBMA, Gift of Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz
1995.50.1
Rogelio Polesello
Argentinian, 1939-2014
Multiplier, 1971
Plexiglass
78 5/8 x 39 x 3/4"

SBMA, Gift of Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz
1995.50.4
 
Bridget Riley, English, born 1931, Annul, 1965, Emulsion on board, 21 1/4 x 21 1/4", Museum Purchase, 1965.62<br /><br />© Briget Riley
©Briget Riley
Bridget Riley
English, born 1931
Annul, 1965
Emulsion on board
21 1/4 x 21 1/4"

Museum Purchase
1965.62
Richard Anuszkiewicz, American, born 1930, Centered Green, 1979, Acrylic on canvas, 84 1/4 x 84 1/4", Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Kleinhandler, 1983.46<br /><br />© Richard Anuszkiewicz via the Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
©Richard Anuszkiewicz via the Artists Rights Society, Inc. (VAGA)
Richard Anuszkiewicz
American, born 1930
Centered Green, 1979
Acrylic on canvas
84 1/4 x 84 1/4"

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Kleinhandler
1983.46
 
David Hammons, American, born 1943, Self-Portrait, 1971, Pigment on paper, 20 x 28", Gift of Norma Bartman, 1985.73.1<br /><br />© David Hammons
©David Hammons
David Hammons
American, born 1943
Self-Portrait, 1971
Pigment on paper
20 x 28"

Gift of Norma Bartman
1985.73.1
Mike Kelley, American, born 1954, Apple Tree (from the
©Mike Kelley
Mike Kelley
American, born 1954
Apple Tree (from the "Monkey Island" series), 1982-83
Acrylic on paper
41 1/2 x 50"

Gift of Gerald Ayres
2010.53
 
Bruce Conner, American, 1933-2008, Totems, Inkblot Drawing, November 15, 1981, 1981, Ink on paper, 21 x 27", Museum purchase, 2009.49<br /><br />© Estate of Bruce Connor
©Estate of Bruce Connor
Bruce Conner
American, 1933-2008
Totems, Inkblot Drawing, November 15, 1981, 1981
Ink on paper
21 x 27"

Museum purchase
2009.49
William T. Wiley, American, born 1937, The Scream for E.M., 1984, Crayon, pencil, and oil on unstretched, unsized canvas; wood with paint and found objects; ink on paper, 87 x 151 1/2", Gift of Dorothy Goldeen, 2009.57a-e<br /><br />© William T. Wiley
©William T. Wiley
William T. Wiley
American, born 1937
The Scream for E.M., 1984
Crayon, pencil, and oil on unstretched, unsized canvas; wood with paint and found objects; ink on paper
87 x 151 1/2"

Gift of Dorothy Goldeen
2009.57a-e
 
Lari Pittman, American, born 1952, Transcendental and Needy, 1990, Acrylic and enamel on mahogany panel, 66 x 82 x 2", Museum Purchase, Ludington Deaccessioning Fund, 2009.61<br /><br />© Lari Pittman
©Lari Pittman
Lari Pittman
American, born 1952
Transcendental and Needy, 1990
Acrylic and enamel on mahogany panel
66 x 82 x 2"

Museum Purchase, Ludington Deaccessioning Fund
2009.61
Alison Saar, American, b. 1956, Terra Firma, 1991, Wood, tin, tar, & found objects, 18 x 74 x 22", Museum purchase with funds provided by 20th Century Deaccessioning Fund, and Friends of Contemporary Art in celebration of the Museum's 50th anniversary., 1992.20; © Alison Saar
©Alison Saar
Alison Saar
American, b. 1956
Terra Firma, 1991
Wood, tin, tar, & found objects
18 x 74 x 22"

Museum purchase with funds provided by 20th Century Deaccessioning Fund, and Friends of Contemporary Art in celebration of the Museum's 50th anniversary.
1992.20
 
Jack Goldstein, American, 1945-2003, Untitled, 1989, Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 x 6", Museum purchase with funds provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Bryant III Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2008.56<br /><br />© Jack Goldstein
©Jack Goldstein
Jack Goldstein
American, 1945-2003
Untitled, 1989
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 72 x 6"

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Bryant III Acquisition Endowment Fund
2008.56
Anish Kapoor, British, born 1954, Turning the World Inside Out, 1995, Stainless steel, 60 x 70", Museum Purchase, 20th Century Art Acquisition Fund and funds provided by Eli and Leatrice Luria and the Luria Foundation, Lillian and Jon B. Lovelace, Smith Richardson and the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and the SBMA Visionaries, 1998.48<br /><br />© Anish Kapoor
©Anish Kapoor
Anish Kapoor
British, born 1954
Turning the World Inside Out, 1995
Stainless steel
60 x 70"

Museum Purchase, 20th Century Art Acquisition Fund and funds provided by Eli and Leatrice Luria and the Luria Foundation, Lillian and Jon B. Lovelace, Smith Richardson and the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and the SBMA Visionaries
1998.48
 
Kori Newkirk, American, born 1970, Channel 11, 1999, Encaustic on wood panel, 64 3/4 x 48 1/2", Gift of Barry Sloane, 2009.74.2<br /><br />© Kori Newkirk
©Kori Newkirk
Kori Newkirk
American, born 1970
Channel 11, 1999
Encaustic on wood panel
64 3/4 x 48 1/2"

Gift of Barry Sloane
2009.74.2
Amy Adler, American, born 1966, Different Girls #9, 2002, Cibachrome print, 43 x 60", Museum Purchase, Ruth R. Braun Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2008.45<br /><br />© Amy Adler
©Amy Adler
Amy Adler
American, born 1966
Different Girls #9, 2002
Cibachrome print
43 x 60"

Museum Purchase, Ruth R. Braun Art Acquisition Endowment Fund
2008.45
 
Diana Thater, American, born 1962, Untitled Videowall (Butterflies), 2008, Six flat screen LCD monitors, one Blu-ray DVD, one Blu-ray DVD player, one distribution amplifier, fluorescent light fixtures, Lee Filters, Dimensions variable, Museum purchase with Suzette Morton Davidson Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2009.16<br /><br />© Diana Thater
©Diana Thater
Diana Thater
American, born 1962
Untitled Videowall (Butterflies), 2008
Six flat screen LCD monitors, one Blu-ray DVD, one Blu-ray DVD player, one distribution amplifier, fluorescent light fixtures, Lee Filters
Dimensions variable

Museum purchase with Suzette Morton Davidson Art Acquisition Endowment Fund
2009.16
Nam June Paik, South Korean, 1932-2006, TV Clock, 1963/1989, 24 fixed-image color television monitors, Dimensions variable, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, Lillian and Jon B. Lovelace, Leatrice and Eli Luria and the Luria Foundation, Zora and Les Charles and the Cheeryble Foundation, Wendy and Elliot Friedman, and Lord and Lady Ridley-Tree, 1999.33a-x<br /><br />© Estate of Nam Jun Paik
©Estate of Nam Jun Paik
Nam June Paik
South Korean, 1932-2006
TV Clock, 1963/1989
24 fixed-image color television monitors
Dimensions variable

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, Lillian and Jon B. Lovelace, Leatrice and Eli Luria and the Luria Foundation, Zora and Les Charles and the Cheeryble Foundation, Wendy and Elliot Friedman, and Lord and Lady Ridley-Tree
1999.33a-x
 
Jorge Pardo
Cuban, born 1963
Untitled (Sea Urchin), 2012
Aluminum, molded plexiglass, canvas, electrical cords, lightbulbs
54 x 60 x 60”

SBMA, Museum Purchase with funds provided by The Museum Contemporaries and the 20th Century Art Quasi Endowment Fund
2014.59a,b

Tonico Lemos Auad
Brazilian, born 1968
Sleepwalkers, 2013
16 individual hand sewn lanterns: Brazilian and Belgian lace, electric parts, cords
Dimensions variable

SBMA, Museum Purchase
2014.57a-p
 
Charles Long, American, born 1958, Sundae Sculpting School, 2000, Modeling clay, fiberglass, concrete, light bulb, metal, 60 x 48", Gift of Shoshana and Wayne Blank, 2009.7<br /><br />© Charles Long
©Charles Long
Charles Long
American, born 1958
Sundae Sculpting School, 2000
Modeling clay, fiberglass, concrete, light bulb, metal
60 x 48"

Gift of Shoshana and Wayne Blank
2009.7
Charles Garabedian, American, born 1923, Salome II, 2009, Acrylic on paper, 47 3/4 x 65 1/2", Museum purchase, The Challenge Fund and The Museum Contemporaries, 2011.6<br /><br />© Charles Garabedian
©Charles Garabedian
Charles Garabedian
American, born 1923
Salome II, 2009
Acrylic on paper
47 3/4 x 65 1/2"

Museum purchase, The Challenge Fund and The Museum Contemporaries
2011.6
 
Ori Gersht, Israeli, born 1967, Blow Up: Untitled 4, 2007, Light jet print mounted on aluminum, 75 1/2 x 2 1/2", Museum purchase with funds provided by an Anonymous Donor in loving memory of SMD and Tangerine from EAD, 2009.15<br /><br />© Ori Gerscht
©Ori Gerscht
Ori Gersht
Israeli, born 1967
Blow Up: Untitled 4, 2007
Light jet print mounted on aluminum
75 1/2 x 2 1/2"

Museum purchase with funds provided by an Anonymous Donor in loving memory of SMD and Tangerine from EAD
2009.15
Yinka Shonibare, English, b. 1962, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Asia), 2008, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 72 x 49 1/2", Museum purchase, the Austin Fund in Honor of Wright S. Ludington, 2009.14<br /><br />© Yinka Shonibari
©Yinka Shonibari
Yinka Shonibare
English, b. 1962
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Asia), 2008
Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum
72 x 49 1/2"

Museum purchase, the Austin Fund in Honor of Wright S. Ludington
2009.14
 
Edgar Arceneaux, American, born 1972, Ophiuchus constellation is the 13th sign of the zodiac..., 2008, Graphite, dirt, gesso, charcoal and enamel on paper, 60 x 137", Museum purchase with the Carol L. Valentine Art Acquisition Fund, 2008.41<br /><br />© Edgar Arceneaux
©Edgar Arceneaux
Edgar Arceneaux
American, born 1972
Ophiuchus constellation is the 13th sign of the zodiac..., 2008
Graphite, dirt, gesso, charcoal and enamel on paper
60 x 137"

Museum purchase with the Carol L. Valentine Art Acquisition Fund
2008.41
Tony de los Reyes, American, born 1954, 1851 (#3), 2011, Ink and oil on linen, 33 1/2 x 56 1/2", Museum Purchase, General Art Acquisition Fund, 2011.4<br /><br />© Tony de Los Re 0
©Tony de Los Reyes
Tony de los Reyes
American, born 1954
1851 (#3), 2011
Ink and oil on linen
33 1/2 x 56 1/2"

Museum Purchase, General Art Acquisition Fund
2011.4
 
Josiah McElheny
American, born 1966
Crystalline Landscape After Hablik and Luckhardt III, 2011
Hand blown molded glass objects, colored sheet glass laminated to low iron mirror, two way mirrors, glass diffuser, electric lighting, birch plywood, steel display structure
56 × 57 × 30”

SBMA, Museum Purchase with funds provided by the SBMA Visionaries and the Ludington Fund
2013.8a-g
Kim Jones
American, born 1944
Untitled (War Drawing Triptych), 2000, 2001, 2008
Graphite on paper
24 x 36”(each)

SBMA, Museum Purchase
2013.1
 
 
     
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