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The Contemporary collection includes art created since the 1950s by artists across the globe. The collection is not defined purely by date, however. In general, this category includes works by artists who are broadly considered by the museum field to be “contemporary” in media, style, subject, etc. Due to the division of curatorial areas unique to Phoenix Art Museum, you will also find contemporary artworks in the Western American, Latin American, Asian, and Fashion Design collections. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.

Artist/MakerTitleSorted AscendingArtwork DateMediumObject Number
Alberto Giacometti Chalicenot datedbronze2001.163
Joseph Cornell Untitled, Soap Bubble Set/Pipe/Figureheadnot datedwood, glass, metal, paint and construction2002.41
Victor Vasarely #209not datedsilkscreen1974.89
Victor Vasarely #221 - Maandernot datedsilkscreen1974.90
Victor Vasarely Untitlednot datedsilkscreen1967.92
Victor Vasarely #221 - Carminot datedsilkscreen1974.91
Robert Baxter Still Lifenot datedetching, chine colle1980.182
Richard Nonas Untitlednot datedwood block2008.240.A
Larry Bell From the Mirage seriesnot datedmixed media2012.242
Laddie John Dill Untitlednot datedpolymer, cement, board1984.421