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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/MakerSorted DescendingTitleArtwork DateMediumObject Number
Ruben Ochoa Zoned Out in the 90045 (Distraído en el 90045)2007c-print in custom wenge frame2011.1
George Thiewes Zap (¡Zas!)2008painted steel2008.203
Michal Rovner Zalach B2004steel vitrine with glass, stone and DVD video projection2004.63
Yayoi Kusama You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies (Tú que estás siendo obliterado por una multitud de luciérnagas danzantes)2005mixed media installation with LED lights2005.146
Andy Mann X Matrix1975ink on paper2008.239
David Reed Working Drawing for Painting #3231991pencil on paper2008.245
Willem De Kooning Woman in the Pool (Mujer en la piscina)1968oil on paper mounted on canvas1975.37
Richard Diebenkorn Woman by a Window (Mujer al lado de una ventana)1957oil on canvas1958.8
Dorothy Dehner Wind Harp1979wood1979.35
Kim Dingle Wild Girls Under Blue Sky1993oil on linen2012.163