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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 AscendingTitleArtwork DateMediumObject Number
Dame Barbara Hepworth Aloe1969polished cast bronze1987.65
Fritz Scholder Another Sioux Chief1979oil on canvas2009.329
Victor Vasarely Aran1964casein on ragboard1982.165
Manuel Neri Arcos de Geso2006bronze and oil-based pigments2008.346.A
Will Barnet Ariadne1980serigraph1980.196.6
Robert Barry Artwork1970ink on paper (catalogue page)2008.215
Edda Renouf Autumn Poem1995graphite, pastel and incised dots on paper2008.247
Tam Van Tran Beetle Manifesto II2002mixed media on paper Chlorophyl, spirulina, pigment binder, aluminum foil and staples2011.17
Kelly Mclane Big Gen X2004oil and graphite on canvas2009.287
Raymond Saunders Black Men, Black Male, Made in the U.S.A.1994mixed media1998.15.A