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The Modern Art collection includes works dating from around 1900 to around 1950 and reflects progressive art trends in both Europe and North America. Note that this collecting area overlaps with several other divisions unique to Phoenix Art Museum, including Western American, Latin American, and the Philip C. Curtis collection (e.g. Frida Kahlo’s painting is found in the Latin American collection, though she can also be considered a Modern artist). Search by date range to see the broadest array of works characterized as Modern. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.

Artist/MakerSorted AscendingTitleArtwork DateMediumObject Number
Alexander Calder #81961gouache1962.146
Oscar Bluemner A Light-Yellow (First Snow or Sylvester Night) (Un amarillo tenue [primera nieve o noche de Sylvester])1930casein and watercolor on board1976.73
Morris Blackburn Abstract Space (Espacio abstracto)1943silkscreen1987.90
Burgoyne Diller Abstract Still Life (Naturaleza muerta abstracta)1935oil on canvas1996.224
Jan Matulka Abstract Still Life with Mask (Naturaleza muerta abstracta con máscara)1930oil on canvas1996.218
Philip C. Curtis Abstraction (Abstracción)1941mixed media2001.27
Hananiah Harari Abstraction (Abstracción)1938oil on canvas1999.65
Theodoros Stamos Abstraction (Abstracción)1945oil on board1959.31
Philip C. Curtis Abstraction (Abstracción)1944tempera on scratchboard2001.19
Philip C. Curtis After Dinner Speakers (Oradores después de la cena)1974oil on panel2001.75