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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
John Ferren Untitled (Abstract)1935oil on canvas1996.241
Hugo Robus Untitled (Men and Machines)1919oil on canvas2008.43
Willard Nash Untitled (Santa Fe Landscape)c. 1925oil on canvas2007.198
Joseph Cornell Untitled, Soap Bubble Set/Pipe/Figureheadnot datedwood, glass, metal, paint and construction2002.41
Philip C. Curtis Veranda1981oil on board2001.12
Pablo Picasso Vieil Homme Songeant a la Peinture Ancienne: Ierge a L'Oiseau Avec Petit Saint Jean, Personnage Au Poisson et Jeunes Filles (Suite 347 L012/ OPP.68.020)1968etching and aquafort on BFK Rives paper2010.449
Philip C. Curtis Wait by the Station1961oil on panel2007.18
Ernest Lawson Washington Square Architecturec. 1932oil on canvas1991.121
Philip C. Curtis Whistler1963oil on board2001.4
Georgia O'Keeffe White Rose1928oil on canvas1996.256