A New Installation: Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries Reimagined
Leading up to our 150th anniversary in fall 2026, MHCAM staff are reimagining our permanent collection galleries. That begins with a fresh take on art from the 20th and 21st centuries. This installation features strengths of our permanent collection—primarily American and European art, with several works by international artists. Significant 20th-century developments such as photography, Surrealism, and abstraction reflect the changing viewpoints of a modern society, while more recent works shift between abstraction and figuration in a wide range of media. The installation also highlights how artists use non-art materials, deploying mass-produced and found objects to craft novel responses to living in the 21st century.