Western painting from 1900 to the present, including European and American modernism, with contemporary beginning around 1960 with works by Rauschenberg and Warhol.

The establishment of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department in 2002 renews the Museum’s commitment to bringing the newest artistic expressions to Cornell, including paintings by Amy Sillman and Alexander Ross.

Western sculpture from 1900 to the present, including European masters and artists of the American avant-garde. More recent contemporary sculpture includes works by artists like Tony Feher and Charles Long.

This category includes contemporary works often created with nontraditional materials that hover on the boundaries between established art-making categories.