San Antonio Museum or Art

Contemporary Art

Second floor, Elizabeth Huth Coates East Tower

The Museum’s contemporary collection reflects the richness and diversity of art of the recent past. Included are significant works by pioneering abstract artists of the twentieth century, among them Hans Hofmann, I. Rice Pereira, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Philip Guston, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Gilliam, Alberto Mijangos and Mark DiSuvero. Contrasting with these examples of modern and contemporary abstraction are representational works by Philip Pearlstein, George Segal, Don Eddy and Wayne Thiebaud.

The collection also contains significant works by artists who have gained importance since the1980s, among them Donald Lipski, Vernon Fisher, James Surls, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jack Goldstein, Arnold Mesches, Vik Muniz, and Dario Robleto.  Multicultural and identity issues are well represented in works by Faith Ringgold, Luis Jimenez, Kara Walker, Michael Ray Charles, Rolando Briseño, Franco Mondini-Ruiz and many others.  A new area of collecting is digital photography and new media.   

Philip Guston

Ocean, 1976

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Wayne Thiebaud

Potrero Hill, 1976

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Mark di Suvero

Timber Tongs, 1977

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Sam Gilliam

Glow-Sprite, 1979

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Don Eddy

C-II, 1980

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Marcia Gygli King

Cantilever, 1980

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Donald Lipski

Building Steam No. 91, 1982

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César A. Martínez

Bato con High School Jacket, 1986

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Faith Ringgold

The Funeral: Lover’s Quilt #3, 1986

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Jack Goldstein

Untitled, 1987

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