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.   

Alberto Mijangos

Surrounded by Sound, 1988

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David Zamora Casas

In Loving Memory of Momma Kitty, 1989

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James Cobb

Perishables 2, 1990

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Vernon Fisher

Chihuahua, 1990

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Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz

Círculos de Confusion (Circles of Confusion), 1993

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Luis Cruz Azaceta

Oklahoma 4, 1997 (detail)

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Rolando Briseño

Black Hole, 2000

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Cecilia Paredes

El Sueño (The Dream),  2002

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Vik Muniz

Bacchus Astride a Barrel, after Rubens (Pictures of Junk), 2006

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Dario Robleto

The Pause Became Permanence, 2006

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