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Modern (1900–1945)

A wide range of media and styles, from cubism and surrealism to American impressionism and regionalism, represent he first decades of the 20th century. The collection also features European examples, a smaller selection of Mexican and South American works, and strong holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Unknown Mexican, Mexican
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Spanish Colonial-early 20th century
177.9.25704
Breaker Boys
Lewis Wickes Hine, American, 1874 - 1940
Breaker Boys
negative 1911, print 1911-1930
2005.12
White Angel Breadline, San Francisco
Dorothea Lange, American, 1895 - 1965
White Angel Breadline, San Francisco
negative 1932, print 1940s
2005.14
The Creator (Self-Portrait)
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917
The Creator (Self-Portrait)
modeled about 1899-1900; cast 1984
2005.68
Homer, Laura, and Alton Jackson
Mike Disfarmer, American, 1884 - 1959
Homer, Laura, and Alton Jackson
February 26, 1940
2005.83.17
Midwife (Breath of Life)
Henry W. Bannarn, American, 1910 - 1965
Midwife (Breath of Life)
about 1940
2006.31
Gamin
Augusta Savage, American, 1892 - 1962
Gamin
modeled 1929; plaster by 1940
2006.75
Untitled (Bald Woman with Skeleton)
Jackson Pollock, American, 1912 - 1956
Untitled (Bald Woman with Skeleton)
about 1938-1941
2006.93
Arvia MacKaye (1902-1989) as a Child
Arnold Genthe, American (born Germany), 1869 - 1942
Arvia MacKaye (1902-1989) as a Child
about 1913
2007.78.1
Wedding Ceremony; number 20, from the portfolio: Kiowa Indian Art, Watercolor Paintings in Color by the...
Stephen Mopope, American / Ka'igwu, 1898 - 1974
Wedding Ceremony; number 20, from the portfolio: Kiowa Indian Art, Watercolor Paintings in Color by the...
published 1929
2008.1.20
Waníyetu Wowápi Tȟá Matȟó Wakȟáŋ (The Winter Count of Medicine Bear), recording the years 1823-1917...
Unrecorded Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna (Yanktonai) Dakota keeper
Waníyetu Wowápi Tȟá Matȟó Wakȟáŋ (The Winter Count of Medicine Bear), recording the years 1823-1917...
about 1917
2009.65
Mountain Stream
Marguerite Thompson Zorach, American, 1887 - 1968
Mountain Stream
about 1917
2012.42
Moises Saenz
David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican, 1896 - 1974
Moises Saenz
1930
2012.49
Mathematical Object
Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976
Mathematical Object
1934-1936
2012.4
The Elevated
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
The Elevated
1928
2013.38
Subway Passengers, New York City (Mother and Child)
Walker Evans, American, 1903 - 1975
Subway Passengers, New York City (Mother and Child)
negative April 28, 1938; print about 1938
2013.53
An American Family (Sailing; Provincetown)
William Zorach, American (born Lithuania), 1889 - 1966
An American Family (Sailing; Provincetown)
1916
2013.80
Hurdy Gurdy Dancer
Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, American, 1878 - 1942
Hurdy Gurdy Dancer
about 1909
2014.21
Untitled (Two Figures with Cow, Provincetown ; Provincetown Scene with Couple and Cow)
Ada Gilmore Chaffee, American, 1883 - 1955
Untitled (Two Figures with Cow, Provincetown ; Provincetown Scene with Couple and Cow)
about 1917-1918
2014.23
The Requiem (alternate titles: El Réquiem; Requiem; Velorio)
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
The Requiem (alternate titles: El Réquiem; Requiem; Velorio)
1928
2014.54
Étaples and the Canche River at Dusk (formerly titled Untitled (Dusk Scene of a Flooded River and Nearby...
Henry Ossawa Tanner, American, 1859 - 1937
Étaples and the Canche River at Dusk (formerly titled Untitled (Dusk Scene of a Flooded River and Nearby...
about 1918
2014.76
Agave
Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883 - 1976
Agave
negative 1920s; print 1970s
2014.8
The Scarf
Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American, 1872 - 1955
The Scarf
modeled 1908; cast about 1918
2014.99
House with Figures and Animals (House with Figures; House with Figures and Snake)
Bill Traylor, American, about 1854 - 1949
House with Figures and Animals (House with Figures; House with Figures and Snake)
1939
D.2003.53
Preliminary Figure Study for
John Singer Sargent, American, 1856 - 1925
Preliminary Figure Study for "Hell," Boston Public Library Mural Project
about 1910
D.929.10.5
Back of Patchin Place
George Copeland Ault, American, 1891 - 1948
Back of Patchin Place
1927
D.935.1.98
The Boardwalk (The Merry-Go-Round)
George Wesley Bellows, American, 1882 - 1925
The Boardwalk (The Merry-Go-Round)
about 1915
D.940.20
Family on Fire Escape (Ella was a Washtub Woman), drawing for illustration in
John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
Family on Fire Escape (Ella was a Washtub Woman), drawing for illustration in "Hearst's International,"...
1922
D.946.12.3
Trafalgar Square, London
Everett Shinn, American, 1876 - 1953
Trafalgar Square, London
1900
D.951.48
Dying Lotus
Joseph Stella, American (born Italy), 1877 - 1946
Dying Lotus
about 1930-1932
D.952.133
Ludlow, Colorado (Class War in Colorado), 1914, drawing for an illustration in
John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
Ludlow, Colorado (Class War in Colorado), 1914, drawing for an illustration in "The New York Call,"...
1914
D.952.44
Early Morning
Charles Ephraim Burchfield, American, 1893 - 1967
Early Morning
1925
D.963.3
Study for The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (Panel 7) for The Epic of American Civilization
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
Study for The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (Panel 7) for The Epic of American Civilization
about 1932-1934
D.978.19
Will Bond
Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
Will Bond
about 1948
D.983.34.7
Figure study for Modern Industrial Man (central panel, 2 of 3, Panel 20) for The Epic of American...
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
Figure study for Modern Industrial Man (central panel, 2 of 3, Panel 20) for The Epic of American...
about 1930-1934
D.988.52.228
Transfer drawing of Head with Open Jaw for The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (Panel 7) for The Epic of...
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
Transfer drawing of Head with Open Jaw for The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (Panel 7) for The Epic of...
1932-1934
D.988.52.77
Untitled (Portrait of a Girl with Orange Bow)
Diego Rivera, Mexican, 1886 - 1957
Untitled (Portrait of a Girl with Orange Bow)
about 1937-1938
D.990.31
The Bee: Lothrup Weld's House
Edwin Walter Dickinson, American, 1891 - 1978
The Bee: Lothrup Weld's House
1943
D.991.15
Factory Worker: Francisco (Francisco Femenias)
Paul Cadmus, American, 1904 - 1999
Factory Worker: Francisco (Francisco Femenias)
1933
D.996.18
A New England Landscape (Oak Tree and Evergreen)
Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 - 1971
A New England Landscape (Oak Tree and Evergreen)
1903
P.2000.26
Emily Henderson Cowperthwaite
Irving Ramsey Wiles, American, 1861 - 1948
Emily Henderson Cowperthwaite
1902
P.2004.37
Shotgun Hospitality
Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
Shotgun Hospitality
1908
P.909.2
Edward Tuck (1842-1938), Class of 1862
Joseph Rodefer DeCamp, American, 1858 - 1923
Edward Tuck (1842-1938), Class of 1862
1919
P.920.4
The Epic of American Civilization: Migration (Panel 1)
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
The Epic of American Civilization: Migration (Panel 1)
1932-1934
P.934.13.1
Tepito Landscape (Paisaje Tepito)
Abraham Angel, Mexican, 1905 - 1924
Tepito Landscape (Paisaje Tepito)
1923
P.935.1.1
Portrait (Cubist Portrait; Portrait of a Young Woman)
Max Weber, American (born Russia, now Poland), 1881 - 1961
Portrait (Cubist Portrait; Portrait of a Young Woman)
1911
P.935.1.74
Beaver Meadow
Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
Beaver Meadow
1939
P.943.126.1
A Roof in Chelsea, New York
John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
A Roof in Chelsea, New York
about 1941, with additions in 1945 and 1951
P.946.12.2
McSorley's Back Room (Back Room of McSorley's Bar)
John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
McSorley's Back Room (Back Room of McSorley's Bar)
April 5, 1912
P.946.24
Harlem Loge
Ilse Martha Bischoff, American, 1901 - 1990
Harlem Loge
about 1934
P.948.35
Street Fight
Jared French, American, 1905 - 1988
Street Fight
about 1935
P.950.32.5
Industrial Landscape (The Suburbs; Modern Industry)
Preston Dickinson, American, 1891 - 1930
Industrial Landscape (The Suburbs; Modern Industry)
1919
P.950.64
The Closed Door
Ernest L. Major, American, 1864 - 1950
The Closed Door
about 1914
P.951.82
Self-Portrait, Working
John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
Self-Portrait, Working
1916
P.952.43
Picnic on the River
Ilse Martha Bischoff, American, 1901 - 1990
Picnic on the River
1937
P.959.108
Floyd Dell
John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
Floyd Dell
1914
P.959.141
The Boat House
Ernest Lawson, American, 1873 - 1939
The Boat House
not dated
P.960.57.4
The Giants Dance
Kay Sage, American, 1898 - 1963
The Giants Dance
1944
P.964.127
Francisco
Paul Cadmus, American, 1904 - 1999
Francisco
1933 and 1940
P.969.64.4
Guitar on a Table
Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973
Guitar on a Table
1912
P.975.79
Composition - Times Square (Composition de Broadway)
George L. K. Morris, American, 1905 - 1975
Composition - Times Square (Composition de Broadway)
1945
P.976.201
Photographer’s Window (Contemporary American Photography 1935)
Ben Shahn, American (born Russia, now Lithuania), 1898 - 1969
Photographer’s Window (Contemporary American Photography 1935)
1939-1940
P.978.165
Waiting
Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
Waiting
1935-1936
P.983.34.185
Mother and Son
Roland Dorcely, Haitian, born 1930
Mother and Son
before 1957
P.984.39.3
In the Library
Frederick Carl Frieseke, American, 1874 - 1939
In the Library
about 1917
P.991.56
The First Thaw
Willard Leroy Metcalf, American, 1858 - 1925
The First Thaw
1913
P.992.14
Taos Mountain, New Mexico
Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887 - 1986
Taos Mountain, New Mexico
1930
P.993.62
Below Mount Monadnock
Abbott Handerson Thayer, American, 1849 - 1921
Below Mount Monadnock
about 1913
P.997.22
Joan Crawford
George Hurrell, American, 1904 - 1992
Joan Crawford
about 1932
PH.2001.29.2
Jose Clemente Orozco
Hector Garcia, Mexican, 1923 - 2012
Jose Clemente Orozco
1945
PH.2001.51.5
The moment before the explosion (but before reaction time)
Dmitri Baltermants, Russian, 1912 - 1990
The moment before the explosion (but before reaction time)
negative about 1941-1945; print 2003
PH.2003.56.25
The American Way
Margaret Bourke-White, American, 1904 - 1971
The American Way
1937, print before 1971
PH.972.65
Typewriter Keys
Ralph Steiner, American, 1899 - 1986
Typewriter Keys
negative 1921-1922; print about early 1970s
PH.975.34
Typewriter Keys
Ralph Steiner, American, 1899 - 1986
Typewriter Keys
negative 1921-1922; print about early 1970s
PH.975.34
Indian Bake Ovens, Taos
Laura Gilpin, American, 1891 - 1979
Indian Bake Ovens, Taos
September 26, 1926
PH.982.51.6
Nude Portrait of Frederick Jackson
George Platt Lynes, American, 1907 - 1956
Nude Portrait of Frederick Jackson
1930s-1940s
PH.983.12.5
At Home (Woman with Flower Baskets)
James Van Der Zee, American, 1886 - 1983
At Home (Woman with Flower Baskets)
1934
PH.986.47
Water From a Faucet
Harold Eugene Edgerton, American, 1903 - 1990
Water From a Faucet
1932
PH.997.55.3
The American Mosquito (El Mosquito Americano)
Jose Guadalupe Posada, Mexican, 1851 - 1913
The American Mosquito (El Mosquito Americano)
about 1904
PR.2002.42.1
The American Mosquito (El Mosquito Americano)
Jose Guadalupe Posada, Mexican, 1851 - 1913
The American Mosquito (El Mosquito Americano)
about 1904
PR.2002.42.1
Seta Bridge
Hiroshi Yoshida, Japanese, 1876 - 1950
Seta Bridge
1933
PR.2004.41.4
Inditos (Mexican Peasants Working)
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
Inditos (Mexican Peasants Working)
1929
PR.930.15.1
Mexican Street Scene
Miguel Duclaud Covarrubias, Mexican, 1904 - 1957
Mexican Street Scene
about 1940
PR.943.15
Washington's Birthday - 5th Avenue and 23rd Street
Childe Hassam, American, 1859 - 1935
Washington's Birthday - 5th Avenue and 23rd Street
February 22, 1916
PR.954.20.237
Evening Wind
Edward Hopper, American, 1882 - 1967
Evening Wind
1921
PR.956.26.5
Title page, from the journal
Marius de Zayas, Mexican, 1880 - 1961
Title page, from the journal "291" (No. 1, March 1915) (portfolio)
1915
PR.960.79.1A
Blind Minotaur Led by a Young Girl, III (Minotaure aveugle guide par une fillette, III), from The...
Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973
Blind Minotaur Led by a Young Girl, III (Minotaure aveugle guide par une fillette, III), from The...
November 4, 1934
PR.965.23.92
Las Masas (The Masses)
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
Las Masas (The Masses)
1935
PR.985.40.1
Grief (Afliccion); The Peasant (El Campesino)
José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
Grief (Afliccion); The Peasant (El Campesino)
1930
PR.985.40.2
Solitude
George Wesley Bellows, American, 1882 - 1925
Solitude
1917
PR.987.23
Chrysler Building (Chrysler Building in Construction)
Howard Norton Cook, American, 1901 - 1980
Chrysler Building (Chrysler Building in Construction)
1930
PR.990.48
Datura
Edna Boies Hopkins, American, 1872 - 1937
Datura
about 1910
PR.997.47.1
Puma and Snakes
Arthur Putnam, American, 1873 - 1930
Puma and Snakes
1906
S.2001.51.2
Appeal to the Great Spirit
Cyrus Edwin Dallin, American, 1861 - 1944
Appeal to the Great Spirit
1912; cast about 1922
S.928.15
The Rattlesnake (Snake in the Path)
Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
The Rattlesnake (Snake in the Path)
original 1905; cast about 1919-1920
S.960.13.1
Bronco Buster
Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
Bronco Buster
original 1895; cast about 1919-1920
S.960.13.2
Mother and Child (Mother and Babe)
Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American, 1872 - 1955
Mother and Child (Mother and Babe)
1902
S.964.57
Lyric Muse
Paul Manship, American, 1885 - 1966
Lyric Muse
1912
S.991.35
Head
John Bernard Flannagan, American, 1895 - 1942
Head
1927
S.992.7
Gloria Victis! (Glory to the Vanquished)
Marius Jean Antonin Mercie, French, 1845 - 1916
Gloria Victis! (Glory to the Vanquished)
after 1874, cast after 1879
S.999.5.2
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