Global Contemporary Art (1990-present)

Reflecting the increasingly transnational nature of contemporary art, these holdings feature African, African diaspora, and Indigenous Australian, Native American, and American art. Such works reflect both the continuity of traditions and cultural transformation, and explore diverse concerns from the beauty of mathematical equations to the environment, to feminism and other socio-political issues.

Piction collections thumbnails

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, American / French Cree / Shoshone / Salish, born 1940
The Rancher
2002
2005.13
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, American / French Cree / Shoshone / Salish, born 1940
The Rancher
2002
2005.13
Edward Burtynsky, Canadian, born 1955
Shipbreaking #31, Chittagong, Bangladesh
2001
2005.20
Edward Burtynsky, Canadian, born 1955
Shipbreaking #31, Chittagong, Bangladesh
2001
2005.20
El Anatsui, Ghanaian, born 1944
Hovor
2003
2005.42
El Anatsui, Ghanaian, born 1944
Hovor
2003
2005.42
Sean Scully, American, born 1945
Wall of Light, Summer
2005
2006.16
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Etiye Dimma Poulsen, Ethiopian, born 1968
Woman in Orange Cloth
2006
2006.22
Alison Saar, American, born 1956
Cache
2006
2006.32
Alison Saar, American, born 1956
Cache
2006
2006.32
James Nachtwey, American, born 1948
Rwanda
1994
2006.39
James Nachtwey, American, born 1948
Rwanda
1994
2006.39
Zanele Muholi, South African, born 1972
Sex ID Crisis
2003
2006.42
Subhankar Banerjee, American (born India), born 1967
Caribou Migration I
2002
2006.61
Subhankar Banerjee, American (born India), born 1967
Caribou Migration I
2002
2006.61
Maya Marda, Australian (Yulparija), 1930 - 2010
Kananganyja
2006
2006.63
Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
2006
2006.76.1
Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
2006
2006.76.1
Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
2006
2006.76.3
Lalla Essaydi, Moroccan, born 1965
Femmes du Maroc #23 (The Women of Morocco #23)
2006
2006.76.3
Howard Ben Tre, American, born 1949
Kira's Benches (six of six)
2007
2007.30.6
Howard Ben Tre, American, born 1949
Kira's Benches (six of six)
2007
2007.30.6
Howard Ben Tre, American, born 1949
Kira's Benches (six of six)
2007
2007.30.6
Nicholas Galanin, American / Tlingit, born 1979
What Have We Become? Vol. 5a
2007
2007.36.2
Nicholas Galanin, American / Tlingit, born 1979
What Have We Become? Vol. 5a
2007
2007.36.2
Nicholas Galanin, American / Tlingit, born 1979
What Have We Become? Vol. 5a
2007
2007.36.2
Nicholas Galanin, American / Tlingit, born 1979
What Have We Become? Vol. 5a
2007
2007.36.2
Zig Jackson, American / Mandan / Hidatsa / Arikara, born 1957
China Basin District, number 2 of 4, from the series Entering Zig's Indian Reservation
negative 1997; print 1997-1998
2007.37.1
Zig Jackson, American / Mandan / Hidatsa / Arikara, born 1957
China Basin District, number 2 of 4, from the series Entering Zig's Indian Reservation
negative 1997; print 1997-1998
2007.37.1
Victor Masayesva, Jr., American / Hopi, born 1951
Ground Zero
negative 1998; print 2007
2007.37.2
Bruce Beasley, American, born 1939
Partisan II
1997
2007.46.5
Joyce J. Scott, American, born 1948
Mammy Under Undue Influence
2007
2007.51
Joyce J. Scott, American, born 1948
Mammy Under Undue Influence
2007
2007.51
Joyce J. Scott, American, born 1948
Mammy Under Undue Influence
2007
2007.51
Joyce J. Scott, American, born 1948
Mammy Under Undue Influence
2007
2007.51
Joyce J. Scott, American, born 1948
Mammy Under Undue Influence
2007
2007.51
Joyce J. Scott, American, born 1948
Mammy Under Undue Influence
2007
2007.51
Joyce J. Scott, American, born 1948
Mammy Under Undue Influence
2007
2007.51
Joyce J. Scott, American, born 1948
Mammy Under Undue Influence
2007
2007.51
Sana Musasama, American, born 1957
Outer Beauty, Inner Anguish
2001
2007.54.3
Sana Musasama, American, born 1957
Outer Beauty, Inner Anguish
2001
2007.54.3
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, American / Diné / Seminole / Muscogee, born 1954
Photographic Memoirs of an Aboriginal Savant (Living on Occupied Land)
1994, print and negative
2007.55
Allan C. Houser, American / Chiricahua Apache, 1914 - 1994
Peaceful Serenity
1992
2007.56
Fiona Foley, Australian (Badtjula), born 1964
HHH #1 (2004)
2004
2007.60
Hiroh Kikai, Japanese, born 1945
A Middle School Student who was Walking Alone in a Crowd of People
1998
2008.2.1
Hiroh Kikai, Japanese, born 1945
A Middle School Student who was Walking Alone in a Crowd of People
1998
2008.2.1
Hiroh Kikai, Japanese, born 1945
An Old Man with a Penetrating Gaze (wearing a face mask)
2001
2008.2.2
Hiroh Kikai, Japanese, born 1945
An Old Man with a Penetrating Gaze (wearing a face mask)
2001
2008.2.2
Hiroh Kikai, Japanese, born 1945
An Old Man with a Penetrating Gaze (wearing a face mask)
2001
2008.2.2
Mario Cravo Neto, Brazilian, born 1947
Christian with Bird
1991
2008.30
Hassan Musa, Sudanese, born 1951
Allegorie a la Banane
2001
2008.32
Hassan Musa, Sudanese, born 1951
Allegorie a la Banane
2001
2008.32
Elizabeth King, American, born 1950
Idea for a Mechanical Eye
1988-1990
2008.37
Elizabeth King, American, born 1950
Idea for a Mechanical Eye
1988-1990
2008.37
Elizabeth King, American, born 1950
Idea for a Mechanical Eye
1988-1990
2008.37
Elizabeth King, American, born 1950
Idea for a Mechanical Eye
1988-1990
2008.37
Frank LaPena, American / Maidu, born 1937
We are All Sacred
2001
2008.41.1
Truman Lowe, American / Ho-Chunk, born 1944
Wing
1995
2008.41.3
Lynne Allen, American / Lakota, born 1948
they were as numerous as grass
2002
2008.41.4
George C. Longfish, American / Seneca / Tuscorora, born 1942
Modern Times
1994
2008.41.5
George C. Longfish, American / Seneca / Tuscorora, born 1942
Modern Times
1994
2008.41.5
George C. Longfish, American / Seneca / Tuscorora, born 1942
Modern Times
1994
2008.41.5
George C. Longfish, American / Seneca / Tuscorora, born 1942
Modern Times
1994
2008.41.5
Luis Cruz Azaceta, Cuban, born 1942
Lotto: The American Dream, number 2 of 10; from the Portfolio, 10: Artist as Catalyst
published 1992
2008.53.2
Rick Bartow, American / Wiyot, born 1946
The Tale that the Crow Told, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was
2006
2008.6.1
Rick Bartow, American / Wiyot, born 1946
The Tale that the Crow Told, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was
2006
2008.6.1
Rick Bartow, American / Wiyot, born 1946
No Dogs at the Ceremony, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was
2006
2008.6.2
Rick Bartow, American / Wiyot, born 1946
No Dogs at the Ceremony, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was
2006
2008.6.2
Rick Bartow, American / Wiyot, born 1946
The Dancers Arrive, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was
2006
2008.6.3
Rick Bartow, American / Wiyot, born 1946
The Dancers Arrive, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was
2006
2008.6.3
Rick Bartow, American / Wiyot, born 1946
Acquiring a Taste for Crow, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was
2006
2008.6.4
Rick Bartow, American / Wiyot, born 1946
Acquiring a Taste for Crow, from the series The Ceremony that Never Was
2006
2008.6.4
Terrance Guardipee, American / Blackfeet, born 1968
Mountain Chief, Blackfeet War Leader
August 2008
2008.60
Darryl Growing Thunder, American / Assiniboine / Nakota, born about 1968
Dancing at Poplar River
2008
2008.61
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cuban, born 1959
Untitled (Identity Could Be A Tragedy), from the series When I Am Not Here / Estoy Alla
1996
2008.7
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cuban, born 1959
Untitled (Breast and Bottle Feeding), from the series When I Am Not Here / Estoy Alla
1994
2009.12
Alick Tipoti, Australian, (Kala Lagaw Ya), born 1975
Zugubal
2006
2009.35