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.

    Unknown Mexican, Mexican
    Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Spanish Colonial-early 20th century
    177.9.25704
    Lewis Wickes Hine, American, 1874 - 1940
    Breaker Boys
    negative 1911, print 1911-1930
    2005.12
    Dorothea Lange, American, 1895 - 1965
    White Angel Breadline, San Francisco
    negative 1932, print 1940s
    2005.14
    Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917
    The Creator (Self-Portrait)
    modeled about 1899-1900; cast 1984
    2005.68
    Mike Disfarmer, American, 1884 - 1959
    Homer, Laura, and Alton Jackson
    February 26, 1940
    2005.83.17
    Henry W. Bannarn, American, 1910 - 1965
    Midwife (Breath of Life)
    about 1940
    2006.31
    Augusta Savage, American, 1892 - 1962
    Gamin
    modeled 1929; plaster by 1940
    2006.75
    Jackson Pollock, American, 1912 - 1956
    Untitled (Bald Woman with Skeleton)
    about 1938-1941
    2006.93
    Arnold Genthe, American (born Germany), 1869 - 1942
    Arvia MacKaye (1902-1989) as a Child
    about 1913
    2007.78.1
    Stephen Mopope, Ka'igwu / American, 1898 - 1974 | Ka'igwu (Kiowa) | Southern Plains | Plains
    Wedding Ceremony; number 20, from the portfolio: Kiowa Indian Art, Watercolor Paintings in Color by the...
    published 1929
    2008.1.20
    Nakota (Yankton Sioux) | Sioux | Central Plains | Plains | Unrecorded Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna (Yanktonai) Dakota keeper | Matȟó Wakȟáŋ (Medicine Bear), Yanktonai, about 1842/47 - 1916
    Waníyetu Wowápi Tȟá Matȟó Wakȟáŋ (The Winter Count of Medicine Bear), recording the years 1823-1917...
    about 1917
    2009.65
    Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976
    Mathematical Object
    1934-1936
    2012.4
    Marguerite Thompson Zorach, American, 1887 - 1968 | William Zorach, American (born Lithuania), 1889 - 1966
    Mountain Stream
    about 1917
    2012.42
    David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican, 1896 - 1974
    Moises Saenz
    1930
    2012.49
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    The Elevated
    1928
    2013.38
    Walker Evans, American, 1903 - 1975
    Subway Passengers, New York City (Mother and Child)
    negative April 28, 1938; print about 1938
    2013.53
    William Zorach, American (born Lithuania), 1889 - 1966
    An American Family (Sailing; Provincetown)
    1916
    2013.80
    Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, American, 1878 - 1942
    Hurdy Gurdy Dancer
    about 1909
    2014.21
    Ada Gilmore Chaffee, American, 1883 - 1955
    Untitled (Two Figures with Cow, Provincetown ; Provincetown Scene with Couple and Cow)
    about 1917-1918
    2014.23
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    The Requiem (alternate titles: El Réquiem; Requiem; Velorio)
    1928
    2014.54
    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
    Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883 - 1976
    Aloe
    negative 1920s; print 1970s
    2014.8
    Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American, 1872 - 1955
    The Scarf
    modeled 1908; cast about 1918
    2014.99
    Bill Traylor, American, about 1854 - 1949
    House with Figures and Animals (House with Figures; House with Figures and Snake)
    1939
    d.2003.53
    George Copeland Ault, American, 1891 - 1948
    Back of Patchin Place
    1927
    d.935.1.98
    George Wesley Bellows, American, 1882 - 1925
    The Boardwalk (The Merry-Go-Round)
    about 1915
    d.940.20
    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
    Joseph Stella, American (born Italy), 1877 - 1946
    Dying Lotus
    about 1930-1932
    d.952.133
    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
    Charles Ephraim Burchfield, American, 1893 - 1967
    Early Morning
    1925
    d.963.3
    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
    Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
    Will Bond
    about 1948
    d.983.34.7
    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
    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
    Diego Rivera, Mexican, 1886 - 1957
    Untitled (Portrait of a Girl with Orange Hair Bow)
    about 1935
    d.990.31
    Edwin Walter Dickinson, American, 1891 - 1978
    The Bee: Lothrup Weld's House
    1943
    d.991.15
    Paul Cadmus, American, 1904 - 1999
    Factory Worker: Francisco (Francisco Femenias)
    1933
    d.996.18
    Rockwell Kent, American, 1882 - 1971
    A New England Landscape (Oak Tree and Evergreen)
    1903
    p.2000.26
    Irving Ramsey Wiles, American, 1861 - 1948
    Emily Henderson Cowperthwaite
    1902
    p.2004.37
    Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
    Shotgun Hospitality
    1908
    p.909.2
    Joseph Rodefer DeCamp, American, 1858 - 1923
    Edward Tuck (1842-1938), Class of 1862
    1919
    p.920.4
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    The Epic of American Civilization: Migration (Panel 1)
    1932-1934
    p.934.13.1
    Abraham Angel, Mexican, 1905 - 1924
    Tepito Landscape (Paisaje Tepito)
    1923
    p.935.1.1
    Max Weber, American (born Russia, now Poland), 1881 - 1961
    Portrait (Cubist Portrait; Portrait of a Young Woman)
    1911
    p.935.1.74
    Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
    Beaver Meadow
    1939
    p.943.126.1
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    A Roof in Chelsea, New York
    about 1941, with additions in 1945 and 1951
    p.946.12.2
    Ilse Martha Bischoff, American, 1901 - 1990
    Harlem Loge
    about 1934
    p.948.35
    Jared French, American, 1905 - 1988
    Street Fight
    1934
    p.950.32.5
    Preston Dickinson, American, 1891 - 1930
    Industrial Landscape (The Suburbs; Modern Industry)
    1919
    p.950.64
    Ernest L. Major, American, 1864 - 1950
    The Closed Door
    about 1914
    p.951.82
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    Self-Portrait, Working
    1916
    p.952.43
    Ilse Martha Bischoff, American, 1901 - 1990
    Picnic on the River
    1937
    p.959.108
    John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951
    Floyd Dell
    1914
    p.959.141
    Kay Sage, American, 1898 - 1963
    The Giants Dance
    1944
    p.964.127
    Paul Cadmus, American, 1904 - 1999
    Francisco
    1933 and 1940
    p.969.64.4
    Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973
    Guitar on a Table
    1912
    p.975.79
    George L. K. Morris, American, 1905 - 1975
    Composition - Times Square (Composition de Broadway)
    1945
    p.976.201
    Ben Shahn, American (born Russia, now Lithuania), 1898 - 1969
    Photographer’s Window (Contemporary American Photography 1935)
    1939-1940
    p.978.165
    Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974
    Waiting
    1935-1936
    p.983.34.185
    Roland Dorcély, Haitian, 1930 - 2017
    Mother and Son
    before 1957
    p.984.39.3
    Frederick Carl Frieseke, American, 1874 - 1939
    In the Library
    about 1917
    p.991.56
    Willard Leroy Metcalf, American, 1858 - 1925
    The First Thaw
    1913
    p.992.14
    Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887 - 1986
    Taos Mountain, New Mexico
    1930
    p.993.62
    Abbott Handerson Thayer, American, 1849 - 1921
    Below Mount Monadnock
    about 1913
    p.997.22
    George Hurrell, American, 1904 - 1992
    Joan Crawford for Sadie McKee, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1934
    about 1932
    ph.2001.29.2
    Hector García, Mexican, 1923 - 2012
    Jose Clemente Orozco
    1945
    ph.2001.51.5
    Dmitri Baltermants, Russian (born Soviet Union), 1912 - 1990
    The moment before the explosion (but before reaction time)
    negative about 1941-1945; print 2003
    ph.2003.56.25
    Margaret Bourke-White, American, 1904 - 1971
    The American Way
    1937, print before 1971
    ph.972.65
    Laura Gilpin, American, 1891 - 1979
    Indian Bake Ovens, Taos
    September 26, 1926
    ph.982.51.6
    Attributed to Edwin F. Townsend, American, 1879 - 1948
    Nude Portrait, Probably Depicting Fred Ritter
    early 1930s
    ph.983.12.5
    James Van Der Zee, American, 1886 - 1983
    At Home (Woman with Flower Baskets)
    1934
    ph.986.47
    Harold Eugene Edgerton, American, 1903 - 1990
    Water From a Faucet
    1932
    ph.997.55.3
    José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican, 1851 - 1913
    The American Mosquito (El Mosquito Americano)
    about 1904
    pr.2002.42.1
    Hiroshi Yoshida, Japanese, 1876 - 1950
    Seta Bridge
    1933
    pr.2004.41.4
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Inditos (Mexican Peasants Working)
    1929
    pr.930.15.1
    Miguel Duclaud Covarrubias, Mexican, 1904 - 1957
    Mexican Street Scene
    about 1940
    pr.943.15
    Childe Hassam, American, 1859 - 1935
    Washington's Birthday - 5th Avenue and 23rd Street
    February 22, 1916
    pr.954.20.237
    Edward Hopper, American, 1882 - 1967
    Evening Wind
    1921
    pr.956.26.5
    Marius de Zayas, Mexican, 1880 - 1961
    Title page, from the journal "291" (No. 1, March 1915) (portfolio)
    1915
    pr.960.79.1a
    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
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Las Masas (The Masses)
    1935
    pr.985.40.1
    José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949
    Grief (Afliccion); The Peasant (El Campesino)
    1930
    pr.985.40.2
    George Wesley Bellows, American, 1882 - 1925
    Solitude
    1917
    pr.987.23
    Howard Norton Cook, American, 1901 - 1980
    Chrysler Building (Chrysler Building in Construction)
    1930
    pr.990.48
    Edna Boies Hopkins, American, 1872 - 1937
    Datura
    about 1910
    pr.997.47.1
    Josep Renau, Mexican, 1907 - 1982
    La Patria Mexicana Defendida por Sus Hijos
    about 1944
    ps.987.6.171
    Arthur Putnam, American, 1873 - 1930
    Puma and Snakes
    1906
    s.2001.51.2
    Cyrus Edwin Dallin, American, 1861 - 1944
    Appeal to the Great Spirit
    1912; cast about 1922
    s.928.15
    Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
    The Rattlesnake (Snake in the Path)
    original 1905; cast about 1919-1920
    s.960.13.1
    Frederic Remington, American, 1861 - 1909
    Bronco Buster
    original 1895; cast about 1919-1920
    s.960.13.2
    Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American, 1872 - 1955
    Mother and Child (Mother and Babe)
    1902
    s.964.57
    Paul Manship, American, 1885 - 1966
    Lyric Muse
    1912
    s.991.35
    John Bernard Flannagan, American, 1895 - 1942
    Head
    1927
    s.992.7
    Charles Demuth, American, 1883 - 1935
    Beach Study No. 3, Provincetown
    1934
    w.935.1.16
    Carlos Mérida, Guatemalan (active in Mexico), 1891 - 1985
    The Reapers (Les Moissoneurs)
    1928
    w.935.1.45
    Marguerite Thompson Zorach, American, 1887 - 1968
    Sixth Avenue "L"
    1924
    w.935.1.75
    James Auchiah, Ka'igwu / American, 1906 - 1975 | Ka'igwu (Kiowa) | Southern Plains | Plains
    Old Time War Dancer
    1930
    w.935.1.76
    Velino Shije Herrera (Ma-Pe-Wi), Zia Pueblo / American, 1902 - 1973 | Southwest | Zia Pueblo (Tsia)
    Rain Dance - Annual Fiesta - Zia Pueblo
    about 1927
    w.935.1.80
    Stephen Mopope, Ka'igwu / American, 1898 - 1974 | Ka'igwu (Kiowa) | Southern Plains | Plains
    Indian on Horseback
    1930
    w.935.1.82
    Tonita Vigil Peña (Quah Ah), San Ildefonso Pueblo / American, 1893 - 1949 | San Ildefonso Pueblo (P'o-Woh-Ge-Owinge) | Southwest
    Buffalo Dance
    about 1925-1926
    w.935.1.85