Modern and Contemporary

The Cantor Arts Center devotes several galleries as well as outdoor space to modern and contemporary art. Strengths include early 20th-century sculpture, Bay Area art, prints published by Gemini G.E.L. (the well-known Los Angeles workshop), and assemblage.

Among the early 20th-century sculptures are works by Hans Arp, Gaston Lachaise, and Henry Moore. The Cantor Arts Center's collection of contemporary art focuses on Bay Area artists such as Robert Arneson and Richard Diebenkorn. Over the next 15 years, a gift from the Marmor Foundation will include prints by major artists such as Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as sculptures by Joseph Cornell and Ed Kienholz.

Dr. Hilarie Faberman
Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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