The Art Bridges collection endeavors to demonstrate the wide range of art and stories of the American experience across time, media, and artists. Art Bridges encourages institutions to consider their own collections, galleries, and exhibitions in tandem with the Art Bridges collection in order to activate their visitors’ experiences. To date, the Art Bridges collection has gathered significant representations of African American art, landscape painting, icons of Pop art, Abstraction, and Modernism among others.
Highlights from the collection include:
Depictions of the American landscape in the nineteenth century by Sanford Robinson Gifford, George Durrie, and John Frederick Kensett and in the twentieth century by Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney.
Masters of Modernism by Stuart Davis, Childe Hassam, Marsden Hartley, and Diego Rivera.
African American art that addresses stereotypes, racism, and identity by Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, David Driskell, Barkley Hendricks, Hughie Lee-Smith, Glenn Ligon, and Kerry James Marshall.
Painting by Indigenous artists of the Americas such as Jeffrey Gibson and Rufino Tamayo.
Iconic Postwar Abstraction and Pop images including paintings by Judy Chicago, Arshile Gorky, Philip Guston, Richard Serra, and Frank Stella.
Conceptual installations and videos from Robert Gober, Jeff Koons, Bruce Nauman, Senga Nengudi, and Rachel Rose.
Several multi-piece works can be considered exhibitions on their own including a seven-panel mural cycle by Edward Steichen, a photo series by Sherry Levine, a 300-canvas landscape painting by Cynthia Daignault, and a group of sound sculptures with a looping soundtrack by Guillermo Galindo.
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