This collection includes artworks from the early 20th century to the present. A major area of focus is the development of a processed-based approach across evolving media—abstract painting through color field, hard edge and optical art; light art; interactive art; video installation; computer and digital art; and contemporary art that engages technology.
The painting collection comprises international approaches to abstraction in the second half of the twentieth century, with a focus on the geometric tradition.
The electronic art revolution mirrored the digital technology boom. Video projectors, television monitors, computer circuitry and custom software define this burgeoning genre of contemporary art.
Electric illumination technology generated a major twentieth-century movement, which continues to evolve with the proliferation of LEDs.
The New Mexico Modernism collection includes paintings from the 20th century by American and European artists who captured the New Mexico landscape and native cultures.