The Museum’s modern and contemporary art galleries feature objects from one of the most distinguished collections in the world.
Highlights from the Collections
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In these galleries, giants of modern art join younger artists who are breaking new ground today
Joan Miró: Paintings 1925–1944
Gallery 48, ground floor
Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983) was one of the great innovators of modern European painting. His early work, made in his native Barcelona—the culturally rich Catalan capital near the French border—reveals the influence of the bright colors and fragmented geometries of Fauvism and Cubism, revolutionary Parisian art movements of the early twentieth century. Upon moving to Paris in 1920, Miró became a prominent member of the still growing avant-garde, developing his signature, enigmatic style of biomorphic abstraction.
Please note, many of the objects on view in these galleries rotate periodically.
American Art of the Machine Age and The Stieglitz Circle
Galleries 49 & 50, ground floor
These installations showcase the Museum’s holdings in American modern art and design made during the transformative years of the early twentieth century.