Oct 16, 2018 - Apr 04, 2019

The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery.

Jan 26, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019

The photographs of Ghent-based Dirk Braeckman (b. 1958, Eeklo, Belgium) have a distinct stillness and quietude that counter the whirl of today’s visual landscape. Images of empty, unidentifiable interiors, architectural details, oceans, and partially obscured nude figures are just some examples of the artist’s subject matter. Braeckman’s deeply gray photographs are often abstracted, contributing to the mystery and intrigue of what his images convey while adding a sense of distance to the intimate interiors and views he depicts.

Feb 23, 2019 - May 12, 2019

This exhibition gathers work by artists who address concepts of space and place. Drawn entirely from the Modern’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes paintings, photographs, drawings, and videos by artists from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Mexico. The categories of space and place are broadly conceived, encompassing nature, the city, environment, geography, and atmosphere, as well as landscapes of the imagination.

Studio Programs
Mar 15, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019

Join us for some creative family time on the Modern’s lawn as we look across the reflecting pond to focus on the Museum’s new acquisition, KAWS’s monumental sculpture CLEAN SLATE, 2018. Learn about how KAWS and other artists have reclaimed toys and cartoon characters and given them new purpose and identities. Take this opportunity to start the spring with your own clean slate! Empty out your kids’ closets and work together to recycle old stuffed animals into art. Stick around and take a selfie with the resulting collaborative sculpture built by all participating families!

Mar 15, 2019

“An acrobatic, larkish globetrotting adventure about paintings and psychotherapy that defies easy categorization save inclusion on any adult animation fan's must-see list.” Robert Abele,

Los Angeles Times. A psychotherapist suffering violent nightmares inspired by legendary works of art joins forces with four of his patients (expert thieves) to steal the paintings, believing that once he owns them, the nightmares will disappear.

Tour
Mar 15, 2019

The aim of the Slow Art movement is to break with the often frenetic pace of modern life to simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Slow Art at the Modern invests in this pause with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month, Slow Art at the Modern begins at 5:30 pm.

Mar 15, 2019

“An acrobatic, larkish globetrotting adventure about paintings and psychotherapy that defies easy categorization save inclusion on any adult animation fan's must-see list.” Robert Abele,

Los Angeles Times. A psychotherapist suffering violent nightmares inspired by legendary works of art joins forces with four of his patients (expert thieves) to steal the paintings, believing that once he owns them, the nightmares will disappear.

Mar 15, 2019

“An acrobatic, larkish globetrotting adventure about paintings and psychotherapy that defies easy categorization save inclusion on any adult animation fan's must-see list.” Robert Abele,

Los Angeles Times. A psychotherapist suffering violent nightmares inspired by legendary works of art joins forces with four of his patients (expert thieves) to steal the paintings, believing that once he owns them, the nightmares will disappear.