"A Wealth of New Gifts: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collections"
European and American modernist masters in this collection offer a representative narrative of modernism's development, while revealing areas in need of strengthening in both mid-century (1950s) and contemporary art, defined as art in all media created from 1960 through the present. In the contemporary galleries, a broad range of works from the 1960s through the '90s serves to illustrate the pluralism of late 20th century art from fine examples of Op art with Stanciwicz, Bridget Riley and Richard Anuszkiewicz, to Pop Art with graphics and works on paper by Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Wesselman, Warhol, Jasper Johns and Lichtenstein, to post-painterly abstraction and color field painting. The 1970s and '80s return to painterly work, figuration and narration can be seen in representative works by Janet Fish, Joan Mitchell, Nancy Graves and Gregory Amenoff among others.
In recent years, the Museum has made a sustained effort to integrate important Latin American and Florida artists of national and international stature into its collections, with recent acquisitions of fine works by artists such as Julio Larraz, Jorge Segui and Arturo Rodriguez.