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Collections of modern and contemporary art.

Public museums[edit]

Public museum collections of modern and contemporary art.

Museum Opened Location Scope of collection Core collections
(scope, date acquired)
Online catalogue (sortable by) M About
Van Abbemuseum 1936 NL, Eindhoven 2,700 works; Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls, Körmeling Henri van Abbe (1936-40) work, artist M
Art Institute Chicago [Dept of Modern and Contemporary Art] 1879 US, Chicago 1,500 works artist, object type (1500 records) M [1]
BAMPFA (Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive) 1970 US, Berkeley 19,000 art works & 16,000 films and videos Hans Hofmann (painting, 1963), Steven Leiber (conceptual art & Fluxus, 2014) keyword, artist, work, classification, materials, country, year [2]
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1849 NL, Rotterdam J.P. van der Schilden (1925), D.G. van Beuningen (1958), Han Nefkens (2000s) artist, work M [3]
Berlinische Galerie (BG) 1975 DE, Berlin DE; 1870-present; Dada Berlin, Neue Sachlichkeit, EE avant-garde artist, work, year, category, department, fond, object group M
CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux 1984 FR, Bordeaux [4] [5]
Castello di Rivoli 1984 IT, Torino Arte Povera, Transavanguardia, Minimal, Body and Land Art, Video; mid-1960s-present artist, work, year, medium [6]
Cleveland Museum of Art 1916 US, Cleveland artist, object type, department, location M [7]
Dia Art Foundation 2003 US, New York, etc 1960s-70s Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, Helen Winkler artists [8]
Deichtorhallen 1989 DE, Hamburg 1900-present F.C. Gundlach (photography, 2003-23), Harald Falckenberg (2,000 works from 1980s-2000s, 2011) - [9] [10]
Museum Folkwang 1922 DE, Essen Karl Ernst Osthaus (1922) work, work, department, object type, year, provenance, acquisition [11]
Groninger Museum 1894 NL, Groningen De Ploeg (1920s-30s), Neo-expressionism (1980s), Italian postmodern design (1980s) artist, work, subject, material, technique, year [12]
Guggenheim Museum 1937 US, New York; IT, Venice; ES, Bilbao 7,000 works (1890s-present) Solomon Guggenheim (600 works, 1937-49), Karl Nierendorf (1948), Hilla Rebay (1967), Peggy Guggenheim (1976), Justin K. Thannhauser (1976-91), Giuseppe Panza di Biumo (1990-92), Bohen Foundation (275 works by 45 artists, 2001) artist, decade, medium, movement, collection (1,700 works) M [13] [14] [15]
Hamburger Bahnhof 1996 DE, Berlin 1960s-present Erich Marx (1960s-80s, 1996), Egidio Marzona (600+ works by c150 artists from 1960s-70s, 2002), Friedrich Christian Flick (1500+ works by c150 artists from 1960s-present, 2004) - [16] [17]
Hamburger Kunsthalle [Gallery of Contemporary Art] 1997 DE, Hamburg 1960-present Scharpff (US, DE), Sohst (conceptual art), Lafrenz (minimalism), Böckmann, Jung - [18]
Hirshhorn Museum 1974 US, Wahington DC 12,000 works; painting, sculpture; 1890s-present Joseph H. Hirshhorn (6,000 works, 1974; more in 1981) artist, work [19]
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 1994 US, Kansas City 700 works; 1910s-present Bebe and Crosby Kemper artist, work, medium
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art 1998 FI, Helsinki 8,000 works; 1960-present Pentti Kouri, Maj-Lis Pitkänen (works by Kalervo Palsa), Porkkana artist, year, work (8,600 entries) [20]
Kröller-Müller Museum 1938 NL, Otterlo paintings (esp. Van Gogh), sculpture garden Helene Kröller-Müller (1935) work, object type, genre, period (77 objects)
Gegenwart 1980 CH, Basel Emanuel Hoffmann (1980) artist, work, object type M [21]
Leopold Museum 2001 AT, Vienna 5,000 works (Schiele, Klimt, Wiener Werkstätte, Art Nouveau, et al) Elisabeth and Rudolf Leopold (1994) selected works [22]
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 1965 US, Los Angeles artist, work, object type (modern art), (contemporary art) (2,000 records) M
Ludwig Museum 1989 HU, Budapest post-1960s Western, Hungarian and CEE art, esp. film, video, computer art, photography Irene and Peter Ludwig (1989ff) artist, work, technique, decade, thematic keyword, geography [23]
Museum Ludwig 1986 DE, Cologne DE expressionism, new objectivity, US pop art, RU avant-garde painting Josef Haubrich (DE expressionist painting, 1946), Peter and Irene Lud­wig (350 works; US pop art, Picasso, 1976) - [24]
M+ 2019 (scheduled) CN, Hong Kong 2,800 works; HK, CN, Asia, world; late 70s-present selection [25]
MACBA 1995 ES, Barcelona 5,000 works; 1950s-present; ES, South America, CEE artist, work, year, decade, work type M [26]
MAK [Gegenwartskunst] 1864 AT, Vienna artist, work, object type, place (1400 records) [27]
MAXXI: Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo 2010 IT, Rome artist, work, date, type [28]
MCA Chicago 1974 US, Chicago 2,500 works; 1920s-present artist, work, decade, medium [29]
Metropolitan Museum of Art [Dept of Modern and Contemporary Art] 1987 US, New York 12,000 works; 1900-present; worldwide artist, object type, geography (13,000 records) M [30]
Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) 1973 (photo & new media), 2008 (contemp. art) US, Minneapolis department, full text M
Moderna galerija+Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova (MG+MSUM) 1948 SL, Ljubljana 19,000+ works; 1900s-present; SL, EE, West ArtEast 2000+ (EE art since 1960s, 2000ff) medium [31]
Moderna Museet 1958 SW, Stockholm & Malmö Rolf de Maré (cubism; 1950, 1966), Helmer Bäckström (photography, 1965), Gerard Bonnier (early modernism, 1989), Pontus Hultén (2005) artist, medium, country, work, year, category [32]
mumok 1962 AT, Vienna 10,000 works by c1,600 artists Wolfgang Hahn, Peter and Irene Ludwig artist M [33]
Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM) 1948 BR, São Paulo 5,000+ works; BR artist, work, year
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC USP) 1963 BR, São Paulo 10,000 works; BR, Latin America, West Yolanda Penteado and Ciccillo Matarazzo (1963) [34]
Museum der Moderne Salzburg 1983 AT, Salzburg Friedrich Welz, MAP (400 works), Generali (2,100 works by 200 artists; 1960s-present; 2014) Generali: artist [35]
Museum of Art in Łódź 1931 PL, Łódź 9,000 works; avant-garde (PL, West, CZ) a.r. (1931-38) artist, decade [36] [37]
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 1991 AU, Sydney 4,000 works (AU) artist, work [38]
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA) 1983 US, Los Angeles 1940-present selected works [39]
Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (MSU) 1954 CR, Zagreb 12,000 works; CR, world; 1950-present V & NK Richter (1980), Silvana Seissel (1993), Benko Horvat department [40]
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 1929 US, New York 200,000 works by 10,000+ artists artist, medium, year (63,000 works), data M [41]
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw 2005 PL, Warsaw 250+ works artist, decade [42]
Muzeul de artă contemporană al României (MNAC) 2004 RO, Bucharest artist, genre
Nasjonalmuseet 2003 NO, Oslo artist, work, year, subject M
National Gallery in Prague [Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries] 1918 CZ, Prague 2,300 works, CZ, 1900-present - [43]
National Gallery of Art [1900-present] 1937 US, Washington DC Kathan Brown (1540 works), Dorothy and Herbert Vogel (880 works), Richard S. Zeisler and Ailsa Mellon Bruce (270 works), .. artist, work, medium, nationality, style (67,000 records) M
National Gallery of Australia 1967 AU, Canberra artist, work, keyword M
Neue Nationalgalerie 1968 DE, Berlin [44]
Philadelphia Museum of Art [20th C Art Dept] 1973 US, Philadelphia artist, classification, country, curatorial dept, keyword M
Pinakothek der Moderne 2002 DE, Munich 1900-present Theo Wormland (surrealism), Sofie and Emanuel Fohn ("degenerate art"), Martha and Markus Kruss (expressionism), Günther Franke (Benckmann), Klaus Gebhard (US), Franz, Duke of Bavaria (DE painting), Eleanor and Michael Stoffel (DE & US from 1960s-90s) hall [45]
MNAM-Centre Pompidou 1947/1977 FR, Paris 100,000 works, 1905-present artist, work, work type, movement, material, year M [46]
Power Station of Art (PSA) 2012 CN, Shanghai CN; 1980s-present
Museo Reina Sofía 1990 ES, Madrid 21,000 works artist, work, keyword, category (8,300 works) M [47]
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) 1935 US, San Francisco Albert M. Bender (100s of works, 1935), Elise S. Haas (1990), Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson (1992), Prentice and Paul Sack (1998, 2005), Doris and Donald Fisher (1,100 works) artist, department, image M [48], API
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) 1975 US, Seattle artist, work, year, medium, style, classification, country, .. [49]
Slovak National Gallery [Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art] 1948 SK, Bratislava, etc artist, work, medium, tag, genre, technique (48,000 works) M [50]
S.M.A.K. 1975 BE, Ghent 3,000 works, WW2-present artist, work, category, year (320 items) [51]
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) 1951 US, Washington DC artist, work, keyword M [52]
Stedelijk 1874 NL, Amsterdam C.P. van Eeghen (1874) artist, work, category M [53]
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart 1843 DE, Stuttgart artist, material, location M [54]
Tate Modern [1900-present] 2000 UK, London artist, style, subject (24,000 works), data M [55]
State Tretyakov Gallery 1893 RU, Moscow George Costakis (1977) medium, half-century, artist M
Walker Art Center 1940 US, Minneapolis Ruben/Bentson (1,000+ moving image works from 1894-present, 1973ff), Rosemary Furtak (artists' books) decade, object type M [56]
Whitney Museum of American Art 1931 US, New York 21,000 works by 3,000+ artists (1900-present, US) Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (600 works, 1931) artist (21,000 works) M [57]
ZKM 1989 DE, Karlsruhe 4,000 works; 1900-present artist, work, year, category M

National databases[edit]

Online databases aggregating holdings of public museums of art.