Dada

Discover how Dada artists used chance, collaboration, and language as a catalyst for creativity.

Dada

Discover how Dada artists used chance, collaboration, and language as a catalyst for creativity.

Marcel Duchamp and the Readymade
Chance Creations: Collage, Photomontage, and Assemblage
Artistic Collaboration
Word Play

Surrealism

In a revolution against a society ruled by rational thought, the Surrealists tapped into the “superior reality” of the subconscious.

Surrealism

In a revolution against a society ruled by rational thought, the Surrealists tapped into the “superior reality” of the subconscious.

Tapping the Subconscious: Automatism and Dreams
Surrealist Objects and Assemblage
Surrealism and the Body
Surrealist Landscapes

What Is Modern Art?

Late-19th-century artists broke with tradition to create art for the modern age.

What Is Modern Art?

Late-19th-century artists broke with tradition to create art for the modern age.

Painting Modern Life
Rise of the Modern City
Modern Landscapes
Modern Portraits
Popular Culture

Design

From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, design plays a role in your everyday life.

Design

From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, design plays a role in your everyday life.

Everyday Marvels
Plastic
Simple Machines
Chairs

Pop Art

Explore how Pop artists were inspired by—and made art directly from—consumer goods, mass media, and popular culture.

Pop Art

Explore how Pop artists were inspired by—and made art directly from—consumer goods, mass media, and popular culture.

Appropriation
Celebrity

Minimalism

Explore the simplified forms and rich ideas behind Minimalist art.

Minimalism

Explore the simplified forms and rich ideas behind Minimalist art.

Serial Forms and Repetition
The Materials of Minimalism
Constructing Space

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Migration and Movement

Artists move around the world, shifting and fusing their identities, cultural traditions, and artistic techniques.

Migration and Movement

Artists move around the world, shifting and fusing their identities, cultural traditions, and artistic techniques.

Investigating Identity

Discover how artists mine the concept of identity—and often challenge it—in their work.

Investigating Identity

Discover how artists mine the concept of identity—and often challenge it—in their work.

The Body in Art
Constructing Gender
Intersecting Identities

Photography

Explore the many different ways photography has been used to document and examine the modern world.

Photography

Explore the many different ways photography has been used to document and examine the modern world.

Posed/Unposed
Photography and Public Image
Photography as Witness
Sets, Stories, and Situations
The Photographic Record