Collection

1940s–1970s

Mark Rothko. No. 10. 1950. Oil on canvas, 7' 6 3/8" × 57 1/8" (229.6 × 145.1 cm). Gift of Philip Johnson. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Arranged in loosely chronological order, each of the presentations on this floor explores an individual topic. A room may be devoted to an artist, a specific medium or discipline, a particular place in a moment in time, or a shared creative idea. An ongoing program of frequent reinstallation will feature a wide range of artworks in new combinations—a reminder that countless ideas and histories can be explored through the Museum’s dynamic collection.

These galleries are conceived by teams of curators from all fields and at all levels of seniority collaborating closely to share expertise and viewpoints. All collection presentations are overseen by Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints, Stuart Comer, The Lonti Ebers Chief Curator of Media and Performance, Roxana Marcoci, The David Dechman Senior Curator and Acting Chief Curator of Photography, Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, with Heidi Hirschl Orley, Assistant Director, Curatorial Affairs.

Upcoming

Support for the collection is provided by the Annual Exhibition Fund. Leadership contributions to the Annual Exhibition Fund, in support of the Museum’s collection and collection exhibitions, are generously provided by the Sandra and Tony Tamer Exhibition Fund, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Eva and Glenn Dubin, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Anne Dias, Kenneth C. Griffin, Alice and Tom Tisch, the Marella and Giovanni Agnelli Fund for Exhibitions, Mimi Haas, The David Rockefeller Council, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder.

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