What Is Modern Art?

Late-19th-century artists broke with tradition to create a Modern Art.

What Is Modern Art?

Late-19th-century artists broke with tradition to create a Modern Art.

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

Media and Performance Art

See what happens when artists perform—live or on-camera—and incorporate themselves and their audience into their work.

Media and Performance Art

See what happens when artists perform—live or on-camera—and incorporate themselves and their audience into their work.

Performing for the Camera
Participation and Audience Involvement
Performing Identities
Expanded Choreography

Migration and Movement

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

Migration and Movement

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

Advanced Placement Art History Exam

A Modern and Contemporary art study set for test-takers, teachers, and lifelong learners alike.

Advanced Placement Art History Exam

A Modern and Contemporary art study set for test-takers, teachers, and lifelong learners alike.

Film

Discover the history and development of film, a merging of science, technology, business, and art, and one of the most widely experienced mediums.

Film

Discover the history and development of film, a merging of science, technology, business, and art, and one of the most widely experienced mediums.

Advent of Cinema
Experimentation with Sound
Documentary and Propaganda
Experimentation in Film / The Avant-Garde

Design

Discover the central role of design in everyday life.

Design

Discover the central role of design in everyday life.

Everyday Marvels
Plastic
Simple Machines
Chairs

Conceptual Art

Discover how Conceptual artists used language, performance, and instructions to fuel creativity, and sought alternatives to institutional settings.

Conceptual Art

Discover how Conceptual artists used language, performance, and instructions to fuel creativity, and sought alternatives to institutional settings.

Language and Art
Outside the Museum

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

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

Tools & Tips

Download free resources and get tips for engaging with modern and contemporary art.

Explore

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Photography

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

Photography

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

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

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionist artists reinvented abstract painting—and other media—forming a distinctly American style.

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionist artists reinvented abstract painting—and other media—forming a distinctly American style.

The Processes and Materials of Abstract Expressionist Painting
Abstract Expressionism: A New Art for a New World
The Sublime and the Spiritual
Abstract Expressionist Sculpture

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