Abbott Handerson Thayer, Diorama for Military Camouflage with Text Panels, ca. 1914-15, mixed media on plywood. Collection of Richard Meryman ’48._x1200

Current Exhibitions

Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, California, 1969, gelatin silver print. Gift of James L. Melcher.

August 19, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Object Lab

“Object Lab” provides a public window into how art catalyzes new thinking across disciplines. Fall courses like Writing about Bodies, Memory and Forgetting, and Materials Chemistry deeply embed selections from the collection into course work.


Human head emerging from monster jaws, Mayan, Belize, Corozal, Late Classic, 600-900 CE, limestone coated with stucco with traces of blue and red polychrome. _x345

July 29, 2016 - Ongoing

Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collection

This exhibition will be temporarily closed from Sept 6–16, 2016. Not Set in Stone brings together a range of architectural fragments from the museum’s collection.


Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh

February 12, 2016 - October 6, 2016

Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh

Both Sides Now is a first-time creative collaboration by sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh. Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, come together to merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters among objects and people.


Maximilien Luce, London, 1892, oil on panel. Bequest of Governor and Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman, Class of 1899._x345

October 23, 2015 - Ongoing

The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art, 1689–1913

Bracketed by the earliest war for the control of North America and World War I, The Anxiety of Influence highlights seldom seen treasures from WCMA’s collection and illuminates the political, economic, and cultural tensions of the times.


Sol LeWitt, #1089, 2015_x345

August 28, 2015 - Ongoing

Sol LeWitt: On the Wall

WCMA and the art department are installing a new Sol LeWitt wall drawing, #1089 in the museum’s atrium.