Faculty Off the Cuff Photo by Kris Qua._x1200

Current Exhibitions

January 13, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Object Lab

“Object Lab” is a hybrid gallery-classroom and a responsive pedagogical platform. Spring classes from “Field Botany” to “Understanding Attention and Distraction” integrate art from the museum’s collection. Students use the works throughout the semester to visualize, question, and challenge key course concepts.


Michael Singer, Ritual Series, 1990, Bronze, iron, copper, granite, stone, and wood. Gift of William and Wendy Fishkind._x345

November 5, 2016 - February 19, 2017

Shaping Space

On view for the first time since it joined the museum’s collection in 1991, Ritual Series, by Michael Singer is the centerpiece of Shaping Space. Additional works from WCMA’s collection, including those by Richard Serra, Mel Edwards, and Louise Nevelson join Ritual Series.


David Zink Yi, video still. Photo by Paul Zink Yi._x345

October 7, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Being the measure

David Zink Yi’s first museum exhibition in the United States brings together aspects of his varied work in sculpture, photography, music, and video and marks the artist’s initial foray into live performance as part of his artistic practice.


Jean-Michel Basquiat, Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), 1983. © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2016.

October 7, 2016 - January 29, 2017

Getting a Read On Basquiat and Black Lives Matter

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting “Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart)” becomes the focal point of WCMA’s Reading Room, and the centerpiece of a series of conversations about police brutality, Black identity, and the Black Lives Matter movement.


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

Not Set in Stone brings together a range of architectural fragments from the museum’s collection.


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.