Current Exhibitions

February 16, 2017 - August 20, 2017

Accession Number

Between 1960 and 1962, 396 works of art came into the museum. As with all objects that enter the collection, they were catalogued with an accession number, a code that records both the year and order of acquisition. Using this coding system as a display strategy, Accession Number poses several questions: What did the museum prioritize, why, and what did it overlook? Why was the art given?


Photo of the prototype of the riad that will be installed at WCMA

January 26, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Ghana ThinkTank

The Rotunda becomes the hub of WCMA’s yearlong collaboration with international collective Ghana ThinkTank. Ionic columns make way for a Moroccan riad in an installation that explores what happens when power dynamics are flipped, and perspectives of people across the world are brought to bear on problems in our own backyard.


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.


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.