About the Visiting Committee, Photo by Roman Iwasiwka

Current Exhibitions

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.


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.



October 7, 2016 - January 15, 2017

State of Disobedience

“It’s necessary to maintain a state of disobedience against . . . everything.” Poet Alice Notely’s assertion rings true for “State of Disobedience” an exhibition that brings together works in a range of media by Matthew Ronay, Barkley Hendricks, Mary Ellen Mark, Patty Chang, Glenn Ligon, and others.


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.


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

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.