Modern and Contemporary Art Since 1945

From its inception, the Corcoran has placed contemporary art at the core of its mission and identity. The museum collects the art of the present for display and interpretation alongside the Gallery’s ever-expanding historical collections. The Corcoran’s pursuit of the new has ensured that the museum and its collections remain vibrant, constantly looking to the future while evaluating its past. The post-1945 collection includes paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, new media, and installation art. The collection features works from post-war artists such as Willem de Kooning, Ellsworth Kelly, Cy Twombly, Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Mitchell, Bruce Nauman, Martin Puryear, Jessica Stockholder, Anne Truitt, Robert Colescott, and others.

1994

Jessica Stockholder

1967

Gene Davis

1970

Neil Jenney

1986

Sean Scully

1993

Ida Applebroog

1979

Martin Puryear

1991

Lari Pittman

1970

Raymond Saunders

1992

Kerry James Marshall

2008

Chris Martin

1973

Ellsworth Kelly

1982

William Christenberry

1982

Terry Winters

1966

Kenneth Noland

1969

Sam Gilliam

1969

Rockne Krebs

1962

Anne Truitt

1975

Richard Diebenkorn

1968

Cy Twombly