We collect iconic examples of modern and contemporary art that represent pivotal shifts in the perception and understanding of the art of our time.

The collection is on view at Glenstone and internationally through our active loan program. Nearly all Glenstone exhibitions are drawn exclusively from the collection.

    • Venus & Adonis I
      Marlene Dumas
      Venus & Adonis I, 2015-2016
      On Loan
      Marlene Dumas. open-end
      Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
      Dumas 2015
    • The American Collection #9: The Two Jemimas
      Faith Ringgold
      The American Collection #9: The Two Jemimas, 1997
      Ringgold 1997
    • Untitled
      Jasper Johns
      Untitled, 2018
      Johns 2018
    • Hands
      Glenn Ligon
      Hands, 1996
      On Loan
      Glenn Ligon
      Carré d'Art, Nimes, France
      Ligon 1996
    • Tall Ships
      Gary Hill
      Tall Ships, 1992
      Hill 1992
    • Plank Piece I, II
      Charles Ray
      Plank Piece I, II, 1973
      Ray 1973
    • The White Disease
      Marlene Dumas
      The White Disease, 1985
      On Loan
      Marlene Dumas. open-end
      Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
      Dumas 1985
    • The Katastwóf Karavan
      Kara Walker
      The Katastwóf Karavan, 2017
      Walker 2017
    • Catalogue #471
      Lawrence Weiner
      Catalogue #471, 1980
      On Loan
      Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
      Washington, D.C.
      Weiner 1980
    • Stranger (Full Text) #1
      Glenn Ligon
      Stranger (Full Text) #1, 2020-2021
      On Loan
      Glenn Ligon
      Carré d'Art, Nimes, France
      Ligon 2020
    • Village Series
      Simone Leigh
      Village Series, 2021
      On View Leigh 2021
    • Ian F. Svenonius’s “Censorship Now” for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Spread 5 of 8 (pp. 20–21) (their free speech monopoly)
      Frances Stark
      Ian F. Svenonius’s “Censorship Now” for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Spread 5 of 8 (pp. 20–21) (their free speech monopoly), 2017
      Stark 2017