International Modern and Contemporary Art (Lower Level)


A suite of four galleries explores the international origins and current state of Modern and Contemporary Art. Unfolding in three chronological sections, galleries present works grouped by the early 20th century, mid-20th century, late 20th-early 21st century. The installation explores major movements through iconic works of art. The artists range from Joan Miró and Georges Rouault to Grace Hartigan and Richard Hunt to Magdalena Abakanowicz and Zhang Huan, among others, representing some of the most dynamic chapters in art history. A fourth space, the Sculpture Court, celebrates the vital role of the medium at the University of Notre Dame through the depth of collections by George Rickey, Kenneth Snelson, George Segal, and Beverly Pepper.

In addition to the gallery spaces, Contemporary art is presented in twenty-two works across the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park, with outstanding works by such sculptors as Louise Nevelson, Anthony Caro, and Deborah Butterfield. Major site-specific works are highlighted across the Museum interior and exterior with commissions by Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin, Mimmo Paladino, Jaume Plensa, and Kiki Smith.