Recent Acquisitions: Postwar + Contemporary Works on Paper
July 2, 2022 - January 29, 2023
The works of art featured in this exhibition are recent additions to Mia’s permanent collection. Though just a small sample of the many works acquired through purchase, gift, or bequest in recent years, they reflect Mia’s ongoing initiatives to expand and broaden its collection of postwar (1945–80) and contemporary drawings, watercolors, and collages, and to better represent the remarkable diversity of artistic achievement in the United States and elsewhere. To this end, Mia is acquiring important works on paper by leading artists whose work is either absent or underrepresented in the museum’s collection, especially those whose work has faced discrimination within the traditional Eurocentric view of art history. Resetting our collecting strategy is one way Mia can stay true to its mission of enriching the community by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting outstanding works of art.