The McKinnon Galleries of Modern and Contemporary Art showcase internationally renowned artists like Jackson Pollock and Georgia O’Keeffe with those of local or regional acclaim like Norfolk artist Vic Pickett. Also on view are works by female artists, artists of color, and artists from other countries.
“I wanted this presentation to show the breadth and depth of the museum’s collection. It was important to show there are alternate narratives to the history of contemporary art because not all artists or genres were or are embraced within the canon. Art history is fluid and constantly being revised. I wanted to highlight that.”
— Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art
One of America’s top glass art collections
We have centuries-old artistry ranging from fantastic beer steins to exquisitely crafted goblets and one of the finest collections of Tiffany works you’ll find anywhere.
“Luke Jerram’s Chrysler Chandelier is art that doubles as a science lesson. You can find it in the spiral staircase linking the Modern and the Family and Student Galleries”
— From our Gallery Hosts