Modern Masters

June 26 – October 3, 2010

Perkins Gallery

This exhibition will be a survey of works by some of the more familiar names in the Museum’s collection. Artists such as Arshile Gorky, Robert Rauschenberg, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Barbara Kruger, Robert Motherwell, Alexander Calder, and Judy Chicago will be represented in this exhibition. Although recognized now by art history for their innovative contributions toward the advancement of fine art, these artists were often defined by their early critics as being unorthodox. They were, in fact, producing artworks which redirected and reformed the world of art in ways that now define contemporary art. With this exhibition, the Polk Museum of Art shares an attractive sampling of works by some of these Modern heavy hitters.


  • Dorothy Chao Jenkins
  • The Reitzel Foundation
  • The Hazelle Paxson Morrison Foundation
  • BCI Engineers & Scientists