Current Exhibitions

Nancy Newman Rice, "Afterwards I," 2019; oil on canvas on panel; 40 x 40 in. Museum Purchase with funds from the Douglass Freed Endowment for Acquisitions.

a place like this

August 12 - December 17, 2023

This exhibition looks at the idea of place from a variety of perspectives and approaches to making. Utilizing both representational and conceptual approaches, a wide range of manifestations of place serve to show us what is familiar and quite different from our own piece of the world. These works are meant to serve as a …

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Sol LeWitt, "Wavy Brushstrokes Superimposed," 1995; etching; 35 x 35 in. Gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum.


August 16 - December 17, 2023

color–shape–line is a selection of works from the Daum collection that focuses on abstraction since 1965. The exhibition showcases artists from around the world who have utilized the visual language of color, shape, and line to communicate their subjective experiences. Approaches from geometric to lyrical abstraction are present in this grouping.  While the degree of departure …

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Jim Dine, "Sun's Night Glow", 2000; ink on paper, 40 x 55 in.


September 30, 2023 - February 29, 2024

This exhibition takes the form of a familiar childhood game and is meant to enhance the desire and ability of visitors to creatively think and question the work presented. Most visitors will have heard of or played Twenty Questions, which is sometimes called animal, vegetable, or mineral. Other visitors will be familiar with the Linnaeus …

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Sniper, "Half and 1/2", 2023; stoneware, resin, found objects, and wood; 40 x 35 x 5 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Y`akyi nnwa: Let’s Have a Conversation

September 30, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Vincent Frimpong (SNIPER) and Ross Junior Owusu are contemporary Ghanaian artists currently based in the United States. This two-person exhibition is a place for sharing the visual language of “What does it mean to be African?”

Robert Sperry, "Plate #891A," 1989; glazed stoneware. Gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum.

Of the Earth: Ceramics from the Collection

October 12, 2023 - March 30, 2024

Of the Earth showcases a survey of ceramics from the Daum’s permanent collection. This exhibition displays a myriad of ways to create and finish artwork, ranging from traditional methods of firing to vessels coated with flocking. From platters to sculpture, these works highlight the diversity of the ceramic medium and the artists who created them …

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Membership in the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art provides unique opportunities and sustains a lasting artistic legacy for future generations. Members receive exclusive invitations to exhibition previews and social events with featured artists to learn firsthand about their art and discuss art-making processes. Special discounts on museum publications and participation fees are also a benefit for members.

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Carol Fleming, United Forest, 2001