CMA Receives Gift of Contemporary Artworks by Agnes Gund

Five important contemporary artworks––an early Brice Marden painting, a work by African American artist Robert Colescott, a monumental sculpture by Claes Oldenburg, a mixed-media work by Donald Sultan, and an Abstract Expressionist pastel drawing by Adja Yunkers––constitute a generous gift from Agnes Gund, a tremendous supporter of the Cleveland Museum of Art and a visionary collector of contemporary art.

Check out the five works below. Oldenburg's Standing Mitt with Ball is on view now in the atrium, while Colescott's Tea for Two (1980) is on view now in the contemporary galleries.

Sea Painting I, 1973–74. Brice Marden (American, b. 1938). Oil and wax on canvas; 182.8 x 137.2 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art

Tea for Two (The Collector), 1980. Robert Colescott (American, 1925–2009). Acrylic on canvas; 215.5 x 185 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art

Standing Mitt with Ball, 1973. Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929). Steel, lead, and wood; 210.8 x 241.2 x 388.4 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art


Forest Fire, January 5, 1984, 1984. Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951). Latex, plaster, and tar on vinyl tile over Masonite; 243.8 x 243.8 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art


Sestina II, 1958. Adja Yunkers (American, born Latvia, 1900–1984). Pastel on paper; 168.2 x 121.9 cm. Cleveland Museum of Art

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