"August 1957" (detail) 1966 by Frank Lobdell


The collection of the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation offers viewers the opportunity to see works by fascinating American artists who are usually left out of twentieth-century surveys. This foundation seeks out key Western American artworks that offer new twists on the story of twentieth-century American art. The core of the collection explores certain key art historical periods, as evidenced by healthy examples of Los Angeles Post-Surrealism, Santa Fe Transcendentalism, Bay Area Abstract Expressionism, and San Francisco Funk. Focusing on works made after the 1920s, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art has quickly become one of the most important repositories of modernist art made in the western U.S.