Collection

Comprising over 4,500 works of art, OCMA’s collection focuses on art produced during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by artists based in California and countries around the Pacific Rim. The museum’s major holdings include early and mid-century modernism, Bay Area Figuration, assemblage, California Light and Space, Pop Art, Minimalism, and installation art.

Rauschenberg, Robert

Rauschenberg, Robert

Furnished, n.d.

27-color / 27-run screenprint

53 x 84 inches

Gift of Barbara and Victor Klein, 2016.001.004

© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Ray, Charles

Ray, Charles

Self-Portrait, 1990

Mixed media

75 × 26 × 20 inches

Museum purchase, 1990.002

© Charles Ray

Ross-Ho, Amanda

Ross-Ho, Amanda

Peacock, 2007

Archival light jet print, edition 3 of 3

52 × 40 inches

Gift of David Hoberman, Los Angeles, 2009.008.002

© Amanda Ross-Ho

Rothenberg, Erika

Rothenberg, Erika

Love Story #2, 1994

Paper, aluminum, laser prints

8-1/2 x 21-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2016.004.012.a-e

© Erika Rothenberg

Ruby, Sterling

Ruby, Sterling

Monument Stalagmite/Fait Accompli, 2006

PVC, urethane, formica, and wood

160 × 48 × 72 inches

Gift of Lilly and Paul Merage, 2012.003.011

© Sterling Ruby

Ruscha, Ed

Ruscha, Ed

Annie, 1965

Oil on canvas

21-7/8 × 19-7/8 inches

Museum purchase with additional funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, 1978.011

© Ed Ruscha

Ruscha, Ed

Ruscha, Ed

Uncertain Frontier, 1987

Acrylic on canvas

22 × 80 inches

Commissioned by the Laguna Art Museum with funds provided by the Alice Van Camp Memorial Fund, LAM.1987.016

© Ed Ruscha

Saar, Betye

Saar, Betye

Miz Hannah’s Secret, 1975

Mixed media assemblage

3-1/2 × 11-1/2 × 8 inches

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Chanin, 2000.012

© Betye Saar

Schapiro, Miriam

Schapiro, Miriam

Arbor, 1967

Acrylic on canvas

80 × 72 inches

Gift of the artist, 1975.003

© Estate of Miriam Schapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Shi, Zhiying

Shi, Zhiying

Rock Carving of Thousand Buddhas, 2014-15

Oil on canvas

78-3/4 x 118-1/8 inches

Museum purchase with partial funds provided through gift from Stephen O. Lesser, 2015.004

© Shi Zhiying

Smith, Alexis

Smith, Alexis

Valedictorian, 1994

Mixed media collage, found objects on paper

33-3/4 x 26-7/8 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2015.003.007

© Alexis Smith

Smith, Alexis

Smith, Alexis

“The Promised Land” for Peggy (From Porgy & Bess), 1981

Mixed media

Dimensions variable

Museum purchase with additional funds provided through prior gift of the Sidney and Diana Avery Trust, Donald A. Collins, Mrs. Bea Gersh, William A. Graham IV, Mr. Felix Juda, Donald Judd, Newspace Gallery, Mrs. Harry Rathner, Donald L. Thal, and Mrs. W. Daniel Woodruff, 1983.006

© Alexis Smith

Stark, Linda

Stark, Linda

Candy Corn Weave, 1994

Oil on canvas on panel

8-1/4 x 9-1/8 inches

Gift of Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, 2016.004.017

© Linda Stark

Super Critical Mass

Super Critical Mass

Common Ground, 2017

Single-channel video color with sound

Variable

Museum purchase, 2017.007

© Super Critical Mass

Thater, Diana

Thater, Diana

Wicked Witch, 1996

3-lense video projectors, laserdisc player, CAV laserdisc, and existing architecture, edition 2 of 2

Dimensions variable

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge, 1999.016

© Diana Thater

Turrell, James

Turrell, James

Rondo, 1968-69

Shallow space construction

180 × 480 × 312 inches

Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Peter and Eileen Norton and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, 1989.007

© James Turrell

Valentine, DeWain

Valentine, DeWain

Pink Top, 1965

Color-impregnated polyester resin and fiberglass

55 × 76 × 76 inches

Gift of Herbert Hirsh from the estate of Pauline Hirsh, LAM.1988.018

© DeWain Valentine / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

Veca, Mark Dean

Veca, Mark Dean

Study for Pennybags II, 2012

India ink and acrylic on canvas

36 x 54 inches

Gift of Heather and Theodore Karatz, 2016.003

© Mark Dean Veca

Brown, Roger

Brown, Roger

In Circles, 1978

Oil on canvas

36-1/2 x 72 inches

Gift of Naomi Vine Milano and Albert and Victor Milano, 2016.006

© Roger Brown Estate

Bul, Lee

Bul, Lee

Supernova, 2000

Hand-cut polyurethane panels on aluminum armature with polyurethane coating

114-3/16 × 114-3/16 × 114-3/16 inches

Museum purchase, 2001.007

© Lee Bul

Burden, Chris

Burden, Chris

A Tale of Two Cities, 1981

Mixed media

144 × 480 × 360 inches

Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Ben C. Deane, 1987.002

Chris Burden: Extreme Measures (installation view), 2013; New Museum, New York, NY; Photo: Benoit Pailley

Celmins, Vija

Celmins, Vija

Eraser, 1967

Acrylic on balsa wood

6-5/8 × 20 × 3-1/8 inches

Gift of Avco Financial Services, Newport Beach, California, 1979.005

© Vija Celmins

Conner, Bruce

Conner, Bruce

BEDROOM, 1959

Mixed media assemblage

31 × 21 × 3-1/2 inches

Partial gift of Robert Shapazian and partial museum purchase, 1986.006

© Bruce Conner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York