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.

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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

Uelsmann, Jerry

Uelsmann, Jerry

Ansel, 1973

Gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Gift of the estate of Al Belson, photographer, 1997.008

© Jerry Uelsmann

Utterback, Camille

Utterback, Camille

Glimpse, 2012

Interactive installation: computer, Matrox TripleHead2Go, two firewire cameras and mounts, three tv flat screen monitors and mounts


Gift of Ann and Andrew Tisch, 2013.020

© Camille Utterback

Valdez, Patssi

Valdez, Patssi

Daisy Queen, 1992

Oil on canvas

48 x 36 inches

Gift of Victor Hugo Zayas, LAM.1994.002

© Patssi Valdez

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