Roger Shimomura (b. 1939)

Japanese‑American; 1994

Enter the Rice Cooker

13‑color silkscreen on paper, edition 170/170

H. 42‑1/8 x W. 47‑1/8 inches (paper)

Gift of Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom, Given in Honor of Josine Starrels


Hung LIU (born 1948)

Chinese; 2012

Heart II

Mixed media

H. 60 x W. 41 inches

Gift of Artist Hung Liu and Trillium Graphics/David Salgado


Doris Lee (American, 1905-83)

The Wall of the Museum of Modern Art, ca. 1940

Oil on canvas, 46 x 54 inches

Gift of Steven Platzman & Julie Dowling and Joseph & Deborah Goldyne; 2017:27.1


Michael Schultheis (American, born 1967)

Arcs of Apollo 03, 2009

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Gift of the Estate of Richard E. Bartow; 2016:50.16


What’s New: Curatorial Conversations

June 01, 2019 to September 08, 2019

As a follow-up to 2018’s popular collections exhibition A Decade of Collecting, JSMA’s curators present newly acquired works as well as recent and planned gifts in honor of Jill Hartz. This special exhibition doesn’t just unveil many exciting recent acquisitions. We’ve installed these works to instigate thematic dialogues between cultures and across time, both for our own curatorial explorations and for you.

We invite you to explore such questions as: How might art be used to celebrate differences or entrench biases? Does language help us communicate or create confusion?  What meanings can be ascribed to the female body and do they change depending on their American, Asian, European, or Latin American contexts? Can the pull of religion remain powerful even when it is not your own or when treated with humor? What does it feel like to be made complicit in an act of war? Listen to the Guide-by-Cell conversations between our curators and hear what we are questioning and why.