Harvard's filing for the proposed art center at 224 Western Ave tell us it "will house galleries primarily for the exhibition of modern and contemporary art." But what is "modern and contemporary art"? It can be controversial and obscene photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe or paint drips by Jackson Pollack. As this imporant project moves forward it will be important to understand the type of art that Harvard plans to display in Allston and what art people in Allston would like to see here. I went to the Harvard "Collections Online" website but there is not a single piece of 20th century art listed!
These are some pieces of modern art I saw on a trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum.