About Contemporary Art

Depending on who you ask, contemporary art can be defined a number of ways. While some suggest it is a result – and a rejection – of modern art, most agree that art created after World War II falls under the contemporary classification. The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is therefore a contemporary art museum, as we continue to focus primarily on art that has been created since our inception 60+ years ago (with an emphasis on living California – and Central Coast – artists.)

 

Please note that the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art does not provide artwork authentication or appraisal services. If you have something you would like authenticated or valued, you can try one of these sources:

  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Appraisers Association of America, Inc.
  • Art Dealers Association of America
  • National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America