Recent Acquisition
Permanent Collection
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

“Mutu’s ‘The Seated III’ will change the face of the Modern. Like a divine presence presiding over the pond, this bronze goddess will shine on all who enter the museum, exuding a calm strength,” remarks Senior Curator Andrea Karnes.

A significant work by Wangechi Mutu, “The Seated III” is a large sculpture of a seated female figure entwined in bronze coils that has become part of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s permanent collection. The new work is on view in one of the Modern’s first-floor pavilion galleries.


Wangechi Mutu, The Seated III, 2019. Bronze. 82 7/8 × 37 3/4 × 33 3/4 inches. Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Friends of Art Endowment Fund and Museum purchase. © Wangechi Mutu

Image courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photography by Joseph Coscia, Jr., Imaging, The Metropolitan Museum of Art