The only piece of art on permanent exhibition is the building itself.. In Short From Picasso's "Guernica" in 1940 to Mapplethorpe's photos in 1990, the Contemporary Arts Center has consistantly challenged the artisitic community. Experiential installations using lights, sounds, and even high-speed winds are designed to stimulate--if not assault--the senses. The building itself is a work of art all its own. With the "urban carpet" and glass-enclosed lobby, boundaries are dissolved: sidewalk becomes museum floor, floor curves into wall, and the building itself seems to float on the air.