The JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection is a significant collection of unique contemporary abstract works on paper. Over 400 international early to mid-career artists are represented in the collection. While the collection can largely be characterized as abstract, there are exceptions yielding to figuration and the narrative. Paper is the essential element of the collection. Key works from the collection, including a piece by Tom Phillips, will be showcased in the exhibition Word Dance: Selections from the Collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey at Denver Art Museum.