A collecting institution, MMoFA displays works of art by nationally- and internationally-recognized visual artists.
The European collection includes work by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, and Old Masters, while examples of American art include works by Joseph Leyendecker, Marguerite Wildenhain, George Wharton Edwards, William McVey, and James Abbott McNeil Whistler.
The museum holds works by Georgia artists including David Driskell, Joseph Perrin, Gary Hudson, and Henry Ransom, as well as contemporary art created by artists born outside the US, featuring Korean-born J.C. Seo, Nigerian-born Kanayo Ede, Iranian-born Bahar Beharani, and Russian-born Simon Sholnick.
Notable is the collection of African stone sculptures created by the founding fathers of the Shona sculpture movement, whih toured the US in a 1968 exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The charming stone "creatures" fuse animal and human features in a unique art form.
50 original works from the Studio Art Advanced Placement Program
Portraits of prominant Civil War personalities from the south