The Museum’s permanent collection includes works created from antiquity to the present day by artists from around the world. It includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper (prints, drawings, photographs, and books), decorative arts, video, and multimedia installations. The Museum features four floors of galleries, with permanent collection installed on the lower level and 2nd and 3rd floors. Special exhibitions are shown on the main floor.
On the 3rd fl are works of art from Africa, America, and Europe created after 1800, curated around the theme of “Tradition and Transformation.”
The 2nd fl is dedicated to works from America, the Ancient World, and Europe created before 1800, on the theme of “Sacred and Secular.” Also on the 2nd floor is the Cunningham Center for Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
The main gallery on the lower level presents works created after 1950, including global contemporary art, as well as a gallery for Asian Art.
Exploring the “woman question,” an alternative view in 18th-century France
Artist's works consider whose bodies and whose stories matter
50 works on paper made by German, American, English, Scottish, and French artists
Video poking serious fun at the princess, youth, and domestic demands placed on girls and women
Historical and contemporary works probe multifaceted definitions of womanhood
Imaginary video exchange between artist and scientists questions how museums construct and narrate history
Tracing the unique histories of 20+ of the Museum’s most important works of African art
Exploring how new materials developed during WW II transformed the art of the 50s and 60s
Exploring the environmental impact of plastic and its use as an art material