Founded in 1876, the permanent collections of the Art Museum include more than 18,000 works of art, decorative art, and visual culture from around the world and through time. Particular strengths are ancient Mediterranean art and artifacts, paintings, sculpture, and decorative art from Europe and the United States, and modern and global contemporary art. Categories of significant depth include photography, glass, ceramics, prints and drawings, and numismatics. Notable are the 200 Japanese netsuke, and nearly 400 objects of European silver and Chinese snuff bottles.
The Art Museum's subsidiary, the Skinner Museum, is open May-October only. Housed in an historic building, the collection comprises nearly 7,000 objects, ranging across minerals and fossils, early lighting, rare books and documents, furniture, maritime items, artifacts from Oceanic cultures, firearms, glass and ceramics, Native American objects, and more.
Four iconic mirror-themed works that span Jonas’s prolific career
10 etchings explore ideas about race, identity, and love
Explores five broad themes considered by classes at the Museum from a range of disciplines
Works challenge deeply ingrained popular concepts of Native Americans
Photographs consider themes of transformation, intimacy, identity, and reality
9 works by 19th- and 20th-century African American artists preserves a rich cultural heritage
Photographs before, during, and after 3 devastating campus fires reconstruct daily life and what was lost