The Museum of Art holds a permanent collection of 1,700 works, including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. The collection emphasizes 19th- and 20th-century prints and drawings and includes nearly 200 Japanese woodblock prints. Annual exhibitions feature works from the permanent collection.
The second generation of Boston Expressionist artists is well represented in the permanent collection, and the historical art of New England is an area of strength, including works by Frank Benson, Mary B. Call, J. J. Enneking, Walter Gay, Gaston Lachaise, William Trost Richards, Abbott H. Thayer, and Charles Woodbury.
The museum is open according to the academic calendar.