Housed in a neo-classical structure built in 1978, selections from the museum's permanent collection of more than 37,000 works are rotated through seven galleries. Special exhibitions are displayed in four additional galleries.
The Museum is a teaching resource and the collection is comprehensive in nature, spanning the history of European, North American, and East Asian art.
Areas of special strength include medieval art; European and American paintings, sculpture and prints; photography; Japanese Edo-period painting and prints; 20th-century Chinese painting; and a collection of approximately 10,000 Native American, African, Latin American and Australian works.
Those objects not on view are available for scholarly examination by appointment.