Since the founding of the museum in 1935, the permanent collection has grown to more than 8,000 objects with an emphasis in American art incuding works by Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper and Arthur Dove.
Additional strengths are art of the American West with 20 works by Charles Russell, a growing collection of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century glass, and a strong collection of Pre-Columbian art.
The museum building is surrounded by a sculpture garden.
Large oil paintings and miniature watercolors
A tribute to African American activists, scientists, teachers, performers and peacemakers