The museum's collection includes more than 3,000 objects, with strong holdings by Chicago and regional artists, strengths in North American and Latin American photography, WPA-era prints, contemporary and traditional West African objects, and Eastern European graphic arts.
Housed in a 15,000 square-foot building, four to six temporary exhibitions per year range from historical works to work by contemporary artists. Recent presentations include paintings, sculpture, printmaking and installation art, early twentieth-century photographs, and old master prints by such artists as Dürer, Cranach, Rembrandt and Goya.
Contemporary tapestries reference addiction, personal and family histories, Polish immigration, language, and more
Artwork from the last decade brings together the disciplines of painting and architecture
Handcrafted items subvert gendered associations using leather tooling, woodcarving, and airbrushing
Works utilizes satire to critique social and political issues