The museum houses a collection of over 4,000 works of art, focusing on American painting, sculpture and ceramics; American and European works on paper; and photography.The collection is expanding to include Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, African, and East Asian art.
Organized around the instructions submitted by artists, 27 instructional works selected from a list of 250, all of which are featured in the book "do it the compendium"
Student (K-8) artwork in varying techniques and styles
Student (grades 9-12) artwork from Michigan-area counties
Works by local artists from 14 counties
Earely 20th-century images of Japan’s people and natural beauty designed for the international market
Works from the leading artists of the mid-twentieth century
Tissue paper works imbued with the vigor of moving energy
Artists express peace, wisdom, beauty, science, and more through their brushwork
Showcases contemporary works by artists of African descent