Originated in 1913, the museum's permanent collection began with the purchase in 1915 of William Merritt Chase's painting, A Venetian Balcony. Since then, the collection has grown with a focus on 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century American art and includes colonial portraits, American landscape paintings, and American Impressionism. Other highlights include urban realist paintings from the ‘Ashcan School’, and a comprehensive holding of 19th- and 20th-century works on paper.
Artist creates work using natural materials from the prairie
Staged photographs of models, drapery, and household objects add to the dialogue around femininity and domesticity
Large-scale paintings created using firearms to explode paint cans, marking and marring the canvas
Chronicling a life’s daily journey and opening a window into the strength and fragility of life
Juried regional exhibition