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.
The first major posthumous compendium of Braught's work
Explores how American artists use photographic portraits to understand their subjects, settings, and more
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