The collection of American art includes paintings by Bierstadt, Robert Henri, Inness, Georgia O'Keeffe, Thomas Sully and Whistler. Among the works on paper are images by Romare Bearden, Calder, Cassatt, Walker Evans, John Marin, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. Sculptors represented include Paul Manship, Elizabeth Catlett Mora, among others. American Indian baskets and southeast outsider-art add to the holdings.
Mississippi artists include late-19th-century painter G. Ruger Donoho, photographer/writer Eudora Welty, outsider artists, and contemporary Mississippi natives. Mississippi's artistic heritage is noted by more than 280 works by William Hollingsworth, and the quilting traditions of Claiborne and Jefferson Counties in Mississippi are represented in a collection of 77 quilts.
Rounding out the collection are Pre-Columbian ceramics; British 19th-century portraits, with examples by Thomas Lawrence and Thomas Sully; and European prints, notably by Rembrandt, Picasso, Miró, Chagall.
Explores the rich historical roots and powerful contemporary presence of a relatively unstudied art form
65 objects show how Gibson draws upon his Native American heritage
Artists affected by historical gender norms, educational barriers, race, regionalism, suffrage, and modernism...
Quilts, mixed media, and installations explore color, pattern, size, traditional and experimental quilting techniques
64 years of pottery known internationally for signature design and glazes of brown, blue, and jade.
Iconic painting from the Civil Rights era
Represents the collective visions of renowned Southern artists as a sampling of the South’s rich artistic legacy
Provides perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement
Includes more than 150 authentic and scarce 18th-century figures
Showcases the diversity of expression in contemporary Chickasaw art