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.
64 years of pottery known internationally for signature design and glazes of brown, blue, and jade.