Located in a Georgian Revival building under century-old oaks in Laurel's charming Historic District, the Museum houses collections of European and American art, Native American baskets, British Georgian silver, and Japanese woodblock prints, as well as an extensive art history library.
The museum's first gift, in 1923, was 494 Native American baskets, and that collection now numbers about 800 baskets.
19th- and 20th-century paintings include American artists Homer, Bierstadt, Inness, Kensett and Blakelock, Moran, Cassatt, Sloan, Twachtman and Sargent. The European Gallery features paintings by Millet, Corot and Breton, among others. The contemporary collection includes works by Romare Bearden, Marie Hull, Walter Anderson, Ida Kohlmeyer and other artists of national and regional renown.
Holdings also include 142 Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the 18th- and 19th-centuries; and 65 objects of English Georgian silver.