Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College originally held 350 paintings, watercolors and drawings of Indochina created between 1936-1938 by the French Academic artist Jean Despujols. Since then, the collection has grown to more than 1,600 works
Holdings represent numerous cultures and traditions, including Inuit art, Haitian art, and African art. Also works by American Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Alfred Maurer; German Expressionist George Grosz; Mexican artists Emilio Amero and Rufino Tamayo; Louisiana artist Clyde Connell; and Texas Regionalist Don Brown; plus 90 prints by William Hogarth, and The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I, by Albrecht Durer.
The collection is actively used by the Museum's staff and Centenary student interns to curate temporary exhibitions. The special-exhibition schedule coincides with the academic year.