The Museum's collection of more than 65,000 works spans 6,000 years.
The collection includes the ancient art of Egypt, Greece, and Rome; Near and Far Eastern art; art of Africa; art of the Americas; costume and textiles; works on paper; paintings and sculpture; decorative arts; and contemporary art. Of note is the only collection of ancient Nabataean art outside of Jordan; a renowned collection of old master prints; and a group of European and American portrait miniatures.
Paintings include works by European masters such as Titian, van Dyck, Hals, Rubens, and Gainsborough, and 19th- and 20th-century works by Picasso, Renoir, Derain, Braque, Modigliani, Miró, and Chagall. The American collection holds works by Copley, Cole, Harnett, Wyeth, Wood, Hopper, Diebenkorn, and Rothko, as well as major artists from the 1970s and 1980s.
In addition to displaying its own collection, the Art Museum hosts several temporary national and international exhibitions each year.