The Miami University Art Museum holds a collection of approximately 17,000 works, ranging from art historical treasures such as works on paper by Rembrandt van Rijn and David Hockney, to paintings by Sir John Everett Millais and Hans Hofmann, sculpture by Hiram Powers and Louise Nevelson, to artifacts from the ancient world, ceramics, and textiles.
The collection is strong in the areas of 20th-century American prints, “op art” paintings, and Hopi pottery, as well as the most comprehensive privately assembled gathering of Leica cameras in the country. In addition, sculpture is on display in public spaces located throughout the Oxford campus.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, the Art Museum building is situated on three acres of scenic sculpture park grounds. It houses five galleries of temporary exhibitions and displays of the permanent collection.
17 prints explore Transcendentalist ideals of solitary adventure, exploration, and contemplation
17 images explore Middle America and the loss of identity
Works give a personal glimpse into definitions of sense of place