Art Gallery Collections
Beginning with Anna C. Hoyt’s generous donation of 105 Old Master and modern prints over 50 years ago, the collection has grown and now totals nearly 8,000 works from diverse cultures. With particular strengths in East Asian art (the Harold P. Stern Collection, the Chauncey P. Lowe Collection, and the Herman D. Doochin Collection;) European Old Master paintings (the Samuel H. Kress Collection;) Barbizon school paintings; and African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian art and artifacts from the Marjorie and Leon Marlowe Collection, only a small portion of the the Gallery collections are exhibited at one time. The Gallery presents three to four exhibitions annually. Presently, there is no gallery dedicated to the permanent collection.
The Gallery continues to build and diversify the collection. Recent acquisitions include many works from the global South, especially those by Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara. Works by photographer Adger Cowans, musician Dr. Yusef Lateef and printmaker Emily Arthur were exhibited in New Art, New Directions during 2022-2023. Other important works include John Chamberlain's large sculpture, mixed media work by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and recent prints by Lesley Dill and Allison Saar.