About the Permanent Collection

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The museum’s collection represents more than three hundred artists, spans two hundred years of history, and includes over five thousand works of art that tell the story of the American experience. Artists include H. H. Bennett, Beth Lipman, Truman Lowe, Rosemary Ollison, Edward Steichen, Tom Uttech, John Wilde, Frank Lloyd Wright, to mention just a few.

With a growing interest in the art and artists of our time, MOWA’s contemporary collection has more than doubled in the last decade with major acquisitions in painting, photography, and studio glass. As MOWA continues to expand and diversify its holdings, the museum is committed to actively collecting work by contemporary artists with a special focus on underrepresented communities.

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Our Artists

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The Artist Index includes over three hundred artists currently represented in the MOWA collection.

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