The 41,000 square foot Nerman Museum, the largest contemporary art museum in the four state region, hosts sixteen temporary exhibitions annually and showcases the Museum’s Oppenheimer Collection.


The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is a department of Johnson County Community College, and as such, it is a public institution. The college funds the operations of the museum through its annual budget. Educational and exhibition programming, as well as acquisitions, are enhanced through museum memberships and private, corporate and public contributions and grants.

The Johnson County Community College elected Board of Trustees, referred to as the Board of Trustees, is the sole governing body of the college and of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. As such, the Board of Trustees, through its designated college staff, makes all decisions pertinent to museum policies and operations. The college staff, with input from the Advisory Board, decides the features, programs, and curricula for and the development of contemporary visual arts exhibitions, visual arts education programs, and permanent collection that take place in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and campus-wide art installation program.

Current members of the JCCC Board of Trustees:
Mr. Jon Stewart, Chairman
Mr. Don Weiss, Vice-Chair
Mr. Lynn Mitchelson, Treasurer
Ms. Melody Rayl, Secretary
Mr. Jerry Cook, Trustee
Mr. Bob Drummond, Trustee
Ms. Stephanie Sharp, Trustee

Current members of the Museum Advisory Board:
Jerry Baird
Shirley Brown-VanArsdale
Terry Calaway
Mary Cohen
Faye Davis
Emily Fowler Behrmann
Dorothy Friedrich
Adele Hall
Bruce Hartman
Bruce Harvey
Laddy Maisonet
Carl McCaffree
Larry Meeker
Candy Merrill
Jerome Nerman
Sue Nerman
Marti Oppenheimer
Tony Oppenheimer
Allison Smith
Stewart Stein
Jon Stewart
Larry Thomas
Dean Thompson
Susan Tinker
Tonya Witmer
Bill Zahner