Latino Art Collection
Selections from the Nerman Museum’s permanent collection are on display in several designated museum galleries and within various special exhibitions. With nearly 400 works of art on permanent display across campus, the college demonstrates the philosophy of “living with art” through a series of media focus areas designed to facilitate interaction with art on a daily basis.
Approximately 20 works of Latino art, comprised primarily of pottery from the town of Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua, Mexico, along with textile work by master weaver Irvin Trujillo, Chimayo, New Mexico, are on permanent view. The college collection contains numerous works by contemporary Latino artists, and many of these paintings, works on paper or photographs can be seen in existing campus collection focus areas or the museum. As we formed a substantial Mata Ortiz ceramic collection, we decided to initiate a new focus area devoted to contemporary Latino works in clay, textiles, basketry and other media.
– Bruce Hartman, executive director, Nerman Museum