Student Collection

Selections from the Nerman Museum’s permanent collection are on display in 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.


Numerous JCCC graduates have become professional artists in Kansas City, across the nation and abroad. The museum has a growing collection of dozens of works of art by students. A selection of ceramic work is on view in the Olathe Healthcare Education Center. Every 4-8 weeks, professors in the fine arts department organize temporary exhibitions of student work from selected classes and display the work in the Student Gallery located on the 3rd floor of the Student Center. There are also student artworks on temporary display in the Arts and Technology Building and in the Library, where Graphic Design classes are held.