Works on Paper 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.


The works on paper area, located in the Carlsen Center (the campus performing arts building), features prints and unique works by Robert Rauschenburg, Claes Oldenburg, David Hockney and Carroll Dunham as well as a number of artists from the Kansas City area including Roger Shimomura, David Ford, Lester Goldman and Davin Watne. Retired JCCC faculty member Zigmunds Priede has work in the collection as well. This emphasis on local artists enhances the college’s dialogue with the community and creates a further link to the definition of public art.

– Dr. Allison Smith, JCCC associate professor and chair, art history