Painting 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 Painting Collection includes over 500 objects, ranging from abstract compositions intended to evoke various ideas and emotions in each viewer, to representational interpretations of an event, an object, a place or a character. Contemporary artists explore possibilities with paint, shape, line, color and texture, and mixed media, while others investigate traditional genres of still life, portraiture, or landscape.