REVEAL · Works from the Collection

In the first floor galleries, REVEAL is an exhibition of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection featuring 12 acquisitions which have not previously been on view. Additionally, a range of mediums and diverse expressions are highlighted.

Now numbering over 1,300 contemporary works of art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art permanent collection continues to grow annually – both in size and importance. REVEAL features numerous acquisitions which have not previously been in an exhibition. Additionally, a range of mediums and diverse expressions are highlighted.

It should be noted that much of the collection has been acquired through private funding – most especially, through the generous support of The Tony and Marti Oppenheimer Foundation, Los Angeles and the Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust, Overland Park. The museum’s biennial, Beyond Bounds fundraiser also serves as a critical funding source for extending the collection, along with other private gifts. REVEAL offers a glimpse of “new-to-view” works, and allows for new juxtapositions of long-held pieces.

One measure of the growing importance of the Nerman MoCA collection is the number of annual loan requests the museum receives from the major museums throughout the country and internationally. Currently the Nerman has confirmed (or pending) loans of art to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; the Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; the Portland Art Museum, OR; the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Such loans heighten the national profile of Johnson County Community College and considerably enhance the museum’s educational value.

In 2006, Johnson County Community College was named one of the “Big 10” universities or colleges in America for art on campus. The works exhibited within the museum, as well as those installed in Collection Focus Areas across the campus, further extend that remarkable legacy.

Artists Included in REVEAL
Norman Akers Bart Exposito Robert Lostutter Dustin Pevey
Chris Ballantyne Jeffrey Gibson Chris Martin Tim Rollins & K.O.S.
Mike Bayne Joanne Greenbaum Martin & Muñoz Allison Schulnik
Frank Big Bear,Jr. Rashawn Griffin Fannie Mann Dana Schutz
Karin Davie Lois Gutierrez Andrew Masullo Paul Anthony Smith
Lynn Davis Marc Handelman Jackie Nickerson Brian Tolle
Scott B. Davis Kirk Hayes Angel Otero Michael Vahrenwald
Tomory Dodge Carla Hemlock Bill Owens Ken Williamsh
Nicole Eisenman Jeremy Kost Ebony G. Patterson Andrzej Zielinski