Recent Acquisitions

There are nearly 6,000 works of art in the permanent collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum. It is a collection respected nationwide for its historically rigorous, imaginative and adventurous focus on American modern and contemporary art. The spirit that has shaped the collection since its inception in 1942, a spirit of supporting new and different directions in art since the turn of the twentieth century until now, continues to guide the substantive growth of the collection today.


Please note: Not all works of art or collections are on view at all times, particularly works from the Claribel and Etta Cone Collection and Lenoir C. Wright Collection. As we continue to digitize the nearly 6,000 objects in our collection, guests may view them online through our collection search.

Collection Highlights

Photo of View of Havana

Reginald Marsh (1898-1954)

View of Havana - 1931

Photo of Lost Hat

Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007)

Lost Hat - 1985

Photo of Untitled (yellow w/bird)

Amy Sillman (b. 1966)

Untitled (yellow w/bird) - 2007

Photo of Lunalilo

Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949)

Lunalilo - 2008