Permanent Collection

The Meadows Museum of Art opened its doors in 1975, originally to house 350 paintings, watercolors and drawings of Indochina by the French Academic artist Jean Despujols, created between 1936-1938. Since that time, the permanent collection has grown to over 1,600 works reflecting a variety of world cultures and traditions, including the Stein Collection of Inuit Art, the Miller Collection of Haitian Art, and the Carlton Collection of African Art. Art by American Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Alfred Maurer, German Expressionist George Grosz, Mexican artists Emilio Amero and Rufino Tamayo, Louisiana artist Clyde Connell, and Texas Regionalist Don Brown also enhance its collection, as do ninety prints by William Hogarth, and "The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I" by Albrecht Durer. The collection is actively used by the Museum's staff and Centenary student interns to curate new exhibitions.