There are nearly 7,000 works of art in the permanent collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum. It is a collection respected both nationally and internationally for its historically rigorous, imaginative, and adventurous focus on modern and contemporary art. The spirit that has shaped the collection since its inception in 1941, 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.
(United States, born 1970)
Paket (detail), 2016, Antique Japanese futonji, silk, cotton, assorted textiles, acrylic, gold leaf, and polystyrene, 72 x 37 in. Benefactors Choice Purchase, 2018.
(United States, born China, 1948)
Olympia Triptych (detail), 2015, wood, metal leaf, digital transparencies, resin, and hand-painting with lithography ink, 41 x 95 in. Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Gift of Dr. Lenoir C. Wright, 2018.
(United States, born 1960)
Tickler (detail), 2012, acrylic and glitter on canvas, 40 x 28 in. Benefactors Choice Purchase, 2017.
(United States, born Japan, 1979)
Untitled #3, (detail) from the series ChimaTEK, 2014, mixed media collage on paper, 45 5/8 x 32 3/4 in. Museum purchase with funds from the Dillard Fund for the Dillard Collection, 2017.
(Colombia, born 1982)
Aminata Linnaea (detail), 2013, mixed media on canvas, 80 x 96 in. Museum purchase with funds from the Weatherspoon Art Museum Acquisition Endowment for the Dillard Collection, 2017.
(United States, 1880–1946)
Lehigh Water Tower (detail), 1938, watercolor and ink on paper, 7 x 5 in. Museum purchase with funds from the Mary Alice Rose Wildman Art Acquisitions Fund in honor of her children, Mary Rose Wildman Czysz and John Wildman, 2017.
(Ghana, born 1944)
Paper and Gold (detail), 2017, pigment inkjet print with hand-cut edges, printed and hand-sculpted aluminum collage, and copper wire, Edition 11/30, 20 x 20 x 1 in. Museum purchase with funds from the Frances Stern Loewenstein Acquisition Endowment, 2017.
(United States, born 1955)
Untitled (Missing Doses, 3 Opioid Addiction, 1 ADHD) (detail), 2018, urethane paint on wood, 42 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. Purchased with funds from the Lynn Richardson Prickett Endowment and the Burlington Industries Endowment, 2019.