NSU Art Museum’s permanent collection contains more than 7,000 works, including the most celebrated and largest holdings in America by the post-war, avant-garde European Cobra artists, and the largest collection anywhere of works and archival materials by American painter William J. Glackens and his circle, including John Sloan, George Bellows, Maurice Prendergast, and Glackens’ wife Edith Dimock.
The museum recently received a significant promised gift of 100 works from the highly regarded contemporary art collection of David Horvitz and Francie Bishop Good. With an emphasis on the work of multi-cultural and women artists, this collection provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary art and includes numerous pivotal works in the artists’ careers. Among the artists represented are: Cecily Brown, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, Ana Mendieta, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Mickalene Thomas, and Kara Walker.
The museum’s extensive collection of Latin American and Cuban modern and contemporary art includes the important collection of works promised to the museum by Stanley and Pearl Goodman, including Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Wifredo Lam, Leonora Carrington, José Clemente Orozco, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, among others.
Key mid-twentieth century New York School artists are represented by the work of, among others, Philip Guston, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Frank Stella. Its holdings also include a significant collection of African and Oceanic Tribal Arts and art of the Americas.