Schneider Museum of Art
The Permanent Collection
The museum's permanent collection originated from gifts donated to the university during the early stages of the museum's planning and development. Over time with the generous gifts from many collectors in the Rogue Valley, our multifaceted collection has grown to over 500 objects of art. The museum has tried to maintain as diverse a collection as possible with examples of various media, styles and cultures for exhibition and research. Our collection is most heavily focused on works on paper from the 20th century and beyond.
Our holdings also span the periods of time and represent various cultures from Pre-Columbian ceramics of Costa Rica, Medieval illuminated manuscripts and maps, and hand-colored Renaissance engravings from Europe along with nineteenth and twentieth century Northwest Native American baskets and carved and woven artifacts from New Guinea. Pieces in our collection include works from artists Mark Tobey, Nathan Oliveira, Joseph Raffael, native sons Jack McLarty and Charles Heaney, lithograph suites by William Hogarth (A Rake's Progress), Raphael Canogar, Bernard Buffet, the passionate David Alfaro Siqueiros, paintings by Alexander Calder, George Inness and noted art historian, Peter Seltz. The remainder of the collection is composed of contemporary ceramics, prints, drawings, watercolors and photography offering the spectrum of exploration by a diversity of artists.