The QCC Art Gallery’s permanent collection focuses on the preservation and of traditional cultural objects from Africa and works of contemporary art. It is available for viewing upon request and especially utilized by the Gallery and Museum studies program as well as students of sociology, urban studies, gender studies, psychology and history. Exhibitions are developed in conjunction with the collection, promoting engagement through the Gallery’s resources.
Most recognized for African Art, the Gallery’s permanent collection also consists of fine examples of traditional Pre-Columbian objects, Asian ceramics, and American post-war art, including paintings, works on paper and photography. Included are works of such celebrated artists as Miriam Beerman, Kathy Caraccio, Marta Chilindron, Eduardo Costa, Carol Feuerman, John Hultberg, André Girard, Elsa Goldsmith, Louise Nevelson, Richard Pousette-Dart, Martin Rosenthal, Albert Terris, and numerous others. The extensive photography collection includes works by Jules Allen, John Coplans, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Marks, and Man Ray.