The Museum of Art and Archaeology contains objects from a wide range of cultures. The collection of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern art works and artifacts is especially strong, and there are significant holdings from ancient Egypt and Byzantium. In addition, the Museum has important collections in European and American art from the fifteenth century to the present, including a Samuel H. Kress Study Collection of European paintings. Asian, African, Ancient Americas, and Oceanic cultures are also well represented.

Our museum features works from diverse aesthetic and cultural origins encompassing over 6,000 years of human history on six continents. Our growing collection of more than 15,000 objects represents a wide range of materials used in the creation of art. We present our collections in exhibitions and programming as well as serve as a hub for research and exploration of art. For objects where rights are held by the Museum or not currently defended by the artist or estate (i.e., no rights claim advance or claims have expired, the Museum of Art and Archaeology will allow download at any applicable resolution based on a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-NC license. So, start exploring!

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The following sections highlight a fraction of the Museum’s holdings and we hope they give you a taste for what you will see in person.

A Nautilus cup, peeled lemon, and a meat pie with a roemer and other wine glasses on a partially draped table
Recent Acquisitions
Portrait Bust of the Emperor Hadrian as Diomedes
Antiquities Collection
Thomas Hart Benton
European and American Collection
Gold Medallion with Imitation Solidus in Center
Byzantine and Medieval Collection
Stele Showing Surya Surrounded by the Other Eleven Adityas and Flanked by Attendants and Wives
Asian Collection
Victor Brauner (Romanian, 1903–1966) Self-Portrait 1923 Oil on paper (84.8) Gift of Saul and Gladys Weinberg
Director's Favorites from the Vault
a piece from our Contemporary collection
Contemporary Collection
One of the casts
Cast Gallery
One of our Oceanic pieces
Oceanic Collection
Figurine of a Colima Dog
Ancient Americas Collection
Silver Tetradrachm of Lysimachos
Ancient Coins Collection
A piece of work from our African collection
African Collection

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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association