The Art of Remembering: A Selection of Gifts

August 26 - December 22, 2022

The permanent collection of the Palmer Museum of Art has grown significantly because of numerous patrons who have generously donated works of art since the founding of the museum in 1972. Nearly three-quarters of the 10,300 objects in the collection came to the museum as gifts, including works of art donated in memory of cherished family members, friends, alumni, colleagues, museum staff and volunteers, as well as university and community leaders. In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, this intimate exhibition brought together a selection of works on paper by 19th- and 20th-century European and American artists, each one a testament to the enduring memory of an individual life and evidence of art’s power to foster the act of remembering. 


Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art.