The Permanent Collection of the Stark Galleries focuses on American paintings, prints, drawings and photographs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Some artists represented include Dawson Dawson-Watson, Julian Onderdonk, H.O. “Cowboy” Kelly, Peggy Bacon, Laura Gilpin, Charles Schorre and Dorothy Hood. Additionally, the Permanent Collection is home to sculpture and various other decorative arts. Visit our Student Picks page to see more information on specific works in the collection.
All prospective art donations or purchases undergo a rigorous selection process and must gain final approval from the President’s Advisory Committee on Art Policy before admittance into the Permanent Collection of the Stark Galleries. Criterion for acquisition include: clear ownership by prospective donor, aesthetic value of the art, historical significance and whether the art stands to enhance the Permanent Collection.
For more information about the Permanent Collection of the Stark Galleries, call (979)845-8501.