Permanent Collection

The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Art Permanent Collection represents an impressive, decades-old collecting program that is noteworthy for its early attention to regional painters including Jim McCormick and Craig Sheppard. In addition to its collection of 19th and 20th century paintings, the collection is exceptionally strong in prints. Emeritus Professor Ed Martinez organized the collection of a number of print portfolios from major international printmakers to supplement a deep and diverse print collection that also includes examples of rare Japanese wood block prints, a who’s who of contemporary printmakers, and master prints dating as far back as the 16th century. African sculpture, marquetry furniture, glass, and ceramic sculpture round out an encyclopedic collection that represents the universal emphasis of this land-grant institution’s mission. University Galleries is beginning a 3-year program of re-cataloguing the collection in addition to beginning a conservation program. Meeting the needs of the current collection as well as planning for growth is enabled in part with the support of gifts to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation. http://giving.unr.edu/foundation.aspx.