Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection

The Permanent Collection at the Martin Museum of Art is comprised of approximately 1500 artworks generously donated by artists, collectors, and corporations, or purchased with acquisition funds. The Martin Museum collects artwork for the purpose of supporting the academic and artistic scholarship of its students and faculty and to further the enjoyment and understanding of art throughout Waco and Central Texas.

The Permanent Collection features illuminated manuscripts from as early as the 13th century, European printmaking, 19th-century Japanese woodcut prints, Modern and Contemporary American Art, and more.

The Martin Museum's most recent acquisitions include works by American photographers Imogen Cunningham and Lorna Simpson.



Fanny Palmer, American Autumn Fruits, 1865
Fanny Palmer, American Autumn Fruits, 1865
Michael Frary, <i>Still Life with Platter</i>, 1952
Michael Frary, Still Life with Platter, 1952
Albrecht Durer, <i>Joachia and the Angel</i>, 1511
Albrecht Durer, Joachia and the Angel, 1511
Yoshu Chikanobu, Women, 19th Century
Yoshu Chikanobu, Women, 19th Century
Honore Daumier, Les Gens De Justice, 1845-48
Honore Daumier, Les Gens De Justice, 1845-48
Robert Cruikshank, A Loyal Glee, 1819
Robert Cruikshank, A Loyal Glee, 1819
John James Audubon, Black-Bellied Darter, 1836
John James Audubon, Black-Bellied Darter, 1836
Anning R. Bell, Herodias, 1895
Anning R. Bell, Herodias, 1895
Attributed to Peter Paul Rubens, Helena Forman, 1783
Attributed to Peter Paul Rubens, Helena Forman, 1783
Utagawa Hiroshige, View of Imaki Point from Maizaka, Fifty-Three Stations, 19th Century
Utagawa Hiroshige, View of Imaki Point from Maizaka, Fifty-Three Stations, 19th Century
William Strang, Tinkers, 1882
William Strang, Tinkers, 1882
John Gould, Calothorax Mulsanti, 19th Century
John Gould, Calothorax Mulsanti, 19th Century
Plate 26, Becker's Augusteum, 1804
Plate 26, Becker's Augusteum, 1804