EXPLORE THE MUSEUM
The Hartford-Tandstad Collection came to the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in 2014. The collection consists of approximately 200 works of art, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts, primarily dating from the late Renaissance through the 19th century.
A selection of works is housed in three permanent galleries focused on themes of Global Encounters, Approaching Nature, and Dialogues with Power. Additional works from the collection are featured in rotating exhibitions in the gallery dedicated to works on paper.
THE GRIFFIN FOUNDATION GALLERY
In addition to our permanent collection installations, the Gregory Allicar Museum installs 7-10 temporary rotating exhibitions each year. The Griffin Foundation, our largest gallery, is reserved to continue this important aspect of our programming, ranging from contemporary art exhibitions as part of our Critic and Artist Residency Series to important travelling exhibitions.
WORKS ON PAPER GALLERY
The Works on Paper Collection, likewise, features changing exhibitions primarily drawn from our permanent collection of drawings, prints and photographs.
NATIVE AMERICAN GALLERY
A growing area of our permanent collection, the Native American Collection features diverse works, primarily examples from the Pueblo cultures of the Southwest and cultures of the Northwest Coast.
Exhibitions introduce viewers to both traditional and contemporary artistic traditions and techniques, including, for example, the rich history of clay-fired Pueblo vessel-making as passed on from generation to generation.
Featuring key examples from the museum’s extensive collection of African Art this gallery highlights the creative diversity seen in the arts of the African continent. Not only are the arts of Africa visually diverse, spanning over 50 countries and thousands of cultures, but their functions and significance vary according to form and media.
In this gallery we examine diverse expressions ranging from masked performance arts used to connect the physical realm with the spiritual, to arts of adornment promoting social standing and identity, to contemporary visual expressions.
ROBERT W. HOFFERT LEARNING CENTER
Come enjoy the new Museum Living Room, the Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center, open from Tuesday to Saturday 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. A space for workshops, conferences, but also for your quiet reading and studying.