The College of Wooster Art Museum’s permanent collections include prints, ancient pottery, ethnographic materials, and contemporary art.
The largest single collection is the John Taylor Arms Print Collection—a gift from Ward M. and Mariam C. Canaday in 1968—that includes over 5,000 prints and drawings. Some of the artists represented in this collection are Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Isabel Bishop, Martin Lewis, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Albrecht Dürer, Käthe Kollwitz, and Félix Bracquemond.
Other permanent collections are the William C. Mithoefer Collection of African Art, Middle Eastern pottery, and Chinese and Japanese art.
Objects in the permanent collections are available for study by students, faculty, and scholars, and are available for both individual and classroom use. Collection objects are also utilized to support course-embedded exhibition projects such as The Performative in African Art (.pdf) and Lasting Impressions: Print Technique and Process (.pdf).
For more information about the collections or to make an appointment to view an object, please call 330-263-2290 or 330-263-2388.