PERMANENT COLLECTIONS MISSION STATEMENT
The Pensacola Museum of Art at the University of West Florida stewards a growing collection of modern and contemporary art of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The permanent collection supports the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, and interpret objects of visual, cultural, and educational value to promote the understanding and appreciation of art and ideas to audiences in the Northwest Florida region and beyond. The research and display of the collection also aims to create dialogue between university and community audiences by engendering experiences of joy, discovery, and creativity through diverse perspectives, and the transdisciplinary interactions of art, culture, the humanities, science, and technology.
Included in the permanent collections are works by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Louise Nevelson, Ad Reinhardt, Lynda Benglis, Toulouse-Lautrec, Miriam Shapiro, Alexander Calder, Vivian Maier, Alex Katz, Wifredo Lam, and more.
New acquisitions to the collections, which includes gifts and purchases, are evaluated by the Collections Committee for quality, adherence to our mission, and the museum’s ability to properly care for the works as per museum standards for preservation and storage.
The American Alliance of Museums and the Internal Revenue Service prohibit museum staff from providing monetary valuations and appraisals. Local and/or regional services can be located through the American Society of Appraisals.
American Society of Appraisers, New York, NY.