Our Art Collection presiding in Peoria, AZ
Our collection encourages understanding of unfamiliar regions of the world, their peoples, customs and artistic traditions.
Our Permanent Collection of international costume, fine art, and artifacts contains over 1,650 items from more than 75 countries and continues to be a primary focus of our exhibitions. This collection of ethnic dress, textiles and related artifacts as well as 300 + international fine art prints and works of regional and 20th century Arizona artists allows a broad range of exhibitions.
We strive to be relevant and responsive to our culturally diverse and growing community. Due to an abundance of representation, a special emphasis in our Ethnic Dress collection is given to Asia, Africa and Latin American cultures. Ethnographic Artifacts help to define and explain the nature of the cultures of our ethnic dress collection. Through display of ethnic dress, in all its diversity, our collection highlights the commonality of the human spirit.
Artists included in the International Fine Art Prints Collection are known to have participated in the printing process. Prints are hand-signed and numbered.
Arizona Artists having lived and worked in Arizona or had a major part of their career in Arizona include George Phippen, Fritz Scholder, John Dawson, and Ann Coe among the many additional Arizona Artists represented in the Collection.