Collections

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Midwest Art – This collection reflects the diversity of Midwest art and includes works by American Regionalist masters Grant Wood, Marvin Cone and Thomas Hart Benton.

Haitian/Caribbean Folk Art – The largest public collection of Haitian art in the United States featuring colorful paintings, powerful metal sculpture and glittering beaded and sequined banners.

American Decorative Arts – A collection of exceptional works in clay, metal, fiber, glass and wood.

International Folk Art – An exciting collection including fine textiles, fetish objects and decorative items representing cultures from around the globe.

Public Art – A collection of monumental works spread across the greater City of Waterloo, works range from murals and mosaics to bigger than life sculptures

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