Art Collection

The museum acquires works of art that are of historical and contemporary significance to the northwest region and the State of Washington, particularly to eastern Washington and the Inland Northwest.

The museum’s art collection currently numbers over 2,000 pieces and includes works by 19th and 20th century northwest artists.  The collection reflects an emphasis on mid-20th century works on paper, especially those associated with the WPA and the Spokane Art Center, as well as contemporary works by native artists. 

A sampling of items is currently on display in the Secret Life of an Artifact.