The Neuberger Museum's permanent collection contains more than 6,000 works of contemporary, modern, and African art. The museum opened in 1974 with a core collection donated by collector, philanthropist, and arts advocate Roy R. Neuberger, containing important works by Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock.
The Neuberger Museum of Art is a center of teaching and learning for all stages of life. Experience exhibitions of modern, contemporary and African art from our permanent collection, critically acclaimed special exhibitions, and art-inspired events in our Philip Johnson-designed building at the heart of the Purchase College, SUNY campus in Westchester County, New York, and virtual programs that welcome speakers and guests from around the globe.
Since Roy R. Neuberger’s promised founding gift of 300 art objects grew to 950 works donated in total, the Museum’s collection has continued to grow to over 6,000 objects by well-known and beloved artists including Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock and Faith Ringgold.
Alongside these works are objects by exceptional contemporary artists. Our signature biannual award, the Roy R. Neuberger Prize, continues our founding patron’s dedication to supporting artists early in their careers.
At the Neuberger, appreciating art is active and interactive. Our exhibitions, tours, lectures, and programs engage a broad and diverse community. On any day, you can see adults, families, K-12 school children and their teachers, and Purchase College students, faculty, and staff enjoying the museum. Here, students, scholars, artists, and art lovers find common ground to experiment, question, and grow.
Edward Hopper, Barber Shop, 1931, Oil on canvas, 60 x 78 inches, Collection Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Gift of Roy R. Neuberger