(American, b. Japan, 1937)King Tige, 1975Acrylic on canvas
(American, 1928-2011)Trespass, 1974Acrylic on canvas
(American, b. 1937)Papers, 1971Gunpowder and pastel on paper
(American, 1923-1993)Large Bright Blue, 1980Spitbite aquatint
(American, b. 1938)Fire Eater, Paris, from the portfolio The French, 1969 (printed 1980)Dye transfer print
(American, b. 1951)Inside Out, circa 1980'sOil on canvas
(American, b. 1954)Untitled (Hair), 1990Lithograph in 2 colors
(American b. 1962)Thread Drawing 25, 2013Ravon thread on cotton mat board
(American, b. 1969)Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005Offset lithography and silkscreen
(American, b. 1941)Cathedral Violet Chandelier, 1999Glass
(American, b. 1940)Lyle, 2003149-color silkscreen
(American, 1915-1991)Orange Rectangle and Black, 1976Acrylic on paper
(American, b. 1949)Species Tulips and Columbines, 2013Oil, acrylic and palladium leaf on canvas
(American, b. 1954)Untitled, 1984Glazed stoneware
(American, b. 1948)Dead Animals No.1, from the series Desert Cantos, 1987Vintage color coupler print
(American, 1922-2002)Alegria, 2000Wood-fired stoneware
(American, b. 1944)Hoof, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1980Gold chloride-toned contact print
(American, b. 1941)Middle May, 1997Oil on canvas
(American, b. 1952)New Elemental Dawn, 1991Woodcut
Betty Woodman (American, b. 1930)East/West Triptych, 2000Glazed earthenware
The Daum collection was established by Dr. Harold F. Daum, who offered his personal collection of roughly 200 paintings and ceramics to State Fair Community College in 1999 to form the nucleus of a museum of contemporary art.
This thoughtful grouping of paintings by renowned artists such as Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Poons, and Gene Davis, and abstract sculptural ceramics by the likes of Peter Voulkos, Jim Leedy, Jun Kaneko, and Ken Ferguson still constitute the museum’s core holdings.
Through ongoing, generous donations from Dr. Daum and other patrons, and judicious purchases with funds from an endowment for acquisitions, the museum’s permanent collection has grown to encompass more than 1,500 artworks by some of the most highly regarded artists of the past 50 years, including Pop art practitioners, Color Field painters, Neo-Expressionists of the 1980s and 1990s, and artists of diverse practices who have emerged during the last 20 years.