The PMA Collection
The Pensacola Museum of Art stewards a growing collection of modern and contemporary art from the 19th century to the present. As a museum in the public trust, our collection is an important community resource for research, scholarship, and artistic inspiration. We continue to grow our holdings through generous gifts and strategic purchases that allow us to tell a more complete story of the history of art. Please contact us to learn more about our collection or to schedule a research appointment at the museum.
Jules Chéret (French, 1836-1932) / Folies-Bergère / La Loïe Fuller / 1893 / lithograph / Museum Purchase, 2018 (2018.10)
Nahum Tschacbasov (American, born Russia, 1899-1984) / Head of a Woman / 1947 / etching / Gift of the artist, 1966 (1966.54)
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858) / Fujikawa / woodblock print / 1855 / Museum purchase, 2019 (2019.10)
Clementine Hunter (American, 1887-1988) / Yellow Bowl of Flowers / 1962 / oil on canvas board / Gift of Robert F. Ryan, M.D., 2001 (2001.03)
Kyohei Inukai (American, 1913-1985) / TRF VII / 1970 / screenprint / Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dorsky, 1973 (1973.09)
Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), 1879–1973) / Vitality-Yvette Guilbert / 1913 / dichromate on tissue / Museum purchase, 2018 (2018.09)
Phillip Guston (American (born Canada), 1913-1980) / The Street / 1970 / lithograph / Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dorsky, 1973 (1973.07)
William Nell / Portrait of a Seated Woman / ca. 1930 / oil on canvas / Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fredric G. Levin and Mr. and Mrs. Lefferts L. Mabie, Jr., 1995 (1995.01.20)
Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) / Composition / mid-20th century / gouache on paper / Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Askin, 1964 (1964.01)
The Nettles Family Collection
Mrs. Victoria Nettles, an avid collector of antique art glass, collected both European and American works. Her gift to the museum includes several pieces by Louis Comfort Tiffany, famed for his invention of iridescent favrile glass. The Nettles Collection also boasts signed pieces by Frederick Carder of Steuben glassworks and a number of excellent European examples from the French studios of Baccarat, Daum, Galle, and Lalique, as well as the Austrian studio of Loetz.
Union Glass Company / Kew Blas Vase / early 20th century / glass / Gift of Victoria C. and William J. Nettles, 1985 (1985.01.13)
Baccarat Glasshouse / Amberina Cologne Bottle with Stopper / early 20th century / glass / Gift of Victoria C. and William J. Nettles, 1985 (1985.01.23)
Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933) / Finger Bowl and Saucer / early 20th century / favrile glass / Gift of Victoria C. and William J. Nettles, 1985 (1985.01.03 a,b)
The Levandowsky Collection
During the 1950s, agronomist Daniel Levandowsky worked in Liberia, Africa for the Firestone Corporation. His duties often led him to some of the more remote villages of the country, and his interest in the people he encountered initiated his collection and preservation of 3,000 objects and artifacts. The Pensacola Museum of Art was gifted 43 pieces from the Levandowsky Collection in the 1990s, including masks and miniature masks from the early 20th century and a variety of ritualistic and utilitarian objects.
Ivory Coast / Baule Mask / 20th century / wood / The Levandowsky Collection, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1993 (1993.08.08)
Liberia / Dan Miniature Passport Mask / 20th century / wood, shell, fiber / The Levandowsky Collection, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1995 (1995.02.17)
Ivory Coast / Guro People Face Mask / 20th century / wood / The Levandowsky Collection, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1995 (1994.02.02)
New acquisitions to the collections, which include gifts and purchases, are evaluated by the Collections Committee for quality, adherence to our mission, and the museum’s ability to properly care for the works as per museum standards for preservation and storage.
2021 Committee Meeting Dates:
• May 12 @ 4:00-5:00pm
• July 14 @ 4:00-5:00pm
• September 8 @ 4:00-5:00pm