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Our Collection

Explore the PMA's permanent collection of artwork.

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. 

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. 

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.  

Collections Committee

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