Art

Native American Pottery Collection:

From modern era to prehistoric, our collection of Southwest pottery, baskets and statues is fascinating.

African Collection:

19th and 20th century jewelry, gourd pots and helmets, weapons, art, musical instruments and bellows are among our collection of African artifacts, mostly collected by Brethren missionaries to Africa from McPherson.

Chinese Collection:

19th and 20th century women’s shoes, jewelry, vases, stuffed toys, and an extensive snuff bottle collection are just a few of the artifacts in the Chinese collection. Our Chinese artifacts were mostly collected by Brethren missionaries to China from McPherson.

Fine Art:

The Museum’s collection includes original pieces from various artists, including a healthy collection of Birger Sandzen prints, lithographs, and oils.

Folk Art:

Among the Museum’s folk art collection is possibly the largest existing collection of Anna Larkin carvings. Larkin was reportedly once the court sculptor for the king of Sweden prior to her divorce and move to the United States. She was a McPherson resident for many years.

Textiles:

The Museum’s collection of quilts and coverlets currently numbers over 70 and includes patterns of many varieties, some dating back at least 150 years.