Located on the campus of Lamar University, the Dishman Art Gallery exhibits student artwork as well as pieces from their permanent collection. In their permanent collection, the museum boasts the Eisenstadt Collection of Academic Painting and Decorative Arts, two named collections, the Nicklos Collection and the Petrutsas Collection, of non-Western art and artifacts, and a collection of modern and contemporary art acquired through both donation and capital acquisition. The Dishman also houses the complete Maudee Carron Papers and the Jerry Newman Papers, two artists significant to the historical fabric of Lamar University and the Golden Triangle region.
The Eisenstadt Collection is on permanent display inside the museum. Visitors can also view an original Charles Umlauf public sculpture, Icarus (1965), in the museum's front garden.
Lamar University's Dishman Art Museum
Free to visit
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.