The CU Art Museum owns a diverse array of American art, including 19th and 20th century paintings, drawings, prints, and photography, as well as contemporary art.
Significant 19th century works include the Hudson River School painter, Jasper Cropsey, and landscape painters George Inness and Charles Partridge Adams. American art also contains examples of early 20th century paintings by Ashcan School painter, John Sloan, and pioneering American modernist, Marsden Hartley. WPA-era art from Colorado and the southwest is also richly represented, including santos and bultos from the 1930s and examples of art from the Taos school.
The collection also contains a number of 19th century and modernist photographs by artists such as Paul Strand and Philippe Halsman, as well as a wide-array of contemporary works by American artists such as Sol LeWitt, Elizabeth Murray, and John Baldessari.