Edward Hopper, Barber Shop, 1931Oil on canvas, 60 x 78 inchesCollection Neuberger Museum of Ar...

In 1969, private art collector, philanthropist, and arts advocate Roy R. Neuberger promised 300 paintings and sculptures as the founding gift for a new museum that would be established to showcase visual arts education on a public college campus. Five years later, the Neuberger Museum of Art opened its doors at the heart of the emerging Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY) campus a few miles north of New York City.

Ever since, the NEU has been a center of teaching and learning—telling new stories and histories through art and supporting artists and the making of new art.

Over the decades, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 6,000 objects by artists including Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and Faith Ringgold. The works in our permanent collection belong to the citizens of New York. Alongside this collection, critically acclaimed special exhibitions draw local, regional, and international audiences to our galleries.

The Museum’s signature biannual award, the Roy R. Neuberger Prize, recognizes the work of exceptional contemporary artists, continuing our founding patron’s dedication to supporting artists early in their careers.

Tours, lectures, and programs engage our broad and diverse community. On any day, you can see adults, families, K-12 school children and their teachers, and Purchase College students, faculty, and staff enjoying the museum.

At the Neuberger, appreciating art is active and interactive. Here, students, scholars, artists, and art lovers find common ground to experiment, question, and grow.