The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s collecting mission and its sacred trust is to ensure the preservation and interpretation of artworks significant to the Central Coast and all of California. Moreover, the Permanent Collection aims to define the role of artists important to the county and region, with equal emphasis on contemporary and historical art.
The Collection, officially established in 1998, owes much to the late volunteer curator Arne Nybak, who supported art through his hard work and personal fortune, pioneering collection methods still in use today.
You can support the Permanent Collection by adopting a painting for $250. Your family name will be listed with the artwork when it is on display, and you will preserve it in the tradition of Arne Nybak.