The Mary Jo Brown Gallery displays selections of European paintings and sculptures from the late 19th to the mid-20th century by some of the most renowned artists of the time. Their works are marked by a new-found freedom prompted by a resistance to the conservative and restrictive art academies that dominated artistic taste. These works explore ideas about dreams and the inner mind, depict the human body with an expressive frankness, and showcase a personal iconography and individualized manner of creation.
The Kasser Mochary Art Foundation was established in 1968 by Alexander and Elisabeth Kasser along with their daughter Mary Mochary with the mission of inspiring and promoting appreciation of the fine arts. The primary focus of the Foundation is to lend significant works of art to regional museums from its holdings of important 19th and 20th century European and American art. The Foundation has representatives in Vienna, Austria; Montclair, New Jersey; and Tucson, Arizona.