A teaching museum for the University and Twin Cities community, the museum presents an array of exhibitions and entertaining special events throughout the year. Art holdings are more than 17,000 works, features a stunning collection of American art from the first half of the 20th century -- including major works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Alfred Maurer - and a collection of contemporary art. The museum's 12,000 sq ft of space can be visited in about one hour. With teaching as its central mission, the museum utilizes the resources of a great research University, offering audiences access to new perspectives on art and culture. Housed since 1993 in a striking new stainless steel and brick building, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the museum serves a university community of more than 60,000, as well as the thriving cultural community of the Twin Cities and Minnesota. The collection features early 20th century American art, including the world's largest collection of works by Marsden Hartley and Alfred Maurer, as well as important pieces by their contemporaries Milton Avery, Lyonel Feininger, and Georgia O'Keefe. The museum's collection also includes contemporary art, traditional Korean furniture, and American, European, Asian, and ancient Native American ceramics.