Regional artists are well represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. American artists with Alabama ties include Richmond Burton, William Christenberry, Gerald Hayes, Nall Hollis, David Parrish and Stephen Rolfe Powell. The Museum’s commitment to building a regionally significant collection is also affirmed by the growth of its Southern photography collection, which now includes over 200 prints, and by regular acquisitions from the recurring Red Clay Survey and Encounters exhibitions, featuring work by regional contemporary artists.