About the Trout Collection
The Trout Collection is an eclectic mix of over 150 museum-quality works of art, including American, European, Asian and African paintings, sculptures and other decorative objects, representing over 400 years of art history. Each work of art in the collection is an eyewitness to a time and place — near, far, past, or present.
The collection was assembled during the past 40 years by Dr. Monroe E. and Sandra Trout, who then gifted it to the Appleton Art Center (now the Trout Museum of Art) in 2010, along with a $1 million endowment to preserve, protect, and promote the collection. Their generosity allows us to have a permanent collection of the visual arts right here in Northeast Wisconsin.
Selections of the permanent collection rotate three to five times a year in the Spotlight on the Collection section at TMA.