The Melton Legacy Collection at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) was generously donated by Ms. Suzanne Silvester owner of the Melton Art Reference Library in 2003. The collection came to UCO through the efforts of Dr. William Wallo, retired Professor of the Art. The Melton Legacy Collection is global in content and allows for the comparative study of artistic traditions from all continents. The collected works consist of 62 European and American paintings and drawings from the 16th through 20th centuries. Some of the masterpieces include works by the Studio of El Greco (Greek/Spanish, 1541-1614), Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640), Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926), Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Georges Rouault (French, 1871-1958), and Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944). Works in the Melton Legacy Collection represent historical movements and various artistic traditions including the Renaissance, Barbizon School, French Impressionism and Expressionism, and American Impressionism. Subject matter ranges from landscapes to seascapes and portraiture to still life.
The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes the university's main campus is located on the traditional lands of the Caddo and Wichita people.
Visit the UCO Land Acknowledgement website to learn more.