About the Museum
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the campus of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas (a major suburb of metropolitan Kansas City). JCCC is one of the region’s major providers for the visual and performing arts (Carlsen Center). The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is an integral part of Johnson County Community College. As such, it is a public institution governed by the college and its publicly elected board of trustees (see Mission). The museum’s permanent collection comprises works gifted by Marti and Tony Oppenheimer and the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation, as well as gifts made possible by the Barton P. and Mary Davidson Cohen Charitable Trust. Art from Johnson County Community College’s permanent collection (acquired largely through JCCC’s annual acquisition fund) supplements the Oppenheimer and Cohen collections on view in the permanent collection galleries.