The museum is what I would expect of a regional art museum. Pieces by the "big name" artists are lesser known works. And, there are some specialty collections that appear to be estate donations. If you have a child or grandchild with an interest in art, this is a nice local place to take them. The museum serves as good introduction to determine whether you want to drive the two and a half hours to the Getty museums in LA.
But where the museum excels are some of its special exhibitions. A few years ago, they had a traveling exhibit of Degas bronzes. That exhibit could not have been matched at any one institution. On another occasion, we were able to see the Topkapi dagger displayed so that you could see the entire dagger and scabbard - something you could not see in Istanbul, because of the way the palace display is framed. And, there were a number of other pieces from the Topkapi Palace that you would otherwise have to visit in Istanbul. Thus, look at their website to determine whether a trip is worth your time
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