College of Fine Arts and Design

Legacy Collection

The Melton Legacy Collection contains more than sixty paintings and drawings which present an impressive survey of the last five hundred years of European and American art. The collection’s earliest works offer examples from the 16th century Spanish and Flemish schools of El Greco and Peter Paul Reubens. The centerpiece of the collection is an oil painting by Thomas Moran completed in 1897, from his famous Venice series, "Venice at Sunset."

 The University would like to extend special acknowledgment to Howard and Merle Melton whose gracious gift of the Melton Legacy Collection is most appreciated. We wish to thank Mrs. Suzanne Silvester for her generosity in bringing the collection to the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Central Oklahoma.