The Ralph Hurst Collection
In 2004, TCC acquired the prestigious Ralph Hurst Collection through the generous donation of the late sculptor Ralph Hurst and his wife Jean. A gallery was built to house the collection adjacent to the lobby of the Fine & Performing Arts Center.
The Ralph Hurst Gallery showcases TCC's permanent collection, which highlights the career of Ralph Hurst and includes, in addition to his work, the work of other notable artists such as our own Ruth Deshaies and Roland Hockett. We have also created a Digital Library that can be accessed here.
Currently the gallery is undergoing a major renovation. The emphasis for this renovation will be to give students and patrons an understanding of how art is created. The spaces will explain, for example, “what is etching?”, “how are bronze sculptures cast?”, or “are oil and acrylic paints the same?” Work from the collection will illustrate the various media.