Seeing the Collection comprises a selection of works from The University of Queensland's collection dating from the 19th and 20th centuries up to the present day. Contemporary artists represented in the current hang include Xiao Xian Liu, Tracey Moffatt, Robert Rooney, Judith Wright and Jeffrey Smart.

Pre 21st century works are represented by eminent Australian artists such as Rupert Bunny, E Phillips Fox and George W Lambert, along with Queensland artists Vida Lahey, Anne Alison Greene and sculptors Kathleen Shillam and Harold Parker.         
The history of the Art Museum dates from 1976, the same year that the Stuartholme-Behan Collection was received by the University on permanent loan. The University's collection has continued to grow through generous bequests, gifts and the patronage of the University's Alumni Association.