New to our American collection is the landmark portfolio Six American Etchings, which features the work of some of the most significant artists of the early 20th century.


Exciting contemporary acquisitions include Yinka Shonibare’s Girl Balancing Knowledge III, a sculpture the Museum commissioned from the artist in 2017. Like many of Shonibare’s works, it explores issues of identity and cultural authenticity in our post-colonial world. Other contemporary works by prominent artists–such as Mickalene Thomas and Kara Walker–offer powerful and diverse perspectives on the world today.


Recent additions build on the strength of our Art Nouveau holdings and our collection of Renaissance and Baroque art.


Thanks to generous gifts, our photography collection continues to grow exponentially over the years.


We strive and continue to collect and exhibit works by regional artists with a global impact.


We continue to refine and build our collection of textiles, which has long been supported through the generosity of area collectors. In 2017, a transfer from the American Textile History Museum brought 178 new works to the collection.