Collections

Pigment Collection Colors All Aspects of the Museums

Only a small portion of our famous Forbes Pigment Collection is on display. But its influence is felt throughout the museums every day.

Global Displacement at the Center of Crossing Lines, Constructing Home

Our new exhibition—featuring important contemporary works from our collections—explores issues around displacement and belonging.

Clarity on Homer’s Brush Harrow

Paintings conservation fellow Anne Schaffer shares how a simple treatment revealed a critical detail in Winslow Homer’s The Brush Harrow.

By Anne Schaffer

In Gallery Talks, Creativity and Collaboration on Display

From “Introduction to the Dark Arts” to “Red, White, and Blue,” unconventional gallery talks showcase our fellows’ creativity.

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home — An Introduction

In this video, curators Makeda Best and Mary Schneider Enriquez introduce our new special exhibition.

Truth or Fiction? Homer as Witness

Our exhibition Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, drawn almost entirely from the permanent collections, links seemingly disparate chapters of the American artist’s career.

In the Galleries with Our Chief Curator

Chief curator Soyoung Lee shares some of her favorite objects and a few projects she’s excited about.

Creating Art, Amid the Art

Visitors of all ages are welcome to sketch in the galleries. Find out the stories behind some of the works they’ve created.

By Allyson Tompkins

Light Prop for an Electric Stage: Past and Present

Watch as curators Lynette Roth and Melissa Venator explain the fascinating history and lively presence of László Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage.

Drawn to Art Reproduction

A curious drawing by Edouard Manet provided graduate student Sarah Mirseyedi with a rich and rewarding avenue of research—as well as inspiration for a Materials Lab workshop.

By Sarah Mirseyedi