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American Art

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

The American collection includes painting, sculpture and works on paper made in the United States from the 18th century through World War II.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
Collection ranges from 18th- and 19th-century masters Benjamin West, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Mary Cassatt, to modern and contemporary artists including Charles Demuth, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, Mickalene Thomas, Andy Warhol, and Kehinde Wiley.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Search their online database on American Art using the curatorial department feature. 

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)
An unparalleled record of the American experience capturing the aspirations, character, and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.

St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM)
The Saint Louis Art Museum holds a world-renowned collection of approximately 34,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of history and cultures. 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) 
The VMFA's historical American art collection represents cultural exchange and development from the late 17th through the mid-20th century.  The holdings include painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts—with particular strengths in works by women and artists of color.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art (WMAA)
American paintings, sculpture and early 19th century furniture. The colletion contains portraits, landscapes and still lifes from American artists like Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and more. 

Whitney Museum of American Art
More than 25,000 works of American Art from the twentieth century to today. 

Winterthur Museum Garden & Library
The Digital Museum Collection comprises approximately 90,000 objects, from ceramics, furniture, glass, and prints to paintings, metalwork, textiles and other works.  Most objects date from about 1600 to 1860.

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