Permanent Collection

Spanning one and a half city blocks and three buildings, the museum features more than 4,000 works on display as well as a rooftop terrace and a sculpture garden. Galleries showcase artworks from ancient times to the present, including vessels from Tang-dynasty China, early Italian paintings, textiles from Borneo, treasures of American art, masks from West Africa, modern and contemporary art, ancient sculptures, masterworks by Degas, van Gogh, and Picasso, and more.

Collection Highlights

Allover (Gloria Estefan, Queen and Others)

Artist: Christian Marclay (American, born 1955)

Coin of Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome from Halicarnassus

Artist: Unknown
Mint: Halicarnassus (Caria)
Ruler: Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome, A.D. 146–211, ruled 193–211

Lift-Top Chest with Drawer

Maker, attributed to: Robert Crossman (American, 1707–1779)

Crucified Christ

Artist: Camillo Rusconi (Italian, Rome, 1658–1728)

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