Founded in 1883, the museum has expanded its original neoclassical landmark building with two major additions to hold a collection of more than 89,000 objects spanning 20,000 years and representing diverse cultures across all continents.
Collections are grouped into seven curatorial areas: Arts of Africa & the Americas; Contemporary Art; Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture; Asian Art; Paintings; Photography and New Media; and Prints and Drawings.
Appliances made for the home in the decades before and after World War II
The clothing of 18th and 19th century aristocratic Chinese women
13 artists question the division between painting and fiber art
100+ masterworks across time, place, and media
A range of modern and contemporary works
Explores how traumatic memories of war impact the daily lives of veterans
Motifs of flowers and birds convey both natural beauty and symbolic meaning
Recent additions to the collection
The porcelain achievements of China’s Qing Dynasty
Works depict recently murdered and missing Mexican journalists
Questions how technology has re-imagined the physical body