The collection spans four centuries, and is installed in the Museum in chronological order to illustrate the history of America.
Central to the museum’s 19th century holdings is Winslow Homer's iconic Snap the Whip, and work by Albert Pinkham Ryder, Harnett, Eakins, Albert Bierstadt, and the Hudson River School's Eastman, Cole, Durand and Doughty. The Marine Collection spans four American decades, featuring Fitz Hugh Lane, Martin Johnson Heade, Edward Moran, John Marin and Arthur Dove.
American Impressionists include Robert Vonnoh, Edward Potthast, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and Gari Melchers; “The Eight” includes George Luks, John Sloan, Robert Henri, and Maurice Prendergast. Early 20th century works by Charles Sheeler, and Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield. Contemporary masters including Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, and George Segal.
Notable is American Sports Art, including work by George Bellows and Andy Warhol.
2-dimensional works from artists across the country
Works in varying styles and techniques
Highly-rendered drawings and paintings using the emotive quality of light
A journey through American art history from Impressionism through 21st-century conceptual expressionism
Carbon, gold and iron integrated with works of light
Innovative works by teens from across the country
Works depict distant views from within sheltered places
Images find beauty in an environment that appears to be tossed aside