Presenting highlights from the Museum’s holdings of American painting, sculpture, photography, and material culture from the 18th and 19th centuries, the historical Seeing America galleries feature long-term displays dedicated to early American portraiture, the origins of folk art, and a series of three galleries showcasing Hudson River School landscape paintings, a strength of the Museum’s collection.

Ongoing special projects place Indigenous art and contemporary art in dialogue with the canon of American art history.

Long‑Term Installations