Past Exhibitions

America Draws

October 11, 1997–April 12, 1998

Drawing has always played a vital role in American art-making. The traditional practice of drawing from the human figure (which originated in European...

The Lure of the East

July 4–November 9, 1997

The imaginative style of decoration known as chinoiserie reflects a fascination by Westerners with the luxurious wares of Asia that reaches back into...

Dürer in His Time

February 15–September 7, 1997

The German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was one of history's most creative graphic artists. The central figure in Northern...

Dressing Up
Children's Fashions 1720-1920

November 20, 1996–March 23, 1997

"Dressing Up: Children's Fashions 1720-1920" illustrated the developments in children's clothing from the early eighteenth century through the...

Alfred Stieglitz and Early Modern Photography

September 14–December 29, 1996

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), photographer, editor and gallery owner, was the key figure in America's acceptance of photography as a serious form of...

Beyond the Screen
Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries

May 18, 1996–December 1, 2017

Chinese furniture reached a pinnacle of fine design and workmanship during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the later part of the Ming period...

American Traditions
Art of the People

February 1, 1996–February 1, 2002

Of the United States, Walt Whitman wrote, "Here is not merely a nation, but a teeming nation of nations."