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Arts of North America

Art created in North America includes objects made by native cultures of the present-day United States and Canada; paintings and decorative arts produced during colonial times; 18th- and 19th-century masterpieces; and the work of contemporary artists and photographers.

 
Sea Lion Feast Bowl
Wood and paint
Mid-19th century
Sio Shalako Kachina
Wood, paint, feathers, horse hair, leather thongs, string, and thread
1910–40
MARIA MARTINEZ , JULIAN MARTINEZ
Black-on-Black Jar
Ceramic
1934-43
Jar with Frogs, Tadpoles, Hummingbirds, and Dragonflies
Ceramic
c. 1900
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE
Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow
Oil on canvas
c. 1923
CHARLES WILLSON PEALE
Self-Portrait with Angelica and Portrait of Rachel
Oil on canvas
c. 1782–85
ROBERT FRANK
Trolley, New Orleans, from the series "The Americans"
Gelatin silver print
1955
JAMES TURRELL
The Light Inside
Neon and ambient light
1999
ELIE NADELMAN
Tango
Cherry wood and gesso
c. 1918–24
JOHN SINGER SARGENT
Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears (Sarah Choate Sears)
Oil on canvas
1899
JOHN BIGGERS
The Cradle
Conté crayon on paper
1950
ERIC FISCHL
Year of the Drowned Dog
Composition of 6 intaglio prints: sugar-lift aquatint, scraping, and soft-ground etching in colors
1983, edition of 35
THOMAS COLE
Indian Pass
Oil on canvas
1847
ROBERT MOTHERWELL
Black on White
Oil on canvas
1961
STUART DAVIS
Gloucester Harbor
Oil on canvas, mounted on panel
1938
PAUL OUTERBRIDGE
Advertisement for the George P. Ide Company
Platinum print
1922
Attributed to POTTIER and STYMUS, MARQUETRY ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH CREMER
Parlor Cabinet
Rosewood, burled ash, maple, eastern white pine, and other woods; gilt and bronze
c. 1862
JASPER JOHNS
Ventriloquist
Encaustic on canvas
1983
GEORGE BELLOWS
Portrait of Florence Pierce
Oil on canvas
1914
FRANK STELLA
Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation III)
Alkyd on canvas
1970