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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.

 
JACKSON POLLOCK
Number 6
Duco and aluminum paint on canvas
1949
JOHN BIGGERS
Jubilee: Ghana Harvest Festival
Tempera and acrylic on canvas
1959–63
DAVID BATES
Stringer of Sheepsheads I
Oil on linen
1992
ADOLPH GOTTLIEB
Penumbra
Oil on linen
1959
JOHN ALEXANDER
Mr. Friend's Revenge
Oil on canvas
1982
JAMES DRAKE
Juarez/El Paso (Boxcar)
Charcoal on paper mounted in steel frame with mixed media (coal, railroad spikes, crowbar)
1987–88
JAMES SURLS
I Am Building with the Axe, the Knife, and the Needle's Eye
Hickory, oak, pine, padouk, and mahogany
1982
DOROTHY ANTOINETTE (TONI) LASELLE
Puritan
Oil on canvas
1947–50
KENNETH NOLAND
Half
Acrylic on canvas
1959
LUIS JIMÉNEZ
Border Crossing (Cruzando el Rio Bravo)
Fiberglass with pigment and glitter
1987
MARK ROTHKO
Painting
Oil on canvas
1961
THOMAS HART BENTON
Haystack
Tempera with oil glaze on linen, on wood panel
1938
JOHN BALDESSARI
A Different Kind of Order (The Thelonious Monk Story)
Gelatin silver prints and one typewritten sheet, individually framed
1972–79
RICHARD MISRACH
Desert Fire #249
Chromogenic print
1985
NICHOLAS NIXON
Joey Brandon with his Parents, Zena and Everett Cloy, Boston, Oct., 1987
Gelatin silver print
1987
ESTHER PARADA
Past Recovery
100 gelatin silver prints with toning
1979
CINDY SHERMAN
Untitled Film Still (#52)
Gelatin silver print
1979
MARY CASSATT
Children in a Garden (The Nurse)
Oil on canvas
1878
WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE
Mother and Child (The First Portrait)
Oil on canvas
c. 1888
FREDERIC EDWIN CHURCH
Cotopaxi
Oil on canvas
1855