The Museum, founded “for the benefit of all the people,” is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span more than 50 centuries of the creative spirit. Enjoy an eclectic Café and Shop while visiting.
20th Century American Drawings- View stunning drawings from the Museum's collection of works on paper, featuring works highlighting the movements of Realism, Regionalist Art, Abstract Expresssionism and Post-Modernism.
The new Japanese Gallery offers a Pilgrimage to Hokusai's Waterfalls-
Rare, first edition impresssions of A Tour of Waterfalls in the Provinces, a masterpiece woodblock-print series by the famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).
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