The museum’s collections of South Asian art features a range of Buddhist art, art from the Mughal Empire and striking pieces from Tibet, Thailand and Nepal.
The Contemporary collection includes works covering a range of genres from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and Minimalism and includes works by Jackson Pollock, Jasper John, Mark Rothko, Robert Smithson, and Franz Kline. Photography includes pieces by Nic Nicosia, Lynn Davis and Cindy Sherman, and a keen interest in contemporary German work showcases work by Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, and Anselm Kiefer.
The Decorative Arts And Design collection is expansive and features over 8,000 works from America and Europe across a variety of materials, including textiles, furniture, glass, ceramics, and metalware dating back to the 16th-century. Highlights of the collection include 17th-century Chinese porcelain, American 18th-century furniture, and a world-renowned silver collection from the 19th century with pieces by Tiffany & Co., and Reed and Barton. Other stunning pieces in the collection include 16th-century Spanish textiles, a Gothic Revival bed from 1844 made for Henry Clay, an 1899 solid silver dressing table, and early modern designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, Gustav Stickley, and Zaha Hadid.
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