Collection Highlights

Mother and Child

Ammi Phillips is recognized as one of the most successful and prolific folk portrait painters of the first half of the 19th century. Numerous scholars have researched Phillips' work and his… ...more

Ringing the Pig

More than any other artist, William Sidney Mount brought genre painting to public attention and popularity. His depictions of rural life, particularly its comic side, equal or surpass other… ...more

Hair Comb

Otter Hair Comb, by Stan Hill, 1988. Moose Antler

Provenance: (1) Stan Hill. Six Nations, Ontario.; (2) Eugene V. Thaw.;

The Old Oaken Bucket

THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET, 1943 mixed media on board. As a hired girl for Mrs. David Burch, Moses was told that the farm well was the well from which the song, "The Old Oaken Bucket" was… ...more

Bent-Corner Dish

Tlingit / Tsimshian (possibly) Bent-Corner Dish; Dish ca 1750-1800/Tlingit, possibly Tsimshian/Southeast Alaska/Yew, red cedar, fiber cordage.

Sample Catalog Entry: Bent-Corner Dish… ...more


Kwakiutl Tsonoqua Mask

Example Catalog Entry: Dzunukwa (Tsonoqua) Mask Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka`wakw) Northeast Vancouver Island, British Columbia c. 1850-1870 Red cedar, black bear skin,… ...more

Dress Shop

A quote from the artist: "My mother and sister worked in a dress shop, and I worked in a clothing shop, which was pretty much the same. When my sister saw this (painting) she said, 'Ralph,… ...more


This medal was struck by Commodore Elliott in honor of J.F. Cooper and in gratitude for Cooper's vindication of Elliott's conduct at the battle of Lake Erie. Made of white metal, the obverse… ...more

Harvesting Hops near Cooperstown, New York

Signed and dated lower left: "Frank Waller 84" ...more


Nampeyo is considered the greatest potter in the Hopi tradition. In the 1890s she revived the Sikyatki painting style (A.D. 1375-1625) by copying pottery shards found at the ancient… ...more


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Recent Items


Bamboo walking stick. Belonged to James Fenimore Cooper, the novelist, shortly before his death. ...more

Floorcloth - Cooper family coach

Elaborately painted burlap with pattern of repeating diamonds and floral motifs. Thickly applied paint. Paint colors are: green, blue, red, white, yellow. This floorcloth was used in the… ...more


This coach belonged to the Cooper family. Commentary by Ken Wheeling, August 13, 1998: This coach style was popular in the South, and this is an excellent example. Similar coaches include… ...more