Edward Hicks (American, 1780–1849). The Peaceable Kingdom, circa 1833–34. Oil on canvas, 17 7/16 x 23 9/16 in. (44.3 x 59.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 40.340
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
This major installation of more than three hundred fifty objects from our premier collection of American art integrates a vast array of fine and decorative arts (silver, furniture, ceramics, and textiles) ranging in date from the colonial period to the present. For the first time, major objects from these exceptional collections are joined by selections from our important holdings of Native American and Spanish colonial art.
The galleries are organized according by eight innovative themes, through which you can explore historical moments and crucial ideas in American visual culture over the course of nearly three hundred years. Featured within these sections are American masterworks for which these collections have long been known, by such artists and makers as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Herter Brothers, Union Porcelain Works, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Edmondson, David Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, and Robert Colescott.
From Colony to Nation
A Nation Divided: The Civil War Era
The Centennial Era, 1876–1900: Tradition and Innovation
Inventing American Landscape
Thursday, March 19, 2015
An inclusive tour for those who are blind, partially sighted, or simply interested in experiencing art beyond sight.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of American art and architecture in the installation.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring changes in America in the installation.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of New York art in the installation.