Collections: Arts of the Americas

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: Double Pegasus, one of four, from the Coney Island High Pressure Pumping Station, 2301 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn

These sleek modernist versions of Pegasus, the flying horse of classical mythology, once flanked the entrances to the New York City Fire Ser...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: Gold Weight

    Gold was extremely important in the economic and political life of the Akan kingdoms of southern Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. Until ...

     
     
    Tetrapod Bowl with LidDouble-Spout, Bridge-Handle VesselMantle ("The Paracas Textile")CrucifixPanther Effigy PipeYokeFunerary MaskDouble Spout and Bridge BottleLife-Death FigureTunic (Uncu)Cylindrical VesselThunderbird Transformation MaskOyster Catcher RattleHouse Post, from a Set of FourLife Death FigureKneeling Figure Effigy PipeShirtWar Chiefs Carved Pipe StemKachina Doll (Kokopol)Carved PipeTotem Pole for the "House which is a Trail"Model of House of ContentmentInlayed Pipe Bowl with Two FacesCeremonial Hacha in the Form of a Monkeys HeadDouble-Spout VesselKachina Doll (Hilili Kohanna)Shirt for Chiefs War DressAwl CaseDance Mask (Takü)Baleen Whale MaskCamelid ConopaRaven RattlePlaque with Crocodile DeityPectoralEngraved Conch ShellFalse Head for Burial Bundle or Mummy MaskMirror HandlePeyote RattleWater JarGenealogy and Land Record of Juan Tepetzin (Fragmento de las Mujeres)Kachina DollKachina DollCarved Spoon with Five Animal HeadsProbably Bayeta-style Blanket with Terrace and Stepped DesignPipe Bowl representing OwlMaking Babies for Indian MarketSidefold DressBlack PouchHeaddress FrontletReclining JaguarKachina Doll (Kjaklo)Kachina Doll (Paiyatemu)Kachina Doll (Anahoho)Speaker FigureFragment of Mantle or Poncho

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