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Updated April 1, 2020

A Message from the Director

FIA Closed now through May 10

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A Virtual Walk through the FIA

Take a self-guided audio tour of highlights from the collection.



Arts of Americas

Veracruz, Mexican. Seated Figure, 900-1500. Earthenware, 20 3/8 × 9 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. Gift of Genevieve and Richard Shaw, by exchange 2010.285
Veracruz
Seated Figure, 900-1500
Earthenware
2010.285
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Crow, Montana, American. Parfleche Case, ca. 1885. Cattle rawhide and pigment, 25 5/16 × 16 1/2 in. Museum purchase from the Chandler/Pohrt Collection 1985.32
Crow, Montana
Parfleche Case, ca. 1885
Cattle rawhide and pigment
1985.32
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Crow, Montana, American. Martingale (Horse Ornament), ca. 1885. Deerskin, canvas, glass beads, and brass bells. 39 5/8 × 16 1/2 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pohrt 1985.102
Crow, Montana
Martingale (Horse Ornament), ca. 1885
Deerskin, canvas, glass beads, and brass bells
1985.10
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Arts of Africa

Punu peoples Gabon Ancestral Mask, 1927 Wood with black, white (kaolin) and red pigment, leather, and fabric 12 3/4 × 8 3/4 × 7 1/4 in. Gift of Genevieve and Richard Shaw, by exchange 2011.319
Punu peoples
Ancestral Mask, 1927
Wood with black, white (kaolin) and red pigment, leather, and fabric
2011.319
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Senufo peoples Côte d'Ivoire Helmet Mask, Poro Society, 20th century Polychromed wood 13 × 10 3/4 × 34 in Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams 1973.9
Senufo peoples
Helmet Mask, Poro Society, 20th
century Polychromed wood
1973.9
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Yoruba peoples Federal Republic of Nigeria Snake Cult Mask, Gelede Society, n.d. Polychromed wood 17 × 17 1/4 in. Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams 1973.28
Yoruba peoples
Snake Cult Mask, Gelede Society, n.d.
Polychromed wood
1973.28
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Bobo peoples Burkina Faso Helmet Mask, n.d. Wood and twine 27 × 10 3/4 in. Gift of Justice and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams 1973.66
Bobo peoples
Helmet Mask, n.d.
Wood and twine
1973.66
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Arts of Asia

Chinese Prancing Horse, 206 BCE– 220 CE Earthenware 57 × 46 × 17 in. Museum purchase with funds from the Founders Society and Collection Endowment 2002.14
Chinese
Prancing Horse, 206 BCE– 220 CE
Earthenware
2002.14
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Japanese Amida Buddha, 1603–1867 Wood gilt and lacquer 29 3/4 × 16 1/2 in. Gift of Karel Wiest in memory of Julie A. Garrett (1932-1980) 1980.73
Japanese
Amida Buddha, 1603–1867
Wood gilt and lacquer
1980.73
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European Art

Jan van Kessel Flemish, 1626 - 1679 Air, ca. 1647 Oil on copper 30 × 39 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards through the  Viola E. Bray Charitable Trust Fund 1965.33
Jan van Kessel
Air, ca. 1647
Oil on copper
1965.33
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Flemish A Vanitas Still Life, ca. 1620 Oil on panel 17 × 26 in.  Museum purchase 2008.42
Flemish

A Vanitas Still Life, ca. 1620
Oil on panel
2008.42
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Giovanni Buora Italian, 1450 - 1513 Pair of Angels Holding Candlesticks, n.d. Sandstone 39 × 14 × 10 in. Gift of Viola E. Bray 2005.146.1-2
Giovanni Buora
Pair of Angels Holding Candlesticks, n.d.
Sandstone
2005.146.1-2
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Vincent Nanques Figure of the Magdalene, n.d. Olive wood 2005.150 Audio Guide

Vincent Nanques
Figure of the Magdalene, n.d.
Olive wood
2005.150
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Lucien Pissarro St. Vincent Street, Winter Sun, 1890 Oil on canvas 1979.201 Audio Guide

Lucien Pissarro
St. Vincent Street, Winter Sun, 1890
Oil on canvas
1979.201
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Decorative Arts

Louis Comfort Tiffany American, 1848 - 1933 Agnes F. Northrop American, 1857 - 1953 Stained Glass Window, n.d. Leaded Favrile glass  47 3/8 × 31 1/8 in.  Gift of Fred Bellairs, Robert Bellairs,  Mary-Linn Benning, Bill Bishop,  Bruce Bishop, Elizabeth Bishop,  Falding Bishop, Russ Bishop,  Katie Kutschinski, Barbara Miner,  Bruce Miner, Doug Miner, Fritz Miner,  Beth Osborne and Barbara Spiess, 2014.35
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Agnes F. Northrop
Stained Glass Window, n.d.
Leaded Favrile glass
2014.35

Baccarat French, founded 1764 Pansy and Clematis Bouquet, ca. 1850 Glass  3 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards 1969.75.80

Baccarat
Pansy and Clematis Bouquet, ca. 1850
Glass
1969.75.80
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Clichy French, 1837 - 1885 Concentric Millefiori in Stave Basket, ca. 1850 Glass  2 7/8 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards 1969.75.31.2
Clichy
Concentric Millefiori in Stave Basket, ca. 1850
Glass
1969.75.31.2
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American Art

American The Fowler Children, 1854 Oil on canvas 1976.1 Audio Guide

American
The Fowler Children, 1854
Oil on canvas
1976.1
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Mary Cassatt Lydia at a Tapestry Frame, ca. 1881 Oil on canvas 1967.32 Audio Guide

Mary Cassatt
Lydia at a Tapestry Frame, ca. 1881
Oil on canvas
1967.32
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John Singer Sargent Garden Study of the Vickers Children, 1884 Oil on canvas 1972.47 Audio Guide

John Singer Sargent
Garden Study of the Vickers Children, 1884
Oil on canvas
1972.47
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Childe Hassam Newport Waterfront, 1901 Oil on canvas 1972.31 Audio Guide

Childe Hassam
Newport Waterfront, 1901
Oil on canvas
1972.31
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William Verplanck Birney American, 1858 - 1909 The Reader, ca. 1890 Oil on canvas 12 × 14 in. Gift of Genevieve and Richard Shaw, by exchange 2011.317

William Verplanck Birney

The Reader, ca. 1890
2011.317
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Robert Henri American, 1865 - 1929 Catherine (inscribed on back of painting "Catharine"), 1924 Oil on canvas 24 1/2 × 20 3/8 in. Framed: 32 × 27 1/2 in.  Gift of James W. Sibley in memory of Harriet Cumings

Robert Henri

Catherine, 1924
Oil on canvas
1984.7
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Charles E. Burchfield Nighthawks at Twilight, 1917-49 Watercolor on paper 1964.3

Charles E. Burchfield
Nighthawks at Twilight, 1917-49
Watercolor on paper
1964.3



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Contemporary Art

Karel Appel Heads in Yellow Space, 1960 Oil on canvas 1990.15
Karel Appel
Heads in Yellow Space, 1960
Oil on canvas
1990.15
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Adolph Gottlieb Conflict, 1966 Oil on canvas 1966.23

Adolph Gottlieb
Conflict, 1966
Oil on canvas
1966.23
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Grace Hartigan Black Velvet, 1972 Oil on canvas 1974.26 AudioGuide

Grace Hartigan
Black Velvet, 1972
Oil on canvas
1974.26
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Philip Pearlstein  Entrance to Lincoln Tunnel, Daytime, 1992 Oil on canvas 1993.40

Philip Pearlstein 
Entrance to Lincoln Tunnel, Daytime, 1992
Oil on canvas
1993.40
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Deborah Butterfield Tarkio, 2011  Bronze  96 × 101 × 50 in.  2011.131

Deborah Butterfield
Tarkio, 2011 
Bronze 
96 × 101 × 50 in. 
2011.131
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Al Held Drawing Number One (The Philadelphia Project), 1975–76  Pencil on paper 2003.13

Al Held
Drawing Number One (The Philadelphia Project), 1975–76 
Pencil on paper
2003.13
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Contemporary Glass

Marta Klonowska Fenek, 2011 Glass 2016.1
Marta Klonowska
Fenek, 2011
Glass
2016.1
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Karen LaMonte Dress Impression with Train, 2005 Cast glass L2017.143
Karen LaMonte
Dress Impression with Train, 2005
Cast glass
L2017.143
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Marvin Lipofsky IGS VI # 8, 1997-98 Acid-polished blown glass L2017.78
Marvin Lipofsky
IGS VI # 8, 1997-98
Acid-polished blown glass
L2017.78
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Ginny Ruffner Aesthetic Engineering Series: Inventing Flowers, 2005 Lampworked, sandblasted and painted glass L2017.106
Ginny Ruffner
Aesthetic Engineering Series: Inventing Flowers, 2005
Lampworked, sandblasted and painted glass
L2017.106
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Victor Chiarizia Enigma of Fullfilment, 2004 Blown and lampworked glass L2017.23
Victor Chiarizia
Enigma of Fullfilment, 2004
Blown and lampworked glass
L2017.23
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Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen Plum Falcon, 2004 Blown and sculpted glass, steel stand L2017.131
Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen
Plum Falcon, 2004
Blown and sculpted glass, steel stand
L2017.131
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Dale Chihuly  Flint Institute of Arts Persian Chandelier, 2009  Blown glass  2009.51

Dale Chihuly 
Flint Institute of Arts Persian Chandelier, 2009 
Blown glass 
2009.51
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Contemporary Ceramics

Beth Cavener Empire of Dust, 2006 Painted stoneware and an antique box 2016.33
Beth Cavener
Empire of Dust, 2006
Painted stoneware and an antique box
2016.33
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Robert Arneson Local Mind Disaster, 1972  Earthenware 2016.9

Robert Arneson
Local Mind Disaster, 1972
Earthenware
2016.9
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Carol Gentithes Madagascar, 2003 Glazed and polychrome porcelain 2015.102
Carol Gentithes
Madagascar, 2003
Glazed and polychrome porcelain
2015.102
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William Kidd
Untitled, 2008
Glazed and polychrome earthenware
2015.90
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Mariko Paterson
Willow Bago, 2014
Porcelain
2015.116
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Margaret Keelan Robin, 2008 Ceramic 2016.34 Margaret Keelan
Robin, 2008
Ceramic
2016.34
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