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The Permanent Collection at Danforth Art consists of approximately 3,500 objects in all media. The Museum has been building the collection since its founding in 1975, and actively collects and holds examples of American Art in all media from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

The collection includes familiar names from American art history as well as significant holdings of contemporary regional art from both established and emerging artists.

Explore a selection of these works more deeply in this online gallery. For more information about the work, please click on the thumbnail version of the artwork below to open a page from our collections database.

Viewing our collection:
Figuration in American Art
New England Academic Traditions
Painting in Boston
Contemporary, Regional Art

Figuration in American Art

beneker
Garrit A. Beneker, Man at Steelworks
stuart
Gilbert Stuart, Dr. Nathaniel Coffin
hasler
Haley Hasler, Self-Portrait as a Woman Serving a Meal
imber
Jon Imber, Portrait of Philip Guston in a Green Coat

New England Academic Traditions

woodward
Robert Strong Woodward, Storm Sun
pearce
Charles Sprague Pearce, A Village Funeral at Brittany
hale
Phillip Leslie Hale, Glitter
pooke
Marion L. Pooke, The One Night Stand

Painting in Boston

Hodes
Suzanne Hodes, Mother Three Times
alper
Natalie Alper, Votive Song
swan
Barbara Swan, Baby (Aaron at Four Months)
bloom
Hyman Bloom, Seascape II

Contemporary, Regional Art

blackboard2
Gerry Bergstein, Blackboard #2
seep
Sarah Meyers Brent, Seep
yarde
Richard Foster Yarde, The Apartment
pepe
Toni Pepe, Installment 6 from “the Gesture of Tradition”