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American Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts - Video

by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum's collection of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. More than one thousand paintings, six hundred sculptures, and 2,600 drawings by approximately nine hundred different artists constitute an encyclopedic survey of fine art in the United States, from the late colonial period in the eighteenth century through the early twentieth century. The collection of American decorative arts extends in date from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century and includes approximately 12,000 examples of furniture, silver, glass, pewter, ceramics, and textiles. Above: George Washington, 1795; Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755–1828); Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.160)