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  • American Art

    The collections at the Worcester Art Museum span the history of American art from 1670 to the end of the twentieth century, with special strengths in colonial painting and American Impressionism. By virtue of the Museum's location in central New England and the scholarly interests of the first curators of the collection, Worcester's early American paintings include many renowned works. The Museum's holdings of American Impressionism were built largely by purchases made from the annual exhibitions of contemporary American painting held in the first two decades of the century. The Museum is also recognized for its collections of American watercolors and watercolor miniatures on ivory.

    View our online gallery of American Art

    View our special timeline of Early American Painting