American Art

The American art collection at the Huntington Museum of Art covers a broad spectrum of materials and periods of time. From early Native American objects to the art of contemporary painters, sculptors and printmakers, the collection features notable works by artists such as Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Alexander Calder, Cy Twombly, Chuck Close and Andy Warhol. The museum’s extensive collection of decorative arts includes work by leading American craftsmen and designers, with an exceptionally strong representation of American glass and an equally notable collection of historic firearms.

American Paintings

Lincoln’s Birthday Flags—1918

Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935), Lincoln's Birthday Flags -- 1918, 1918. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4" x 24 1/4". Gift of Ruth Woods Dayton, 1967.1.122.

American Decorative Arts

Morgan Vase on Stand

Hobbs, Brockuner and Co., Wheeling, West Virginia, United States, Morgan Vase on Stand, ca. 1886-1891. Glass, Overall (A: Vase): 8 x 3 1/8"; Overall (B: Stand): 3 1/4" x 3 3/8"; Other (Combined), 10". Given in memory of Arnold G. (Jay) Buckle, "Grampaw," 1979.3AB

American Folk Art

Bust of a Young Man

Alexander (Asa) Ames (American, 1823-1851), Bust of a Young Man, ca. 1847. Poplar, paint, Overall: 14 9/16" x 8 1/4" x 8". Funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nichols and the 1978 Antiques Show Fund, 1978.13.

American Prints & Drawings

John Brown

John Steuart Curry (American, 1897-1946), John Brown, 1939. Lithograph, plate: 14 3/4" x 10 7/8"; framed: 25 5/8" x 21 5/8". Gift of Ruth Woods Dayton, 1967.1.62.

American Sculpture


Hiram Powers (American, 1805-1873), Proserpine, ca. 1844. Marble, 73 1/4" x 19". Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John C.C. Mayo, II, 1973.65.