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About Our Collection

As the late John Russell, the art critic for the New York Times, once noted, the Chrysler boasts objects "any museum in the world would kill for."

As Michael O'Sullivan once wrote in the Washington Post: "The Chrysler Museum is widely counted among the top museums in the country."

Collection Highlights

Glass

The Chrysler Museum of Art holds one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of glass in the world, with more than 10,000 glass objects spanning 3,000 years.

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European Painting & Sculpture

The Chrysler's collection of European Painting and Sculpture ranges from works by Renaissance masters to bold early modernist canvases.

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American Painting & Sculpture

The Chrysler’s collection of American painting and sculpture is one of its greatest glories.

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Modern Art

The Chrysler’s collection of modern European and American art is remarkable both for its variety and its succession of individual masterpieces.

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Ancient Worlds

The Chrysler’s galleries of ancient and non-western art encompass its collection of Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Islamic, East Asian, African and Pre-Columbian material.

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Photography

A collection of more than 4,000 photographic objects that's very strong in holdings from the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement.

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Contemporary Art

The collection of works produced since 1945 includes names such as Pollock, Rothko, Lichtenstein and Warhol.

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Decorative Arts

Decorative arts have been collected by the Museum from the institution’s founding in 1933.

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