Willamette University

American Collection

The American art collection at the museum is comprised of works that represent a wide variety of genres, media, and time periods. Important focuses within this collection include the work of early twentieth-century photographer Edward Steichen, including a rare landscape painting. American printmaker Jacob Lawrence is represented with a collection of prints that explore his interest in social justice and the experiences of African Americans throughout history. The collection also includes examples of nineteenth-century portraiture, printmaking and genre sculpture. A selection of works from this collection is on permanent view in the museum.

Other examples of American art are found in our regional Northwest Collection.

See highlights from our American Collection

American Collection