The collection of over 6,000 objects ranges from Old Masters to 20th century paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. The primary focus is on 19th century and early 20th century American Art. Selections from the holdings are always on view and rotate through the galleries. In addition, temporary exhibitions and the work of fine regional and national artists are shown throughout the year.
WCMFA conducts research on all works of art in its collection. An important part of that research is the effort to establish complete provenance, or full history of ownership, of each object in our Permanent Collection. In accordance with guidelines issued by the American Association of Museums (AAM), WCMFA is trying to ascertain the complete provenance for artworks that fall within the category relating to the "Nazi era" period, 1933 to 1945. Due to the challenging nature of provenance research, it is an ongoing and continuous endeavor and requires significant time and resources. It should be noted that the covered works listed reflect the current state of research and by themselves neither suggest nor imply that these works were looted during the Nazi era. Click here for more information.
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