The museum's American sculpture collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. From works by such nineteenth-century masters as Hiram Powers, Edmonia Lewis, and Harriet Hosmer to turn-of-the-century bronzes by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Paul Manship, sculpture provides insight into American history and values. Modern and contemporary works by Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Edward Kienholz, Deborah Butterfield, and Martin Puryear bring the collection up to the present moment.
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Pictured: Isamu Noguchi, Grey Sun, 1967, Arni marble, 40 7/8 x 39 1/2 x 16 7/8 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Isamu Noguchi