New Acquisitions

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection, which includes artworks in all media—from painting and sculpture to time-based media, photographs, self-taught art, and contemporary craft—reveals key aspects of America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today. In recent years, the museum’s acquisition efforts have focused on strengthening its modern and contemporary collections, as well as acquiring major works by Latinx artists.

Below are links to selected recent acquisitions. Learn more about artworks new to SAAM on our blog