Permanent Collection - de Young Museum

American Painting
The de Young houses one of the finest collections of American paintings in the United States. Strengthened by the acquisition of the Rockefeller Collection of American Art, the de Young's treasures include more than 1000 paintings that represent a spectrum of American art from colonial times through the twentieth century.
American Sculpture & Decorative Art

American Sculpture & Decorative Art
From the recent acquisition of Zig V, a major work by the great American sculptor David Smith to the fine Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie School Tree of Life window, the de Young's collection in American craft and sculpture is of growing importance.
African Art

African Art
The de Young's African art collection features work from many areas of sub-Saharan Africa, and showcases some of the oldest and most diverse traditions in art. This collection is growing rapidly, and the addition of stellar pieces like a terracotta Yoruba lidded pot from Nigeria, a power figure from Zaire and a Makonde helmet mask from Mozambique are enhancing the de Young's reputation in this area.
Oceanic Art

Oceanic Art
The Oceanic collections were charter collections of the de Young Museum, their nucleus being formed in 1894 at the California Midwinter Fair.
The Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art

The Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art
The de Young is home to over 400 masterworks of New Guinea art from the incomparable Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede of New York. This large and encyclopedic collection of rare objects with tremendous provenance is currently one of the finest collections anywhere in the world, rivaling the great museums of Europe and Australia.
Art of the Americas

Art of the Americas
A walk through the de Young's collection of objects from Mesoamerica, Central and South America, as well as the West Coast of North America reveals the richness and complexity of art that links the Americas. Notable treasures include the largest group of Teotihuacan wall murals outside of Mexico, a Peruvian mouth mask of hammered gold from the Nazca culture, and a ten-foot totem pole from Alaska.
Textiles

Textiles
A remarkable range of geography, tradition and technique is represented in the Museums' textile collection. Highlights include fine fashionable costume from the 18th century to the present, one of the most important collections of European tapestries in the United States, and treasures from the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Collection.
The Dorothy and George Saxe Collection of Contemporary Craft

The Dorothy and George Saxe Collection of Contemporary Craft



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