Recent Acquisitions

  • Georgia O’Keeffe, Special No. 38 (Canna Leaves), 1920-1921, Watercolor and graphite on paper, 15 ½ x 11 ½ inches, Bequest of Beth Straus, 2012.6.4
October 20, 2012 - March 10, 2013
Craig Gallery


The Farnsworth’s nationally renowned collection of American art continues to grow through gifts, bequests, and occasional purchases from its limited acquisition funds. In the past several years, a number of major donations have significantly enhanced the museum’s holdings. This exhibition will feature recent acquisitions of works by important twentieth-century artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning and Andrew Wyeth, as well as nineteenth-century works by Fitz Henry Lane and Harrison Bird Brown. Almost all of the works in the exhibition are shown for the first time.