Smithsonian holds one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art, from the colonial period to the present, made in the United States.. Most of the art collections are managed in the
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
National Portrait Gallery
The collections represented nearly 10,000 artists mostly American Artists. Many portrait paintings focuse on images of famous Americans.
Collectively, there are nearly 10,000 art objects which include online records of Sculpture, Paintings, Decorative arts, Drawings, Folk art, Graphic arts, Portaits, and more representing the art and art histroy in the united States. You can also browse the more than 400 art objects that are on exhibit.
The Archives of American Art has the largest collection of primary resources documenting the history of the visual arts in the United States. More than 324,000 items which includes photographs, correspondence, works of art, interviews are available online.