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The Wolfsonian's collection—among the largest university art collections in the country—focuses on North American and European art, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design dating from 1850 to 1950. The United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands are the countries most extensively represented in the collection, with a smaller but significant number of materials from Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, the former Soviet Union, Hungary, and more. With over 200,000 objects, the collection includes books, ephemera, and archives from The Wolfsonian Library; works on paper (posters, prints, design drawings, and more); fine art (paintings and sculpture); decorative art (glass, textiles, ceramics, lighting); appliances; and beyond.

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Experience the power of art and design through a digital catalog that features almost 100,000 images and 75,000 collection records.


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