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Permanent Collection

Early in its 50-year history, The Academy Art Museum began its permanent collection with 11 works of art. Today, the collection contains more than 1,000 pieces including core holdings of European and American works on paper.

New Acquisitions

In December 2013 the Museum's Board of Trustees accepted the following works to add to the permanent collection:

  • Untitled, 1986, mixed media by Salisbury, MD, artist John R. Cleary (gift of the artist);
  • Venus and Cupid, 1596, engraving, from a set of Three Goddesses, by Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius (1558 - 1617) (museum purchase);
  • Water Coolie , c.1880, Hand-colored photograph, by Japanese artist Kusakave Kimbei (1841 - 1934);
  • 45 works on paper by Frederick Hammersley (1919- 2009), a gift from the Frederick Hammersley Foundation, Albuquerque, NM.

These works will be exhibited in the near future in the Permanent Collection galleries, with a Frederick Hammersley exhibition planned for the Fall of 2014.

  • Hendrick Goltzius
    Venus and Cupid, 1596
    Engraving, from a set of Three Goddesses
    13 ½ x 10 inches
    AAM 2013.010

  • Gabriel Cortois de Pressigny, 1816
    Etching on paper
    Inscription: J. D. Ingres fecit Rome 1816.
    Museum purchase
    AAM 2013.006

  • Pablo Picasso
    Sueño y Mentira de Franco, 1937
    (Dream and Lie of Franco)

    Aquatint and etching, 12 ¼” x 16 ½”
    Ink stamp signature, 686/850, portfolio with poem, descriptive text and certificate
    Museum purchase; Partial gift of Tom and Alexa Seip 2013
    AAM 2013.007

  • David Hockney
    Old Rink Rank (detail), 1969
    from: Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
    book comprising 7 leaves, etchings and text (letter press),
    Edition of 73/100, accordion fold, Rives BFK, 14" x 72"
    AAM 2012.026

  • Larry Rivers
    Daniel Webster, c. 1961
    oil on canvas, 29 ½ x 24 1/2
    Gift of Joan Cox, Easton, MD, in Memory of C. Paul Cox II

  • Greg Mort
    Study #3 "Star Crow", (hard), 2006
    Graphite on paper
    Gift of the artist for the David H. Hickman Collection

  • Gene Davis
    Bubble Gum, 1970
    acrylic on canvas
    Gift of the Elinor Farquhar

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