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20 North Main St (also enter on 224 Benefit Street) Providence, RI 02903

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Art & Design

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

  • The Prints, Drawings, & Photographs collection comprises more than 25,000 works including prints, drawings, and photographs, and dating from the 15th century to the present. The holdings include a large group of Old Master engravings and etchings, and particular strengths in prints and drawings of 18th-century Italy, 19th-century France, and 19th- and 20th-century America. The department also holds one of the largest collections of late 18th- and early 19th-century British watercolors in the United States. Both the Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Modern Latin American Art and the Richard Brown Baker collection of contemporary British art have depth in works on paper. Contemporary works on paper in all media are the fastest growing segment of the collection.

    Works not on view can be accessed by appointment in the Minskoff Center for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

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