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The Star, 1918, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880–1980), Bronze, Bequest of Frederick T. and Valerie K. L. Bonham, 1958.5.119.


Hugh Lawson McClung (1839-1862), 1860, Knaffl & Bros. Photography, Cabinet card, Bequest of Judge John Webb Green and Ellen McClung […]


Roman Imperial Coin of Galeria Valeria, 305-311 CE, Bronze, Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas, 2015.7.108. The reverse of […]


Untitled (Japanese Woman in Winter Dress), c. 1880, Unknown creator, Hand-tinted albumen print, Gift of Mrs. Gertrude Dempster, 1979.4.1.38. In […]


Hoarfrost on Birches, c. 1905, Geoffrey Roland Ballance (British, 1874-1934), Photograph, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bailey Audigier, 1934.1.AU.518. Geoffrey […]


Snow Lark Bunting, Plate 15, 1840-1844, John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), Lithograph, from Birds of America first octavo edition, Philadelphia, […]


Santa Milk Pitcher, c. 1910, Royal Bayreuth, Tettau, Germany, Porcelain, Gift of Nella C. Moss, 1936.4.625. The museum’s pitcher collection […]


Holiday Card, c. 1935, Photograph and paper, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bailey Audigier, 1934.1.AU.30. This holiday card features […]


Whiskey Medicine Bottle, c. 1909, R.M. Rose Co., Chattanooga, Tennessee and Jacksonville, Florida, Transfer from University of Tennessee, Barbara Blount […]


Desolation, 1873, A. Wordsworth Thompson (American, 1840-1896), Oil on canvas, Gift of Sheila and Alvin Ukman, 1976.8.1. Wordsworth Thompson’s painting […]