The Carter Collection

Red Cannas by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1927

The Carter houses one of the great collections of American art, from historical landscapes captured on canvas to city streets seen through the lens of a camera. Anchored by iconic masterworks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the collection includes a range of artists, mediums, and styles, providing countless ways to explore and understand American creativity.

In our galleries sometimes you’ll find contemporary works alongside historical ones, or photographs alongside paintings—the depth of the collection allows us to highlight such connections through time and medium. If you feel like you’ve discovered something special when you find these moments, you have! We’re regularly changing out these works, so each time you visit, you know you’ll encounter something you haven’t seen before.