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      American Decorative Arts

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      Explore four centuries of creative expression in the United States.

      Renowned for its expansive holdings of decorative arts and paintings, PEM’s American art collection spans four centuries of creative expression in the United States. Rooted in our historic holdings that celebrate the rich and diverse artistic and cultural heritage of Essex County, Massachusetts, the collection has continued to grow to embrace a broader representation of the art of this country. Together, these works tell compelling stories of American life and the ongoing cultural exchanges between the people of the region, the country and the wider world. Located in the Seamans Gallery.

      TOP IMAGE: John Singer Sargent, 1856–1925, United States, Portrait of Sarah Lawrence Brooks, (DETAIL) 1890. Oil on canvas, 61 1/4 x 51 1/4 inches (155.575 x 130.175 cm). Anonymous gift, 2003. M11509.
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      Charlotte Barber, Portrait of Susan Burlingame, 1834. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Dwight D. Potter in memory of Mary Nelson Potter, 1973. 133254.

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      John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Sarah Lawrence Brooks, 1890. Oil on canvas. Anonymous gift, 2002. M11509.

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