About the Collections

Founded in the 1960s with one of the earliest collections dedicated solely to American art, Reynolda House Museum of American Art offers the opportunity to view artistic masterpieces in a warm and welcoming environment. Completed in 1917, Reynolda House served as the primary residence of R.J. and Katharine Reynolds until 1922. Today, Reynolda displays many of the furnishings selected by Katharine to decorate her home in the height of fashion for early twentieth-century America. Finely situated among the furnishings are works of art by notable artists spanning three centuries, including Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, and Grant Wood.

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Searching Reynolda's Collections

The Reynolda House collections include fine art, estate archives, and decorative arts and historic house objects. Search by keyword, title, artist, or date. Results will produce objects from all collections with detailed scholarly research on each object. Explore the collections together to reveal the distinctly unique offerings of the Museum. 

You may also browse all collections or view online galleries


Collections Care & Conservation

From exhibitions and educational programs to publications and research, the Museum collections fuel almost all Museum activity. Preserving and protecting these collections are the most important ways that we serve our public.

Rights & Reproductions

The Office of Rights and Reproductions provides images for educational presentations, professional research, print and electronic publications, and media projects. All requests for images must be made in writing.

Electronic Cataloging Project

Learn about the three-year, comprehensive electronic cataloging project of the Museum's collections.