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Collections

    • Taufschein of Abraham Kramer
    • Printed baptismal certificate for Abraham Kramer. 

    • Photo Credit: Krebs, Friedrich
    • Ebco Na
    • A lithograph made by artist Bill Hutson.

    • Photo Credit: Bill Hutson
    • Blanket Chest
    • Lehigh County, dated 1799

      Tulip poplar

      29 x 49 3/4 x 22 1/4"

    • Photo Credit: The Permanent Collection of The Phillips Museum of Art
    • Gotthilf Henry Ernest Muhlenberg
    • Oil painting by Jacob Eicholtz

      1811

      29 x 24

    • Photo Credit: Photography by Nick Gould Photography
    • Chesapeake
    • Artist: Woods Davy

      Medium: Steel and Stone 

      Gift of Stephen Moses (F & M '55)

    • Photo Credit: Photograph by Matt Eggsware
    • Medusa
    • Gift of the Ben and Evelyn Wright Foundation, Joanne Jaffe, 2010. 

    • Photo Credit: Ben Wilson
    • Sampler
    • Mary Ann Nash

      1835

    • Photo Credit: Permanent Collection of The Phillips Museum of Art
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    • Kerala Series #11
    • Kerala Series #11

      2003

      15.25 x 26.875

      Acrylic collage, sewn on canvas mounted on wood.

      Bill Hutson

    • Silver Cream Pitcher
    • Made in Lancaster County, PA

      c.1770

      5 ½ x 2 ¾”

      Gift of Dr. Paul Ripple, 2010

    • Photo Credit: Charles Hall (American)
    • merian butterflies and moths original
    • Matthaus Merian, Butterflies and Moths, from Historia Naturalis, hand-colored engraving, 1657.

    • Ten Series 8
    • Bill Hutson

    • Old Man Seated
    • Peart (American 1870-1963), Caroline

    • Pieced Quilt
    • Ann Lowler Ross c.1755
    • Photo Credit: Benjamin West (1738-1820), Gift of Mrs. George Ross Eshleman
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The Permanent Collection

The purpose of the Phillips Museum of Art is to foster an understanding and appreciation of the arts, from the contemporary to the historical and the multicultural. The collection includes decorative arts, Pennsylvania German material culture, ethnographic material and some historical material.  The collections are available for research by students, faculty and outside scholars.  A portion of the permanent collection is on exhibition in the museum, as well as various buildings throughout the campus.  Objects are also periodically used for temporary exhibitions and are loaned to various museums in the region.

A portion of the collection is currently available online through eHive.  New images are being added every week.  We invite you to explore the collection, tag objects and leave comments about  the objects on eHive