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The Henry Holmes Smith Archive

Acquired directly from the artist in 1979, the Henry Holmes Smith Archive at the Eskenazi Museum of Art is home to the largest public collection of Smith’s works, as well as the largest holding of works by an individual artist in the museum’s collection.

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Nazi-Era Provenance Project

The Eskenazi Museum of Art strives to document the complete provenance (ownership history) of each object in its collection, from creation until the time it entered the museum. Works that could have been in Europe during the Nazi era (1933–1945) and that have gaps in their provenance, are priorities.

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What is Collections Online?

Collections Online is a resource that allows visitors from around the world to see all 45,000+ records in our permanent collection. You’ll find high-quality images, complete descriptions, and details about each artwork that you can’t find anywhere else!

What can I do with this resource?

We hope you use this resource to enrich your own connection with art and with the Eskenazi Museum of Art! You’re free to use it for personal enjoyment, teaching, or research purposes. If you include links to Collections Online in your blog or on social media, let us know so we can share it!

Why did the Eskenazi Museum of Art create Collections Online?

Our museum is home to an astounding collection of more than 45,000 artworks from all around the world, but only a small fraction can be displayed in our museum at any given time. Collections Online allows us to share our full collection with anyone, anywhere in the world.

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