Our curators use the term period to refer to a chronological timeframe, historical period, or artistic movement. While dates may be fuzzy or unknown, and the boundaries of some artistic movements are open to interpretation, these descriptions help to create connections among works. Different curatorial departments use descriptive terms in different ways. Over time, this creates tremendous diversity in the vocabulary that appears in collection records. Inconsistencies, incomplete information, and obsolete terminology are par for the course, and we are working to reduce the instances in which they occur.

  • Hudson River School There are 1,088 objects made around this time which is about 0.65% of our online collection
  • Rococo There are 1,085 objects made around this time which is about 0.65% of our online collection
  • Neoclassical There are 919 objects made around this time which is about 0.55% of our online collection
  • American Modern There are 534 objects made around this time which is about 0.32% of our online collection
  • Wiener Werkstätte There are 437 objects made around this time which is about 0.26% of our online collection
  • early Modern There are 309 objects made around this time which is about 0.18% of our online collection
  • Art Deco There are 267 objects made around this time which is about 0.16% of our online collection
  • Baroque There are 160 objects made around this time which is about 0.10% of our online collection
  • postwar There are 139 objects made around this time which is about 0.08% of our online collection
  • Civil War There are 119 objects made around this time which is about 0.07% of our online collection
  • Northern Renaissance There are 101 objects made around this time which is about 0.06% of our online collection
  • Modern There are 77 objects made around this time which is about 0.05% of our online collection
  • Psychedelic There are 42 objects made around this time which is about 0.03% of our online collection
  • post-Civil War There are 42 objects made around this time which is about 0.03% of our online collection
  • Late Renaissance There are 39 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection
  • Postmodern There are 35 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection
  • Victorian There are 34 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection
  • Northern Baroque There are 29 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection
  • Jugendstil/Art Deco There are 28 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection
  • World War II There are 28 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection
  • Regency There are 27 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection
  • American Arts and Crafts There are 23 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Renaissance There are 23 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Contemporary There are 17 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Art Nouveau There are 17 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Neapolitan There are 16 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Louis XIV There are 13 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Directoire There are 11 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Late Modern There are 9 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Post-World War II There are 9 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection
  • Biedermeier There are 8 objects made around this time
  • Empire There are 8 objects made around this time
  • Romantic There are 7 objects made around this time
  • High Victorian There are 7 objects made around this time
  • Pop There are 6 objects made around this time
  • Edo There are 6 objects made around this time