There are 102 periods represented in our online collection (covering about 2.82% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 3.

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.

  • Rococo

    There are 1,152 objects made around this time which is about 0.54% of our online collection

  • Hudson River School

    There are 1,088 objects made around this time which is about 0.51% of our online collection

  • Neoclassical

    There are 906 objects made around this time which is about 0.42% of our online collection

  • American Modern

    There are 537 objects made around this time which is about 0.25% of our online collection

  • Wiener Werkstätte

    There are 437 objects made around this time which is about 0.20% of our online collection

  • early Modern

    There are 326 objects made around this time which is about 0.15% of our online collection

  • Art Deco

    There are 300 objects made around this time which is about 0.14% of our online collection

  • Baroque

    There are 167 objects made around this time which is about 0.08% of our online collection

  • postwar

    There are 162 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 0.06% of our online collection

  • Northern Renaissance

    There are 101 objects made around this time which is about 0.05% of our online collection

  • Modern

    There are 93 objects made around this time which is about 0.04% of our online collection

  • Victorian

    There are 52 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection

  • Psychedelic

    There are 42 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection

  • post-Civil War

    There are 42 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection

  • World War II

    There are 40 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% 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 37 objects made around this time which is about 0.02% of our online collection

  • Jugendstil/Art Deco

    There are 29 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection

  • Northern Baroque

    There are 29 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection

  • Regency

    There are 28 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection

  • American Arts and Crafts

    There are 24 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection

  • Renaissance

    There are 24 objects made around this time which is about 0.01% of our online collection

  • Art Nouveau

    There are 18 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

  • Late Baroque

    There are 16 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

  • Post-World War II

    There are 9 objects made around this time

  • 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

  • historicism

    There are 6 objects made around this time