The Luce Foundation Center contains thousands of works of art. Simply type in the artist name, title, accession number or keyword to search within the collection. Or, if you prefer, you can browse the different categories.
What's an accession number?
When the Smithsonian American Art Museum acquires an artwork, the registrar's office gives it a unique identifier known as an "accession number." A SAAM accession number usually has three parts, each separated by a period.
1. the year an artwork was acquired (accessioned)
2. the lot number
3. the individual item number, if the lot contained more than one artwork