Luce Foundation Center for American Art
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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
Enter keyword(s):
Artist Name:
Artwork Title:
Accession Number:
Case Number:
Drawer Number:

To search a drawer, you must also enter the corresponding case number in the "Case Number" field above.

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