Explore thousands of artworks in the museum’s wide-ranging collection—from our world-renowned icons to lesser-known gems from every corner of the globe—as well as our books, writings, reference materials, and other resources.
The scope of objects in Smithsonian collections is staggering—from ancient Chinese bronzes to the Star-Spangled Banner; from a 3.5 billion-year-old fossil to the Apollo lunar landing module; from the ruby slippers featured in The Wizard of Oz to presidential memorabilia. Scholars and scientific researchers at the Smithsonian—and around the world—use these vast collections in their research to expand human knowledge.
Click on the "Online Resources" from the left-side menu to access over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists. The "Collection Online" presents a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of approximately 8,000 artworks.
Browse the Collection and discover the myriad art forms—sculpture, photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles, jewelry, and sound- and time-based media—and materials—wood, ceramics, metal, glass, fiber, paper, ivory, bone, and mixed media