George PeabodyThe Peabody Art Collection
A Treasure for Maryland
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The Peabody Art Collection contains over 1400 objects, including paintings, sculpture, miniatures, decorative arts, manuscripts, and a collection of approximately 1100 works on paper. Objects in the Collection date from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, with a strong emphasis on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century paintings and sculpture.

Originally owned by the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, the Peabody Art Collection was acquired by the state of Maryland in 1996. The Maryland Commission on Artistic Property now administers the collection.

Selections from the Peabody Art Collection currently are on loan to several Baltimore institutions, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, Maryland Historical Society, Homewood House Museum, Peabody Institute, and Maryland Institute College of Art.  There also is a rotating exhibition of works from the Collection in the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis.

    Learn more about the history of the Peabody Art Collection

        Summary of the 2001 Conservation Assessment of The Peabody Collection

    Learn more about philanthropist George Peabody, founder of the Peabody Institute

    Experience the online exhibitions, From Private Fortunes to Public Gifts: Treasures of the Peabody Art Collection of the Maryland State Archives
        2001 installation
        2002 installation

    Experience an online exhibition, "A Taste for the Fine Arts": George Peabody's Gift to Maryland, installed at Government House in 1998-1999

The Peabody Collection is an Official Project of Save America's Treasures

Please direct further inquiries to:
Sasha Lourie, Curator
Maryland Commission on Artistic Property
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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